The Facilities and Project Management Division is responsible for planning, constructing, upgrading and operating the Office of Nuclear Physics (NP) program's user facilities. These facilities include the ATLAS facility at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), and the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator (CEBAF) at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF). The Division is also responsible for overseeing the fabrication of major instrumentation used at these facilities and elsewhere, for Research and Development (R&D) activities to advance the facilities in areas such as instrumentation, detectors, and accelerator technology, for overseeing NP's Laboratory Stewardship responsibilities at BNL and TJNAF and for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. NP facilities and experiments provide world-class capabilities to address forefront nuclear physics questions and are utilized by ~3,000 researchers annually from universities, national laboratories, and industry.
In addition, the Division is responsible for the Isotope Development and Production for Research and Applications (IDPRA) subprogram. IDPRA supports the production, and the development of production techniques of radioactive and stable isotopes that are in short supply for research and applications. Isotopes are high-priority commodities of strategic importance for the Nation and are essential for energy, medical, and national security applications and for basic research; a goal of the program is to make critical isotopes more readily available to meet domestic U.S. needs. This subprogram is steward of the Isotope Production Facility (IPF) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the Brookhaven Linear Isotope Producer (BLIP) facility at BNL, and hot cell facilities for processing isotopes at ORNL, BNL and LANL. The subprogram also coordinates and supports isotope production at a suite of university, national laboratory, and commercial accelerator and reactor facilities throughout the Nation to promote a reliable supply of domestic isotopes. The National Isotope Development Center (NIDC) at ORNL manages the coordination of isotope production across the many facilities and the business operations of the sale and distribution of isotopes.
Ongoing projects within the Division can be found below. Information on the process for developing projects is available here. Questions regarding the Division should be directed to the Director of the Facilities and Project Management Division (Jehanne Gillo) in the Office of Nuclear Physics.