Edwin Haas

Section Head, Mechanical Engineering

Ed Haas has recently replaced Martin Woodle as the head of the Mechanical Section for NSLS. His responsibilities as Section Head include Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design, Vacuum Systems, Utilities, Mechanical Technician fabrication, installation, and maintenance of experimental systems at NSLS as well as at the BNL Accelerator Test Facility, and BNL Source Development Laboratory.

Ed joined BNL in February of 2001 after nearly nineteen years at Northrop Grumman (formerly Grumman) Corporation. Since 1993, Ed was the Electro-mechanical Engineering Group Head at Grumman's Corporate Research Center, and later at Northrop Grumman's Advanced Technology and Development Center. At Northrop Grumman (and formerly Grumman), Ed was responsible for mechanical engineering, design, fabrication, and installation of custom hardware and apparatus for Nuclear and Plasma Physics, Solid State Physics, Sensor Sciences, Aerosciences, Materials and Structures, and Computing and Control Sciences R&D Directorates.

Ed's previous work at Northrop Grumman covered a wide range of efforts. Ed was the Program Manager of two Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography (EUVL) programs, a position that included responsibility for both technical and financial performance. Initially funded by SNL, and later by the EUV LLC (a consortium of Intel, Motorola, Advanced Micro Devices and Micron Technology), Ed continued with a third EUVL program in 1999 and 2000, developing an improved light source as a consultant to Advanced Energy Systems of Medford, New York, an independent spin-off from Northrop Grumman.

At Northrop Grumman, Ed had major technical contributions to many research and advanced development proposals and projects, often developing new systems and methods to advance the state-of-the-art in new and emerging technologies. A partial list of patents and technical papers appears below.

When R&D activities at Northrop Grumman in Bethpage slowed, Ed became involved with a number of upper-management projects. As an example, he organized a Business Continuity Team and developed Business Recovery/Resumption Plans for Northrop Grumman's Bethpage, New York facility, providing methods and written plans to expedite business resumption following a site-wide crisis.

From late 1987 to 1993, Ed was a Senior Engineer in Grumman's Advanced Energy Systems department where he was responsible for mechanical engineering, design, and fabrication of accelerator-based components and systems for National Laboratory, SDIO, medical, and research projects.

Between 1982 and 1987, Ed performed many different engineering functions; as a Stress Analyst for Grumman's Vehicle Structural Analysis Department and Grumman's Material Review Board, as a Structural Design Engineer in the Advanced Composites group, and as a Materials and Manufacturing Engineer for their Advanced Development, Composites group.

Ed was a Northrop Grumman Master's Fellow in 1985 and the recipient of numerous Northrop Grumman awards for process improvements.

Prior to Grumman Corporation, Ed worked as an engineer for North American Philips Corporation in Lewiston, Maine, a manufacturer of high temperature metal products.

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Phone: 344-4450
Email: haas@bnl.gov


  • M.S. 1997: Management of Technology, Polytechnic University of New York
  • M.S. 1987: Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University
  • M.A. 1982: Mechanical Engineering Technology, University of Maine

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