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Charlie Danaher

Vice President of Cryogenic Sales


BS in Physics from Maharishi International University, BS Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla
BS in Physics from Maharishi International University, BS Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla
Growing up working on bicycles, lawnmowers, motorcycles, and cars, Charlie wanted the opportunity to create such machines. Becoming a design engineer provided Charlie just such an opportunity. Charlie has been working in cryogenics for over 20 years, and designing cool machines and products for over 30. 
At HPD, Charlie started designing cryostats, working closely with our many scientist collaborators. In the early days of HPD’s cryogenic work, Charlie helped design our cryostats, in fruitful collaboration with our peers at NIST and other institutions.  Charlie now works closely with HPD’s customers to figure out what awesome products they need so that they can do their job and be successful.  He then works with HPD’s dedicated staff to make that vision a reality.

Charlie’s favorite HPD projects he has worked on:

One of the most rewarding projects for Charlie was the LIGO Isolation Platform. Working closely with scientists from Stanford, MIT and Caltech, HPD helped refine the specifications so that an elegant design could be executed. Charlie and the LIGO team designed and built the prototypes that went into the Observatories in Livingston, Louisiana and Richland, Washington. Subsequently, the LIGO scientists successfully detected gravity waves, and went on to win a Nobel Prize.
One of the most rewarding projects for Charlie was the LIGO Isolation Platform. Working closely with scientists from Stanford, MIT and Caltech, HPD helped refine the specifications so that an elegant design could be executed. Charlie and the LIGO team designed and built the prototypes that went into the Observatories in Livingston, Louisiana and Richland, Washington. Subsequently, the LIGO scientists successfully detected gravity waves, and went on to win a Nobel Prize.
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