Short Course Instructors
| Neil Peacock
Neil Peacock is currently a Consultant based near Denver, CO. He previously spent over 25 years in the technical and engineering departments at vacuum component manufacturers where he gained expertise in the design, testing, characterization, and calibration of high and ultra-high gauges. He also oversaw the production of gauges and components from the vacuum science standpoint, and designed vacuum test equipment and control software, as well as formulated production processes for manufacturing. Other areas of knowledge include materials technology, product design and reliability testing for mechanical vacuum components.
Mr. Peacock received his B.A. in physics from the University of Colorado, has been an active member of the AVS and Rocky Mountain Chapter of AVS since the 1980s and has been teaching various short courses at regional and national meetings for over 20 years. He has also presented invited and contributed papers at national and international meetings, has published in refereed journals and written chapters on vacuum technology for scientific handbooks.
In 2017, he formed Pine Place Consulting where he offers his expertise in all facets of high and ultra-high vacuum.