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NSLS-II Advisory Committees

Science (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.

Membership

  • 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

Accelerator Systems (ASAC)

The Accelerator Systems Advisory Committee (ASAC) will be composed of external experts trained in accelerator physics and engineering who are familiar with the design, construction, and operations of major accelerator systems. This group will advise the NSLS-II Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) and the NSLS-II Associate Director for Accelerator Systems and provide guidance to the NSLS-II accelerator team on technical choices, trade-offs, and decisions; value engineering; measures to improve availability and reliability of operations; diagnostics and controls; etc.

The members and Chair will be appointed by the NSLS-II ALD based on discussions with the Associate Director for Accelerator Systems. There will be approximately eight members of the Committee. Terms will be three years with renewal possible by mutual consent, and members who have been unable to attend three consecutive meetings will be deemed to have resigned.

Regular meetings will be held twice annually, coordinated with DOE reviews. Additional meetings will be called to deal with specific issues that arise and cannot be dealt with by email or conference calls. The Associate Director for Accelerator Systems will work with the ASAC Chair to schedule meetings and develop agendas. The committee will report its findings and recommendations in writing to the NSLS-II ALD. The committees written report will also be provided to the NSLS-II Project Advisory Committee (PAC) and the Chair of the ASAC is invited (but not required) to attend PAC meetings.

Membership

  • John Galayda, Chair, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
  • Caterina Biscari, LNF, INFN
  • Richard Boyce, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
  • Glenn Decker, Argonne National Lab - Advanced Photon Source (APS)
  • Kenneth Finkelstein, Cornell University
  • Don Hartill, Cornell University
  • Robert Hettel, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
  • Peter Kuske, BESSY
  • Dennis Mills, Argonne National Lab - Advanced Photon Source (APS)

Operations (OAC)

The Photon Sciences Operations Advisory Committee (OAC) is responsible for advising the Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Photon Sciences on issues related to achieving operational excellence and continuous improvement in the planning and execution of the programs and projects carried out by the Photon Sciences directorate and on developments required to achieve and maintain the highest possible safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in our operations. In keeping with this, the OAC will provide advice on the following topics:

  • Environment, Safety and Health Program
  • Conduct of Operations
  • Planning and Assessments
  • Configuration Management
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management

Members are appointed by the ALD for three-year terms, renewable by mutual consent.  In general, the OAC will meet annually, but additional meetings may be called as necessary by the PS ALD. The output of the OAC will consist of a confidential report of their findings and recommendations conveyed in a written report submitted to the ALD shortly after each OAC meeting.

Membership

  • Frank Kornegay, Consultant
  • Robert McCallum, McCallum-Turner, Inc.
  • Amy Nunziata, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
  • Dennis Parzyck, Consultant
  • John Quintana, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • Mark Reichanadter, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)