Mark Champion

Mark Champion

Position: PPU Project Manager

Division: Research Accelerator Division


Phone: (865) 241-2426


  • 2017 – present: Proton Power Upgrade (PPU) Project Manager
  • 2016 – 2019:     PPU Level 2 Manager for Radio-Frequency (RF) Systems
  • 2012 – 2019:     Group Leader, Electrical and RF Systems, Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) 
  • 2007 – 2011:     Department Head, Superconducting RF (SRF), Fermilab
  • 2001 – 2006:     RF Engineer and Group Leader, SNS
  • 1990 – 2001:     RF Engineer, Fermilab

Mr. Champion began his career in accelerator technology development and utilization at Fermilab upon completion of his university studies.  He contributed to superconducting RF technology R&D and supported accelerator operations and upgrades.  He joined the SNS project in 2001 and worked on the design, construction and commissioning of the accelerator complex.  In 2007, he returned to Fermilab to lead the SRF Department in the execution of International Linear Collider R&D and the establishment of a world-class SRF program.  In 2012, he returned to SNS as the group leader for Electrical and RF Systems.  He began supporting the PPU project in late 2016, initially as the Level 2 Manager for RF Systems.  He began transitioning into the PPU Project Manager role in 2017.


  • Developing Leadership Potential, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2015
  • Strategic Lab Leadership Program, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, 2008
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1992