CERN Accelerating science

Department Structure

Group Group Leader Mandate
Katy Karine Foraz

The EN-ACE Group is responsible for:

  • Providing overarching project coordination for the accelerator complex, including layout management, integration,scheduling, work and safety coordination, as well as for different projects;
  • Providing support and expertise in matter of project, risks and quality management as well as organizational process;
  • Developing and supporting the Organization's engineering, equipment data, maintenance management tools and mechanicals CAD systems;
  • The metrology and alignment of the accelerators, of their associated beam transfer lines and of the detectors, for the whole CERN site.

For more information about the previous EN-MEF group, please click here.


Luigi Serio

General administration, mamangement and planning of the department resources.
Coordination and assessment of performances of the Organisation technical infrastructure.


Mauro Nonis

The mandate of the CV group concerns the operation and maintenance of the cooling systems, pumping stations, air conditioning installations and fluid distribution systems for the PS, SPS and LHC including their experimental areas and special cooling systems of LHC sub-detectors. It also provides service to the Computer Centre and some miscellaneous installations.

Markus Brugger

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Nicolas Bellegarde

The EL group is responsible for the CERN electrical distribution network from 400kV to 400/230V. Its main missions are to operate, maintain, extend and renovate the network, analyse and make projections for CERN electrical energy consumption and manage relations with the energy suppliers.

Ingo Ruehl

The mandate of the Handling Engineering (HE) Group is to provide transport and handling services for the technical infrastructure of CERN, accelerators and experiments. This includes the design, the tendering/procurement, the installation, the commissioning, the operation, the maintenance and decommissioning of standard industrial and custom built transport and handling equipment.

Francesco Bertinelli

The mandate of the MME group is to provide to the CERN community specific engineering solutions combining mechanical design, production facilities and material sciences. This group owns, maintains and develops the 30 years old know-how on the mechanical construction of beam accelerators and physics detectors.

Alessandro Masi


Simone Silvano Gilardoni

The Sources, Targets and Interactions Group will have as common ground the study of beam interactions with matter, aiming to apply its know-how to particle generation (ISOLDE Radioactive beam sources, CLIC photoinjectors and polarized e+ e- sources), and to particle interception (collimators, absorbers and dumps). The Group is in charge of the conceptual design, production, operation and maintenance of devices in the LHC injectors and the LHC machine (sources, targets, collimators, dumps etc…) as well as in the secondary beams. The group is responsible for developing and maintaining the FLUKA Monte Carlo code and for providing formal training and support to its users in the accelerator community and to the experiments worldwide.