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
  • Neil Pratt (Chair)
    UK Research and Innovation
    United Kingdom
  • Stephanie Dupuis (Vice Chair)
    CNRS
    France
  • Christian Legrain
    SCK • CEN
    Belgium
  • Petr Ventluka
    Ministry of Education Youth & Sports
    Czech Republic
  • Naděžda Witzanyová
    Institute of Nuclear Physics ASCR
    Czech Republic
  • Morten Scharff
    Ministry of Higher Education & Science
    Denmark
  • Victoria Fuglsang-Damgaard
    Ministry of Higher Education & Science
    Denmark
  • Priit Tamm
    Research Council of Estonia
    Estonia
  • Claire Lechevalier
    CEA
    France
  • Andreas Volz
    Ministry of Education & Research - BMBF
    Germany
  • Ingo Pfeil
    Ministry of Education & Research - BMBF
    Germany
  • Balazs Kápli
    National Research, Development and Innovation Office Hungary
    Hungary
  • Antonella Tajani
    Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche e Tecnologie della Materia - CNR
    Italy
  • Ileana Gimmillaro
    Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A.
    Italy
  • Odd Ivar Eriksen
    The Research Council of Norway
    Norway
  • Michal Rybinski
    Ministry of Higher Education & Research
    Poland
  • Zbigniew Golebiewski
    National Centre for Nuclear Research
    Poland
  • Guadalupe Córdoba Lasuncion
    Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness
    Spain
  • Johan Holmberg
    Vetenskapsrådet
    Sweden
  • Patrice Soom
    State Secretariat for Education, Research & Innovation
    Switzerland
  • Xavier Reymond
    State Secretariat for Education, Research & Innovation
    Switzerland
  • Philippa Kingston
    ​​​​​​​UK Research and Innovation
    United Kingdom
  • Laure Sewell
    UK Research and Innovation
    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
  • Bjørn Christian Hauback (Chair)
    Institute for Energy Technology
    Norway
  • Daniel Csanády (Vice Chair)
    Wigner Research Centre for Physics
    Hungary
  • Adam Maj
    Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Science
    Poland
  • Peter Allenspach
    Paul Scherrer Institute
    Switzerland
  • Petr Šittner
    Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic - Institute of Physics
    Czech Republic
  • Søren Schmidt
    DTU Physics, FYS-NEXMAP
    Denmark
  • Ulrich Breuer
    Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
    Germany
  • Robert McGreevy
    Science and Technology Facilities Council
    United Kingdom
  • Hamid Aït Abderrahim
    SCK•CEN
    Belgium
  • Heisi Kurig
    The University of Tartu, Institute of Chemistry
    Estonia
  • Jean-Luc Biarrotte
    Institute for Nuclear Physics in Orsay
    France
  • Guy Luijckx
    Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
    Netherlands
  • Paolo Michelato
    INFN-Milano, LASA
    Italy
  • Erik Wahlström
    Department of Physics at Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    Norway
  • Pedro González
    ESS Bilbao
    Spain
  • Björgvin Hjörvarsson
    Uppsala University – Instititute for Physics, Astronomy, and Material Physics
    Sweden

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
  • Maude Baylac
    CNRS
    France
  • Michael A. Plum
    SNS
    USA
  • Bernd Petersen
    DESY
    Germany
  • Igor Syratchev
    CERN
    Switzerland
  • Hans Weise
    DESY
    Germany

Controls

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

Target

  • Tim Broome
    ISIS (retired)
    UK
  • Phillip Ferguson (Co-Chair)
    SNS
    USA
  • Masatoshi Futakawa
    JAEA
    Japan
  • Jörg Welte
    PSI
    Switzerland
  • Szabina Török
    MTA EK
    Hungary
  • Michael Butzek
    FZJ
    Germany
  • Francisco Martin Fuertes
    CIEMAT
    Spain
  • Jurgen Neuhaus
    TUM
    Germany

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 Director General and provides 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 Fallier (Chair)
    USA
  • Peter Lundhus
    Denmark
  • Kristian Lyk-Jensen
    Denmark
  • Olof Ehrlén
    Sweden
  • Sven Landelius
    Sweden

Observers

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