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Engineering & Design

No two research projects are alike. When highly specialised scientific questions need to be answered, off-the-shelf research instruments are often not enough. This is where we come in: the Engineering Design department of the PGI/JCNS-TA, in close cooperation with the institute's own mechanical workshop, manufacture customised devices, components and systems that are as individual as your scientific project.

Our equipment:


Our activities:

  • Development and construction of machines and installations
  • Technical advice
  • Working together with scientists to develop concepts for solutions to scientific questions
  • Preparation of design sketches, CAD models and technical drawings
  • Preparation of design calculations
  • Technical documentation
  • CE certification
  • Production of 3D scans and 3D prints

Our expertise:

  • Neutron chopper
  • Neutron selectors
  • Neutron spectrometer
  • Photoelectron spectrometer (PEEM, ESCA)
  • Small angle scattering systems KWS/SAS (SAXS, SANS)
  • Cryogenics
  • Laser technology
  • Scanning proble microskopy SPM (STM, AFM)
  • Vacuum systems
  • Shear cells, expansion apparatus, rheometers
  • Pressure cells
  • Cuvettes
  • Sample holders
  • Profile racks
  • 3D prints
  • Project "SILENT-F"

Our team:

Head of Engineering and Design

Herbert Feilbach


Tel: 02461/61-3914

Engineering & Design Team

Jacqueline Lippertz

Technical draughtswoman (mechanical and systems engineering)
Certified technician (mechanical engineering)

Tel: 02461/61-5021

Robert Swaczyna

Technical product designer (machine and plant design)
Certified technician (mechatronics)

Tel: 02461/61-4060

Andreas Thelen

Industrial mechanic (precision engineering)
Certified technician (mechanical engineering)

Tel: 02461/615021

Maria Pohl
Technical draughtswoman (mechanical and plant engineering)

Tel: 02461/61-4061


Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

PGI/JCNS-TA Engineering & Design

52425 Jülich


GALAXY in Operation

Introducing SILENT-F