Reinforcement for DESY's future project PETRA IV
The PETRA IV project team at DESY has a new member. Harald Reichert joined the project in mid-January 2022 (pictured: Edgar Weckert, Ricardo Bartolini, Harald Reichert, Christian Schroer, Wim Leemans). Reichert, an expert in photon science, was research director at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility ESRF in Grenoble, France, from 2009 until the end of 2021. Now he is coming to Hamburg in exciting times: the PETRA IV project currently is in the technical planning phase, which will be completed with the publication of the Technical Design Report (TDR) by mid-2023. Under an agreement between DESY and ESRF, Reichert will support the PETRA IV team in the preparation of the TDR. “I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues at DESY to create the conditions for PETRA IV to take off as DESY´s most important project for the future,” he says. In the medium term, Reichert will move from ESRF to DESY to take on the role of PETRA IV project manager.