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Science (SAC)

The NSLS-II Science Advisory Committee (SAC) is responsible for advising the NSLS-II Director on issues related to the scientific utilization of NSLS-II 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 NSLS-II facilities
  • Long-term scientific directions
  • Planning, development, and operation of NSLS-II facilities
  • Policies and procedures relevant to user access and utilization of scientific facilities

Members are appointed by the Director for three-year terms, renewable by mutual consent. The Chair of the NSLS-II Users’ Executive Committee will be an ex-officio member of the SAC. In general, the full SAC will meet at least annually. The Director, 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 Director shortly after each SAC meeting.

SAC membership

NSLS-II SAC Meeting, September 20-21, 2018
Committee Members with John Hill, NSLS-II Director & Doon Gibbs, BNL Director (left to right: E. Takeuchi, B. Gates, A. Madsen, S. Wakatsuki, J. Smith, I. Pickering, S. Kevan, F. Hennies, J. Hill, H. Reichert, M. Dean, D. Gibbs)



  • Harald Reichert, Chair, ESRF
  • Ingrid Pickering, Vice Chair, University of Saskatchewan
  • Franz Hennies, MAX IV Laboratory
  • Robert Hettel, APS
  • Steve Kevan, ALS
  • Carolyn Larabell, UCSF
  • Eugene Lavely, BAE Systems
  • Anders Madsen, XFEL
  • Janet Smith, University of Michigan
  • Esther Takeuchi, Stony Brook University
  • Soichi Wakatsuki, SLAC
  • Matt Whitaker, NSLS-II UEC, ex officio