Autodesk Inventor of the Month for July 2010
Hear a phone interview with Mike Loftus, supervisor of the mechanical design group for the NSLS-II project at Brookhaven Lab discuss the history of the Brookhaven National Lab, and the goals for the creation of a new light source facility. Brookhaven National Laboratory a national research laboratory overseen by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy has been named the Autodesk Inventor of the Month for July in recognition of its innovative nanotechnology equipment being designed for a new light source facility slated to open in 2014. In the interview Mike Loftus explains how Autodesk Inventor software, along with other Autodesk software including Autodesk Navisworks, helped his team design the new nanotechnology equipment. Brookhaven Lab is the current home of the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS), one of the world’s most widely used scientific user research facilities. Each year, thousands of researchers use the facility’s bright beams of X-ray, ultraviolet and infrared light while conducting research in such diverse fields as biology, medicine, chemistry, environmental sciences, physics and materials science.