"I worked closely with Dr. Ipe for several years
at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center when she was in charge of radiation
safety, shielding design and beam containment systems for the Stanford Synchrotron
Radiation Laboratory. She was responsible for the entirely new radiation
shielding design associated with our 3-GeV booster synchrotron construction
project, for shielding related to new synchrotron radiation beam lines,
and for the initial shielding specification for the SPEAR3 high-current
storage ring upgrade project. In the years of our collaboration I came to
respect Dr. Ipe's technical expertise, her thorough analytical capabilities
and her willingness to work with our lab to find practical and effective
radiation safety solutions to the benefit of our scientific user program."
"I had the pleasure of working with Nisy at the Stanford Cancer Center in
Palo Alto, CA, while I was a Senior Project Engineer with Rudolph and Sletten.
Nisy did a superb job of coordinating her design with the architect to ensure
that what was drawn on the plans could be constructed at the jobsite. Nisy
was also a tremendous help in reviewing the shop drawings for the shielding
design as well as visiting the site to review the shielding installation
process. Her proactive attitude and work ethic enabled us to construct a
very technically complicated part of the project per schedule and per plan
without any issues."
"Dr. Ipe has provided invaluable assistance in the review and design of
the radiation safety systems for the University of Hawaii's linac-based
Free Electron Laser systems including the radiation shielding, personnel
protection systems and radiation safety manual for this facility. This was
a challenging project, for all of these systems had to be accommodated within
the constraints imposed by the height and placement of existing structural
members, floors, etc. Dr. Ipe brought an impressive depth of experience
to this job, and completed the effort on schedule and within budget."
"Dr. Ipe has proven to be a valuable resource as a radiation shielding and
design consultant. She has produced thorough and professional reports that
have been accepted and approved by State regulatory agencies. Her experience
in these areas with architects and contractors has allowed us to delegate
responsibilities to her that she has executed with a minimum of management.
I can recommend her services without reservations."
“I have known and worked with Dr. Ipe for numerous years at the Stanford
Linear Accelerator Center. Initially it was in her capacity as a physicist
in the SLAC Radiation Physics Department. Later when a new head of Radiation
Physics was sought, I was pleased to recommend her for that position. In
that position she also became SLAC's Radiation Safety Officer, and I worked
closely with her because of my position as the chair of the SLAC Radiation
Safety Committee. As a result of these years of experience with her, I came
to rely upon her for sound judgment, thoroughness, planning, and when needed
a toughness to do what was right.”
"The workshop on shielding design taught by Dr. Nisy Ipe covered all important
aspects of shielding design for a diverse number of facilities. The supporting
material provided by Dr. Ipe is comprehensive and the course is given in
a systematic and well laid out manner. Apart from being an excellent teacher,
Dr. Ipe clearly has a solid grasp of the subject matter. This was evident
in the various discussions that took place during the course of the workshop.
The worked out examples based on 'real' plans helped reinforce the subject
matter and clarified any doubts about practical application of the theory.
This is an excellent course for anyone who is planning to venture into the
realm of shielding design."
"I have known Nisy and used her shielding services over a period of over
3 years. She has provided a number of shielding calculations and reports
for me for a number of industrial system designs and provided a significant
number of Monte Carlo analyses I have requested. I have always found her
work to be thorough, detailed and precise with clear explanations and advice
making the reports both technically complete but also readable by those
with little technical knowledge. She has always delivered within the agreed
timescales and actively seeks clarification where the input data is incomplete.
I would recommend her services to anyone seeking to design or develop a
radiation containment environment."
"Nisy was a great asset to the Kaiser Santa Clara Team. I was unfamiliar
with the Radiation Therapy practice when the project started. Nisy was able
to explain the Radiation Therapy process and requirements and made my job
much easier with the design and completion of the project. She supported
the project from start of design through completion of construction. She
was responsive to all the Contractor's and Architect's questions on a timely
basis. The vault design and advice provided by Nisy were instrumental in
the completion of the Kaiser Santa Clara facility. Nisy's participation
was integral to the completion of the reports submitted to the State, and
follow through of getting State approval to operate the Linear Accelerator.
I would highly recommend Nisy's expertise and services as a shielding consultant."
"Coming from one of the most experienced companies in California developing
and building radiation oncology facilities, I strongly recommend Dr. Ipe
to anyone seeking a physicist for their shielding needs. Dr. Ipe possesses
a unique ability to work within the California requirements and the practical
realities of construction, and the unusual gift of being able to work effectively
with hospitals, large educational institutions, city and state authorities,
and construction professionals. Her reports and drawings for both linacs
and CTs were consistently thorough, professional, and expeditiously completed."