Instrument Shop - Staff


Barry Bergeron

Machining is the only thing Barry has done professionally. Barry has been doing this since April, 1977. From 1977 to the present, Barry watched the production time gap between idea and product close. In 2016, Barry became the shop supervisor.  Barry prefers to automate the machining process when ever practically possible. He feels strongly that the method often used to make better cars and toasters can be applied directly to prototyping scientific instruments, improving precision and overall quality. Barry believes that smaller, more integrated, more stable devices that incorporate a higher degree of functionality, come from taking the fabrication task to the level of art.


Alex Rybicki

Alex is a new member of the Instrument Shop and joined the Physics & Astronomy department in 2019.