Reinhard Brinkmann began working at DESY in 1984. From the end of the 80s to the mid-90s he was machine coordinator for the HERA electron ring and decisively contributed to the successful and rapid commissioning of this highly complex facility. In 1995, he was appointed lead scientist for accelerator research at DESY. He also played a major role in the concept of the superconducting linear collider TESLA and in the editing of the "TESLA Technical Design Report", which was published in March 2001. In 2003, Reinhard Brinkmann became project leader for the preparation of the Euorpean XFEL project at DESY. From 2007 to 2018, he was Director for the Accelerator Division. Today, Reinhard Brinkmann is Senior Advisor for the diffraction limited storage ring light source PETRA IV and researches novel accelerator concepts.

Academic career

Director of the DESY Accelerator Division
since 1995
Lead Scientist at DESY
Scientist in the group MPY in the DESY Accelerator Division
PhD at FU Berlin
University studies in Berlin
1975-1977 University studies in Münster



ACHIP Advisory Board
CERN Scientific Policy Committee
JAI Advisory Board (Chair)
PSI Photon Science Advisory Committee
PSI SLS-2 Machine Advisory Committee
ALBA Scientific Advisory Committee
ESS Project Advisory Committee
HEPS International Advisory Committee