Mechanical engineering, Project management, Structural analysis, Cooling systems, Crane operation
Neway Atnafu is a licensed professional engineer (PE) and certified project management professional (PMP). He is a mechanical engineer and engineering project manager who has worked on many aspects of the National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade (NSTX-U), including the cooling systems, neutral beam relocation, vacuum vessel analysis, magnetic coil bus bars, passive plate modifications and structural support design. He is the responsible engineer for the NSTX-U cooling systems, and is expert in the safe operation of mobile and overhead cranes, hoisting and rigging. Atnafu also assigns permits for core drilling of concrete structures throughout the Laboratory. He is an executive board member for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Greater Trenton Section.