The Canadian Light Source has four advisory committees:
- Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC),
- Beamline Advisory Committee (BAC),
- Users’ Advisory Committee (UAC), and the
- Machine Advisory Committee (MAC).
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.
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:
- To review current CLS operations and allocation of facility resources; utilization of the facility by beamteams, independent investigators, industrial users, and commercial activities; scientific strategic planning; and other major issues that may be relevant to its mission. The SAC will ensure that appropriate mechanisms are in place and followed for all peer review activities.
- To establish procedures for the review of proposals for the establishment of new experimental and support facilities. Criteria to be considered in the review of proposals include: uniqueness and quality of the proposed science and/or technology program, benefit to others in the scientific and technological communities, impact on other science and technology at the CLS and the ability of the proponents to carry out the proposed program successfully.
- To develop appropriate procedures for monitoring progress toward implementation of new experimental facilities.
Serge Desgreniers, University of Ottawa, Canada
Micael Grunze, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Steven Hulbert, Photon Sciences, Brookhaven Laboratory, Brookhaven, N.Y.
Reiner Kruecken, TRIUMF, University of British Columbia, Canada
Giorgio Paolucci, SESAME, Jordan
Trevor Rayment, DIAMOND Light Source, U.K.
Nigel Smith, SNOLAB, Ontario, Canada
Rob Lewis, Monash University, Australia
Michael Martin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California
Carrie Wilmot, University of Minnesota
This committee is representative of the scientists directly involved in the development and operation of the research facilities at the CLS.
The BAC has the following duties:
- To assist the CLS in the formulation and review of policy and procedures impacting the CLS scientific user community.
- To make recommendations to the CLS management on issues related to the upgrade, development and operation of the scientific and support facilities.
- To actively promote cooperative interactions between the beamline scientists, beamteam leaders and the scientific community
Committee members include Beamteam Leaders and Staff Scientists for each beamline and CLS
CLS Management, Department
Dean Chapman (Committee Chair), Science Director
Robert Blyth (Committee Vice-Chair), Science Projects Manager
Les Dallin, Accelerator Operations & Development Manager
Pawel Grochulski, Bio/Life Sciences Manager
Feizhou He, Material & Chemical Sciences Manager
Chithra Karunakaran, Environmental & Earth Sciences Manager
|Beamline||Beamteam Leader||Staff Scientist(s)|
|Biomedical Imaging and Therapy (BMIT-BM & BMIT-ID)||David Cooper||Tomasz Wysokinski
|The Brockhouse X-Ray Diffraction and Scattering Sector (Brockhouse)||Stefan Kycia||Ariel Gomez
|Canadian Macromolecular Crystallography Facility (CMCF 1)||Mirek Cygler||Pawel Grochulski|
|Canadian Macromolecular Crystallography Facility (CMCF 2)||Mirek Cygler||Michel Fodje|
|Far Infrared Spectroscopy (Far-IR)||A. Robert McKellar||Brant Billinghurst|
|Hard X-ray MicroAnalysis (HXMA)||De-Tong Jiang||Ning Chen
|High Resolution Spherical Grating Monochromator (SGM)||T.K. Sham||Tom Regier|
|Industry, Development, Education, Applications, Students (IDEAS)||Jeffrey Cutler||David Muir|
|Life Science Beamline for X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy at the Canadian Light (BioXAS)||Graham George
|Mid Infrared Spectromicroscopy (Mid-IR)||Kirk Michaelian||Scott Rosendahl|
|The Quantum Materials Spectroscopy Center (QMSC)||Andrea Damascelli||Sergey Gorovikov|
|Resonant Elastic and Inelastic X-ray Scattering (REIXS)||Alex Moewes (XES)
George Sawatzky (RIXS)
|Soft X-ray Microcharacterization Beamline (SXRMB)||T.K. Sham||Yongfeng Hu|
|Soft X-ray Spectromicroscopy (SM)||Stephen Urquhart||Jian Wang (acting)|
|Synchrotron Laboratory for Micro And Nano Devices (SyLMAND)||Sven Achenbach
|Variable Line Spacing Plane Grating Monochromator (VLS PGM)||T.K. Sham||Lucia Zuin|
|Very Sensitive Elemental and Structural Probe Employing Radiation from a Synchrotron (VESPERS)||Ron Cavell||Renfei Feng|
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||SSRL, California|
|Peter Kuske||BESSY-II, Germany|
|retired, previously at SSCL & TRIUMF|
|Bob Laxdal||TRIUMF, B.C. Canada|
|Greg LeBlanc (Chair)||Australian Synchrotron, Clayton|
|Simon Leemann||ALS, California|
|Amor Nadji||SOLEIL, France|
|Francis Pérez||ALBA, Spain|