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.

Committee Membership

Serena DeBeer, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Germany

Serge Desgreniers, University of Ottawa, Canada

Steven Hulbert, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA

Chris Jacobsen, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Heather Jamieson, Queen’s University, Canada

Michael Martin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Trevor Rayment, DIAMOND Light Source, U.K.

Harald Reichert, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France

Carrie Wilmot, University of Minnesota, USA

Alice Vrielink, The University of Western Australia, Australia

The Users’ Executive Committee (UEC) serves as an arm’s length advisory group to the Canadian Light Source Science Director and as an advocate for the CLS’s user community. The UEC represents the interests of all CLS users; it provides recommendations and feedback to the CLS on opportunities to improve the user experience and enhance scientific capabilities, and it provides a mechanism for users to suggest recommendations for research programs and upgrades in alignment with the CLS Strategic Plan.

Users are strongly encouraged to contact the UEC individual members, as appropriate, for any concerns or inquiries with regard to the above or any of the following: disputes involving allocation of beam time; Beam Teams and potential membership; concerns over CLS policies and procedures (including health and safety); suggestions for targeted workshops, user training, seminars, summer schools, and the CLS education program; nominations for recipients for UEC Awards; or any other concerns they may have with regard to user issues or experiences at the CLS.

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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 Advanced Photon Source, U.S.A.
Marie-Emmanuelle Couprie SOLEIL, France
Kevin Jordan Jefferson Lab, U.S.A.
Peter Kuske Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Institute Accelerator Physics, Germany
Bob Laxdal TRIUMF, Canada
Lin Liu LNLS, Brazil
Toshi Mitshuhashi KEK Photon Factory, Japan
Gary Navrotski Advanced Photon Source, U.S.A.
Francis Perez ALBA, Spain