Committees

The ESS project is supported by a number of independent advisory committees who report to the European Spallation Source ERIC Council.

Administrative & Finance Committee - AFC

Composed of up to two delegates of each Member Country, the AFC advises the Council on all matters of administrative and legal issues and of financial management. The Chair of the Committee is appointed by the Council.

Description

The AFC oversees all major administrative and financial functions of ESS and is currently preparing the legal framework for the construction and operation of the ESS, and gives advice and recommendations for decisions to the ERIC Council.

The AFC's main duties include:


  • Monitoring and giving advice regarding organisational, financial legal and staff issues
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  • Reviewing documents for European Spallation Source ERIC Council meetings containing recommendations for decisions
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  • Reviewing and preparing recommendations regarding a legal framework and an administrative organisation for the ESS facility
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  • Working out rules and procedures for partners joining the facility and the ERIC Council at a later stage, e.g. during operation of the facility.

In addition, the AFC will, among other things, examine the plans for the procedures for in-kind contributions and the balance between cash and in-kind contributions, as well as the manpower and staff profiles for the construction and operation phases of ESS.

The AFC is composed of up to two delegates of each European Spallation Source ERIC Member Country. The Chair of the Committee is appointed by the ERIC Council.

Members
  • Petr Ventluka
    Czech Republic
    Ministry of Education Youth & Sports
  • Fredrik Melander
    Denmark
    Ministry of Research, Technology & Innovation
  • Inger Schow
    Denmark
    Ministry of Research, Technology & Innovation
  • Priit Tamm
    Estonia
    Research Council of Estonia
  • Bernard Dormy
    Chair - France
    Ministry of Higher Education & Research
  • Oda Keppler
    Germany
    Ministry for Education & Research
  • Paula Heppner
    Germany
    Ministry for Education & Research
  • Balazs Rajkai
    Hungary
    Ministry of Education & Science
  • Roberto Pellegrini
    Italy
    INFN National Institute of Nuclear Physics
  • Veronica Buccheri
    Italy
    INFN International Affairs Service
  • Armands Plate
    Latvia
    Ministry of Education & Science
  • Raimondas Paskevicius
    Lithuania
    Ministry of Education & Science
  • Bjørn Jacobsen
    Norway
    The Research Council of Norway
  • Michal Rybinski
    Poland
    Ministry of Higher Education & Research
  • Inmaculada Figueroa Rojas
    Spain
    Ministry of Science & Innovation
  • Maud Bergkvist
    Sweden
    Ministry of Education & Research
  • Viktoria Mattsson
    Sweden
    Ministry of Education & Research
  • Johan Holmberg
    Sweden
    Ministry of Education & Research
  • Martin Kern
    Switzerland
    State Secretariat for Education, Research & Innovation
  • Isabella Stadler
    Switzerland
    State Secretariat for Education, Research & Innovation
  • Nico Kos
    The Netherlands
    Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research
  • Neil Pratt
    United Kingdom
    Science & Technology Facilities Council

In-Kind Review Committee - IKRC

The IKRC is charged with the general responsibility of evaluating the in-kind contribution proposals and making recommendations thereupon to the Council. The Council approves all in-kind contracts based on these recommendations. Each country participating in the Council is represented in the IKRC by one delegate. The Chair and Vice-Chair are nominated by the Committee and approved by the Council.

Description

The IKRC oversees all In-Kind Contributions (IKC) to ESS, including the corresponding implementation of rules and legal framework for the agreement, implementation and final accreditation of IKC.

The IKRC assesses the deliverables of the Work Packages as defined in the planned agreements and evaluates whether those are in line with the ESS Programme Plan. Upon successful evaluation, the contracts are recommended for acceptance to the ERIC Council.

The Committee reviews issues related to the implementation of IKC and recommends actions to address any required changes that could affect the overall cost, scope, or schedule of the ESS project.

