Advisory Committees

The Canadian Light Source has three advisory committees:

Each of these committees has a key role to play to ensure that the Canadian Light Source provides scientifically excellent research capability with state of the art experimental facilities, operated in a user friendly manner.

Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)

The CLSI Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is advisory to the CLSI Board of Directors (Board) through the CLSI Chief Executive Officer. The mission of the SAC is to ensure that present and future scientific programs at the CLS are of the highest quality and relevant to the requirements of the Canadian scientific community, and that they support the mission of the CLS. In order to meet its mission, the SAC has two primary functions:

The SAC will have the responsibility of providing recommendations on all technical and policy issues that bear on the full and effective utilization of the CLS as a state-of-the-art national synchrotron radiation facility and on future developments required to maintain the scientific and technical productivity of the facility at the highest possible level.

The range of inquiry of the SAC will specifically include a consideration of what mix of beamlines, their ancillary laboratories and equipment, and scientific activities will ensure an appropriate utilization of the CLS as a national facility. In particular, the SAC will have the following responsibilities:

Committee Membership:

Serena DeBeer, Max Planck Institut

Serge Desgreniers, University of Ottawa, Canada

Steven Hulbert, Photon Sciences, Brookhaven Laboratory, Brookhaven, N.Y. 

Rob Lewis, Monash University, Australia

Michael Martin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California

Trevor Rayment, DIAMOND Light Source, U.K.
Carrie Wilmot, University of Minnesota


Machine Advisory Committee (MAC)

The Machine Advisory Committee (MAC) is advisory to the CLSI Chief Executive Officer. The mission of the MAC is to ensure that present and future technical aspects of the accelerator at the CLS are of the highest quality and relevant to the requirements of the Canadian scientific community, and that they support the mission of the CLS.

Committee Member             Home Institution
Bob Hettel, Chair             APS, Illinois
Marie-Emmanuelle Couprie             SOLIEL, France
Dave Gurd            
            retired, previously at SSCL & TRIUMF
Bob Laxdal             TRIUMF, B.C. Canada
Lin Liu              LNLS, Brazil
Gary Navrotski  
            APS, Illinois         
Francis Pérez             ALBA, Spain

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