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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.


  • 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.


  • 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)
  • Kem Robinson, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL)