“I am in charge of following up the design progress on the BEATS project and this task includes the planning for the installation and infrastructure. I have about 15 years’ experience; mainly in synchrotrons. Previously, I was in charge of the design and manufacturing of the main storage ring components for SESAME and I was involved in the design, manufacturing and installation of the SESAME storage ring. In 2018-2020, I spent two years in the USA, at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University. It was while I was working there, on leave from SESAME, that I was asked to join the BEATS project, to replace a colleague who was leaving. I love just about everything on this project, but it is especially the international environment of the work that I enjoy the most. I have worked on European projects before at SESAME and for me the main difference is in the increased contact you get with the scientists. The BEATS project has just helped to increase my strong belief in team work and collaboration. The biggest challenge for me at the moment is to keep to schedule and to make sure we start the procurement on time and receive all the components on time. I am very excited about this project and very motivated to see it become reality”.
Maher Al Shehab is from Jordan. He studied Mechanical Engineering Science at the Jordan University of Science & Technology. He joined SESAME in 2005 and started working on BEATS in 2021.