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Photon Sciences Science Advisory Committee (SAC)



The Photon Sciences Science Advisory Committee (SAC) is responsible for advising the Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Photon Sciences on issues related to the scientific utilization of Photon Sciences facilities and on developments required to achieve and maintain the highest possible scientific productivity. In keeping with this, the SAC will provide advice on the following topics:

  • Scientific output and utilization of Photon Sciences facilities
  • Long-term scientific directions
  • Planning, development, and operation of Photon Sciences facilities
  • Policies and procedures relevant to user access and utilization of scientific facilities

Members are appointed by the ALD for three-year terms, renewable by mutual consent. The Chair of the Photon Sciences Users’ Executive Committee will be an ex-officio member of the SAC. In general, the full SAC will meet at least annually. The ALD, in consultation with the chair of the SAC, may call additional SAC meetings as necessary. The output of the SAC will consist of a confidential report of their findings and recommendations conveyed in a written report submitted to the ALD shortly after each SAC meeting.


  • Harald Reichert, Chair, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
  • Simon Bare, UOP
  • Jay Bass, University of Illinois
  • Jingguang Chen, Columbia University
  • Ernie Hall, General Electric Global Research
  • John Hemminger, University of California, Irvine
  • Andrzej Joachimiak, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Steve Kevan, University of Oregon
  • Gerd Materlik, Diamond Light Source
  • Ingrid Pickering, University of Saskatchewan
  • Pierre Wiltzius, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Bruce Ravel, PS UEC, ex officio

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