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Bob Weggel

FOUNDING PARTNER + BOARD MEMBER, Magnet Design / Magnetic Shielding

Bob Weggel is a Board Advisor specializing in Magnet Design and Magnetic Shielding. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1960-1964, earning a Bachelor of Science in Physics, and Harvard University from 1964-1966 for Applied Mathematics.From June 1965 to 1996, he worked at MIT's Francis Bitter National Magnet Laboratory in Cambridge, MA, progressing from student to staff engineer and then to Assistant Magnet Technology Division Head.


During his career, Bob has achieved numerous breakthroughs in magnet design and magnetic shielding. He was one of the principal designers of the magnet that achieved the world's strongest magnetic field. He also designed room-temperature and cryogenic pulse magnets for plasma fusion, magnetic levitation or propulsion, and metal forming or casting.


Bob supervised a team of five technicians who assembled new magnets and refurbished deteriorated ones.Bob has an extensive career history, including working as a Staff Engineer at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, Long Island, New York, for over six years. There, he developed hybrid magnets with a 20 T field and a 15 cm bore to capture pions for the proposed Muon Collider and Neutrino Factory in a high-radiation environment.


He also designed solenoids, some with iron (two now fabricated), and rectangular-saddle magnets for catalyst recovery in coal liquefaction.He is the author of "Superconducting Magnets: Case Studies in Design and Operational Issues," published by Plenum Press in 2009. In 1996, Bob started his own company, Magnet Optimization Research Engineering (M.O.R.E.).


He is currently a magnet-design engineer for Particle Beam Lasers in Reading, Massachusetts, and has been with them since 2002.


As a Board Advisor specializing in Magnet Design and Magnetic Shielding, Bob Weggel brings his extensive expertise to the company to help guide its technological advancements and innovations.

Bob Weggel
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