Users' Executive Committee

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 or the 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.

Committee membership:

Members are elected for a three-year term, renewable for no more than one term. Membership is intended to represent the scientific spectrum with an effort to achieve a balanced representation from the user communities in alignment with the key strategic research sectors of the CLS. Committee members are assigned one or more special interest groups to represent (i.e. Graduate Students, Advanced Materials, Health, Agriculture, Environment, Industry, Simulations, and Instrumentation). Users that fall within one of these groups should contact the relevant UEC member directly with any concerns specific to their interest group. Members are appointed by the UEC with input from the Science Director, and nominations from the user community. 

The UEC Members, effective January 2019:

UEC Chair: Ian Burgess, University of Saskatchewan

Agriculture

Marco Keiluweit, University of Massachusetts      
keiluweit@umass.edu
Michael Rogers, University of Guelph         
mroger09@uoguelph.ca

 

 

 

 

Environment

Daniel Alessi, University of Alberta
alessi@ualberta.ca

 

 
 
 
Daniel Alessi is an associate professor and the Encana Chair in Water Resources at the University of Alberta.  His research focuses are environmental geochemistry, geomicrobiology and contaminant hydrogeology.  He primarily uses X-ray absorption and diffraction facilities at CLS.

Grant Henderson, University of Toronto       
henders@es.utoronto.ca

 

 
 

 

 

Grant Henderson is the W.M. Keck chair of geology at the University of Toronto. His research is on geological melts, glasses and amorphous materials. He primarily uses X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) and X-ray Raman spectroscopy (XRS).

Jeff Warner, Canadian Light Source    
jeff.warner@lightsource.ca

 

 

 

Jeff Warner is the Industrial Science Manager at the CLS. Dr. Warner was previously an environmental geochemist at Cameco Corporation and the 2016 CLS User's Advisory Committee chair. He informs the committee on industrial activities at the CLS and acts as an information conduit between the committee and CLS management.

Health

David Cooper, University of Saskatchewan      
david.cooper@usask.ca

 

 

 

David Cooper holds a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Synchrotron Bone Imaging at the University of Saskatchewan.  His research focuses on bone aging, adaptation and disease. He primarily makes use of computed tomography and X-ray fluorescence imaging. He is the BMIT Beam Team Leader for the CLS. 

Joanne Lemieux, University of Alberta         
joanne.lemieux@ualberta.ca

 

 

 

Joanne Lemieux is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Alberta. Dr. Lemieux's research focuses on membrane protein structure and function, and primarily uses protein crystallography beamlines at the CLS.

Materials

Ian Burgess, University of Saskatchewan
ian.burgess@usask.ca

 

 

 

Ian Burgess is a member of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Saskatchewan. His research interests include spectroelectrochemistry using synchrotron radiation. He is the Beamteam Leader of the CLS Mid-IR beamline and was a member of the former User Advisory Committee.

Serge Desgreniers, University of Ottawa
sdesgren@uottawa.ca

 

 

 

Serge Desgreniers is a Professor of Physics at the University of Ottawa, specializing in experimental studies of phase transitions and physical properties of condensed matter at extreme conditions. He is a regular synchrotron radiation user (X-ray scattering and IR spectroscopy) and beam team member at the CLS. He formerly chaired the CLS UAC and is currently the Scientific Advisory Committee member on the UEC.

Stefan Kycia, University of Guelph         
skycia@uoguelph.ca

 

 

 

 

 

Arthur Situm, University of Saskatchewan      
aes345@mail.usask.ca

 

 

 

 

Conact your UEC at uec@lightsource.ca

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