After delivery the IKRC will perform a final review of the IKC and recommend it for final acceptance to the ERIC Council. Subject to this approval, the Member Country will be accredited the In-kind contribution value as part of its total contribution to ESS.

Each country participating in the ERIC Council is represented in the IKRC by one delegate. The Chair and Vice-Chair are nominated by the Committee and approved by the Council.

Members
  • Adam Maj
    Poland
    Polish Academy of Science - The Institute of Nuclear Physics
  • Bjørn  Christian Hauback
    Vice Chair - Norway
    Institute for Energy Technology
  • Marco Marazzi
    Italy
    Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste
  • Peter Allenspach
    Switzerland
    Paul Scherrer Institute
  • Petr Šittner
    Czech Republic
    Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • Søren Schmidt
    Denmark
    DTU Physics, Department of Physics, FYS-NEXMAP
  • Ulf Karlsson
    Sweden
    Royal Institute of Technology
  • Ulrich Breuer
    Germany
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Robert McGreavy
    United Kingdom
    Science and Technology Facilities Council
  • Hamid Aït Abderrahim
    Belgium
    Multi-purpose hybrid research reactor for high-tech applications
  • Heisi Kurig
    Estonia
    The University of Tartu
  • Jean-Luc Biarrotte
    France
    Institute for Nuclear Physics in Orsay
  • Guy Luijckx
    Netherlands
    European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
  • Pedro Gonzales
    Spain
    ESS Bilbao
  • Paolo Michelato
    Italy
    National Institute for Nuclear Physics INFN - Milano
  • Daniel Csanády
    Hungary
    Wigner Research Centre for Physics

Scientific Advisory Committee - SAC

The SAC consists of outstanding scientists not employed by or otherwise immediately connected with ESS, and advises the Council in scientific matters and other matters of importance for ESS. The members of the SAC and its Chair are appointed by the Council.

Description

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is an independent advisory committee providing advice and giving recommendations to the ESS project.
The Scientific Advisory Committee independently assesses the scientific goals and the overall layout, and advises on the scientific objectives, of ESS.

The SAC provides independent advice, in particular, on all relevant scientific and technical issues related to the instrument suite and the desired characteristics of the neutron beams and the accelerator performance, as well as facilities for scientific support and the scientific operation of the facility.

The SAC is composed of potential users from the science communities that will use ESS neutron beams and scientists with expertise in neutron scattering methods, and represents the user community at large.

The SAC reports to the European Spallation Source ERIC Council. Members of the SAC are outstanding scientists not employed by or otherwise immediately connected with ESS. The members of the SAC and its Chair are appointed by the Council.

Members
  • Roger Pynn
    USA
    Department of Physics, Indiana University
  • Richard Dronskowski
    Germany
    RWTH Aachen University
  • Marie Plazanet
    France
    Université Grenoble-Alpes and CNRS
  • Martin Månsson
    Sweden
    KTH
  • Kristine Niss
    Denmark
    Dept. of Sciences, Roskilde University
  • Steve Hull
    UK
    ISIS/STFC
  • Michael Preuss
    Chair - UK
    Manchester University
  • Catherine Pappas
    Vice Chair - The Netherlands
    Delft University of Technology
  • Kenneth W. Herwig
    USA
    SNS, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Herve Jobic
    France
    Institut de recherches sur la catalyse et l'environment de Lyon
  • Helena Van Swygenhoven-Moens
    Switzerland
    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Institute of Materials
  • Toby Perring
    UK
    ISIS/STFC
  • Björgvin Hjörvarsson
    Sweden
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University
  • Giovanna Fragneto
    France
    Institute Laue-Langevin
  • Carmen Mijangos
    Spain
    Polymers Science and Technology Institute of CSIC, Madrid
  • Kjell Mortensen
    Denmark
    Niels Bohr Institute
  • Regine Willumeit
    Germany
    HZG, CAU Kiel
  • Muhammed Arif
    USA
    NCNR/NIST
  • Klaus Stefan Kirch
    Switzerland
    Paul Scherrer Institut

Technical Advisory Committee - TAC

The TAC consists of outstanding experts not employed by or otherwise immediately connected with ESS, and advises the Council in technical matters and other matters of importance for ESS. The members of the TAC and its Chair are appointed by the Council.

