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Engineering Technology Centre

The Engineering Technology Centre (ETC) at Daresbury offers expertise in project management and multi-disciplinary engineering solutions from conceptual design and simulation, through prototyping and manufacture to build, testing, installation and commissioning.

The ETC delivers an integrated approach to today's scientific and technological challenges by combining mechanical design and analysis, cryogenics, CNC machining, advanced metrology, electrical systems integration and intelligent control systems.

Engineers in the ETC have extensive experience and know-how in delivering integrated engineering systems for particle accelerators, light sources and laser facilities. ETC engineers are responsible for the design and assembly of devices ranging from the nanometre scale through to giant detector systems for experiments at CERN, GSI and J-PARC to explore fundamental physics.

Many of the recent accelerator systems at Daresbury (ALICE, EMMA, VELA) and projects for ISIS, DLS, nuclear physics (e.g. AGATA), particle physics (e.g. T2K), have been assembled, integrated and tested in the ETC. Its engineers and technicians contribute professional engineering, design, analysis, realisation and on-going operational support and management of these facilities.

Key facts

The ETC is part of the Technology Department, which provides advanced technology and engineering in support of both STFC funded activities and other high profile international projects.

The ETC and the whole of STFC Technology is committed to Total Quality Management and a continual improvement culture, externally audited and certified by the British Standards Institution (BSI) to ISO 9001:2008.

Within the ETC, there are four main groups; Projects & Mechanical Engineering; Control Systems & Safety Interlocks; Electrical Systems; and Mechanical, Metrology and Technical Engineering.




ETC Head - Ian Lazarus
Tel: +44 (0)1925 603 433 
Projects and Mechanical Engineering
Neil Bliss
Tel: +44 (0)1925 603 269
Control Systems & Safety Interlocks
Brian Martlew
Tel: +44 (0)1925 603 769
Electrical Systems
Stephen Griffiths
Tel: +44 (0)1925 603 154
Mechanical, Metrology and Technical Engineering
Phil Atkinson
Tel: +44 (0)1925 603 371

How to find us

How to get to Daresbury Laboratory.

Engineering Technology Centre staff and facilities are located at STFC Daresbury Laboratory in two buildings:

  • The Tower Building accommodates Projects, Mechanical Engineering and Controls Systems activities
  • The Systems Integration Building (ETC Building) accommodates the Precision Machining Centre, Clean Rooms, Electrical Engineering, Magnet Test and Large Systems Assembly

ETC Site Locations at STFC Daresbury Laboratory.

Last updated: 14 February 2019


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