Steve Marks

Steve Marks is an expe­ri­enced devel­oper, and qual­i­fier of advanced sci­en­tific instru­men­ta­tion, and an expe­ri­enced tech­ni­cal and project manager. He comes to iP Solu­tions Corp. after a thirty one year career at Lawrence Berke­ley National Lab­o­ra­tory (LBNL). Through­out his career, he has demon­strated an abil­ity to trans­late cus­tomer require­ments and con­cepts into prac­ti­cal engi­neer­ing solu­tions. As a project man­ager of sev­eral large sci­en­tific projects spon­sored by the U. S. Depart­ment of Energy, he has sig­nif­i­cant expe­ri­ence in sched­ule and earned value man­age­ment, meet­ing strict gov­ern­ment stan­dards. Dr. Marks will now bring this set of skills and expe­ri­ence to bear on iP Solu­tions’ range of prod­ucts and services.

Notable prior respon­si­bil­i­ties include:

  • Chief engi­neer and project man­ager respon­si­ble for the devel­op­ing the design and man­ag­ing the pro­duc­tion of the undu­la­tor sys­tems for the LCLS-II free elec­tron laser project at Stan­ford Lin­ear Accel­er­a­tor Lab­o­ra­tory. The project scope respon­si­bil­ity was approx­i­mately $50M.
  • Engi­neer­ing Direc­tor for the National Sci­ence Foundation’s DUSEL (Deep Under­ground Sci­ence and Engi­neer­ing Lab­o­ra­tory) project. Direct­ing project engi­neer­ing and sci­ence staff to develop require­ments for advanced rare event physics exper­i­ments, and work­ing with out­side engi­neer­ing con­trac­tors to pro­duce a pre­lim­i­nary design for the lab­o­ra­tory infrastructure.
  • Lead engi­neer for devel­op­ment of many crit­i­cal sys­tems incor­po­rated into the Advanced Light Source, a third gen­er­a­tion syn­chro­tron radi­a­tion facil­ity at LBNL. Notable achieve­ments include: devel­op­ment of a multi-function non­lin­ear elec­tron optics sub­sys­tem that has become the stan­dard for all sub­se­quent syn­chro­tron light sources through­out the world, devel­op­ment of the first ellip­ti­cally polar­iz­ing radi­a­tion source incor­po­rated into a third gen­er­a­tion syn­chro­tron radi­a­tion facil­ity, devel­op­ment of pre­ci­sion mag­netic char­ac­ter­i­za­tion instru­ments and facil­i­ties for char­ac­ter­iz­ing elec­tron optics com­po­nents and radi­a­tion sources, and devel­op­ment of soft­ware for char­ac­ter­iz­ing radi­a­tion bright­ness and power dis­tri­b­u­tion from mag­netic field and elec­tron beam properties.

Dr. Marks is the author and co-author of over fifty jour­nal arti­cles.
Dr. Marks has BS, MS and PhD degrees in Mechan­i­cal Engi­neer­ing from U. C. Berkeley.