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

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

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

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

  • Alberto Facco (Chair)
    INFN-Legnaro
    Italy
  • Frank Gerigk (Co-Chair)
    CERN
    Switzerland
  • Shane Koscielniak
    TRIUMF
    Canada
  • Alessandra Lombardi
    CERN
    Switzerland
  • Alban Mosnier
    CEA
    France
  • Bernd Petersen
    DESY
    Germany
  • Igor Syratchev
    CERN
    Switzerland
  • Hans Weise
    DESY
    Germany

Controls

  • Cyrille Berthe
    GANIL
    France
  • Mark Heron (Co-Chair)
    Diamond Light Source
    UK
  • Roland Mueller
    HZB
    Germany
  • Karen White
    SNS/ORNL
    USA

Target

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

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