The Instrument Development Group (IDG) is a service center within the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University. The IDG specializes in developing instruments for scientific research in the fields of astronomy, condensed matter physics, high energy physics, bio-medical, and defense. Our team consists of 7 engineers, 5 machinists, one graduate student, and one technician, each with an expertise in a variety of engineering disciplines, such as optical, mechanical, software and systems engineering.
Among our collaborators, we have created instruments for several government institutions, such as NIST Center For Neutron Research, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Space Telescope Science Institute, as well as private research institutions like the Carnegie Institute for Science. We have also collaborated with several universities, including Princeton, University of Virginia, University of Maryland, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, and Texas A&M. We have also worked with several groups here at Johns Hopkins University, including the Physics and Astronomy Department, the Applied Physics Lab, the Medical School, and the Chemistry and Biology Departments.