Description

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is an independent advisory committee who provide advice and recommendations to the ESS project.
The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) provides independent advice, external moderation and assessment on the technical specification and goals to be achieved by ESS based on the most recent knowledge and experience worldwide.

The TAC deals with all technical aspects and parameters of the accelerator and target, moderators and ancillary systems, and the related infrastructure with a view to construct, operate and decommission the facility in Lund, as well as assessing the technical design of the facility and providing advice on how to optimise and improve its performance in accordance with the scientific goals.

The TAC is made up of representatives with international expertise in all technologies relevant to the production of neutron beams at ESS during all phases of the project, and who are appointed based on their expertise.

The TAC reports to the European Spallation Source ERIC Council. Members of the TAC are outstanding experts not employed by or otherwise immediately connected with ESS. The members of the TAC and its Chair are appointed by the Council.

Members

Accelerator

  • Facco, Alberto
    Chair - Italy
    INFN Legnaro
  • Gerigk, Frank
    Co-Chair - Switzerland
    CERN
  • Koscielniak, Shane
    Canada
    TRIUMF
  • Lombardi, Alessandra
    Switzerland
    CERN
  • Mosnier, Alban
    France
    CEA
  • Petersen, Bernd
    Germany
    DESY
  • Syratchev, Igor
    Switzerland
    CERN
  • Weise, Hans
    Germany
    DESY
  • Berthe, Cyrille
    France
    GANIL
  • Heron, Mark
    Co-Chair - UK
    Diamond
  • Mueller, Roland
    Germany
    HZB
  • White, Karen
    USA
    SNS
  • Broome, Tim
    UK
    ISIS (retired)
  • Ferguson, Phillip
    Co-Chair - USA
    SNS
  • Futakawa, Masatoshi
    Japan
    JAEA
  • Neuhaus, Jurgen
    Germany
    TUM
  • Perlado, Manuel
    Spain
    ETSII
  • Török, Szabina
    Hungary
    MTA EK
  • Wohlmuther, Michael
    Switzerland
    PSI

Controls

  • Berthe, Cyrille
    France
    GANIL
  • Heron, Mark
    Co-Chair - UK
    Diamond
  • Mueller, Roland
    Germany
    HZB
  • White, Karen
    USA
    SNS

Target

  • Broome, Tim
    UK
    ISIS (retired)
  • Ferguson, Phillip
    Co-Chair - USA
    SNS
  • Futakawa, Masatoshi
    Japan
    JAEA
  • Neuhaus, Jurgen
    Germany
    TUM
  • Perlado, Manuel
    Spain
    ETSII
  • Török, Szabina
    Hungary
    MTA EK
  • Wohlmuther, Michael
    Switzerland
    PSI

Conventional Facilities Advisory Committee - CFAC

The CFAC is a small group of experts within large-scale infrastructure, assisting and advising ESS with construction planning.

Description

The Conventional Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) is composed of external experts trained in conventional construction, including individuals with extensive experience in designing and constructing conventional facilities and the supporting infrastructure associated with major scientific user facilities. The committee advises the CEO and provide guidance to the ESS infrastructure team on the development of the improvements to land, conventional construction, energy and utilities systems required to deliver the maximum benefit to the users.

Members
  • Martin Faller
    Chair
    USA
  • Peter Lundhus
    Denmark
  • Gyrithe Salthorp
    Denmark
  • Olof Ehrlén
    Sweden
  • Sven Landelius
    Sweden

Observers

Fredrik Melander, Denmark
Morten Scharff, Denmark
Bo Smith, Denmark
Kjell Arefjäll, Sweden
Kjell Möller, Sweden
Johan Holmberg, Sweden
Leif Eriksson, Sweden