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Scientific Advisory Committee

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.

Scientific Advisory Committee Members



Roger Pynn

Department of Physics, Indiana University, USA

Richard Dronskowski

RWTH Aachen University, DE

Marie Plazanet

Université Grenoble-Alpes and CNRS, FR

Martin Månsson

KTH, SE

Kristine Niss

Dept. of Sciences, Roskilde University, DK

Steve Hull


ISIS/STFC, UK

Michael Preuss (Chair)

Manchester University, UK

Catherine Pappas (Vice Chair)

Delft University of Technology, NL

Kenneth W. Herwig

SNS, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA


Herve Jobic

Institut de recherches sur la catalyse et l'environment de Lyon, FR

Helena Van Swygenhoven-Moens

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Institute of Materials, CH

Toby Perring

ISIS/STFC, UK

Björgvin Hjörvarsson

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, SE

Giovanna Fragneto

ILL, FR

Carmen Mijangos

Polymers Science and Technology Institute of CSIC, Madrid, ES

Kjell Mortensen

Niels Bohr Institute, DK

Regine Willumeit

HZG, CAU Kiel, DE

Muhammed Arif

NCNR/NIST, USA

Klaus Stefan Kirch

Paul Scherrer Institut, CH

Previous members 



Dr. Tomas LundqvistMAX IV Laboratory, Lund

Dr. Sylvia McLainUniversity of Oxford, New Biochemistry

Prof. Jörg F. LöfflerETH-Hönggerberg Metal Physics and Technology, Zürich

Prof. Dr. Wojtek ZajacThe Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences
Prof. Dr. Vladimir SechovskýDept. of Condensed Matter Physics (DCMP), Charles University, Prague
Prof. Dr. Regine v. KlitzingTechnische Universität Berlin

Prof. Dr. Markus BradenII. Physikalisches Institut, Universität zu Köln

Prof. Fabio BruniUniversitá degli Studi di Roma Tre, Dipartmento di Scienze, Roma

Dr. Bernhard FrickInstitut Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble
Prof. Dr. Bo Brummerstedt IversenCenter for Materials Crytallography, Dept. of Chemistry and iNANO, Århus

Prof. Dr. Andreas MeyerInstitut für Materialphysik im Weltraum, Köln 


Dr. Arnaud DesmedtInstitut des Sciences Moleculairés, Université de Bordeaux

Dr. Sean Langridge

ISIS STFC, Oxford

Prof. Enn Lust

Institute of Chemistry, Tartu University

Prof. Aleksandar Matic (Chair)

Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg

Prof. Dr. Torsten Soldner 

Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble

Dr. Kenneth Knudsen

IFE Kjeller, Norway

Prof. Masatoshi Arai

J-PARC, Tokai

Prof. Peter Böni (co-Chair)

TUM, München

Dr. Geoffrey Greene 

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Dr. Christiane Alba-Simionesco

Laboratoire Léon Brillouin, Saclay

Prof. Arantxa Arbe

University of San Sebastian, Spain

Prof. Lise Arleth

University of Copenhagen

Prof. Stefan Egelhaaf

Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf

Dr. Michael Ohl

FZ-Jülich-SNS

Dr. Alessandro Paciaroni

Physics department, University of Perugia

Prof. Christian Pfleiderer

TUM, München

Prof. Radoslaw Przeniolso

Institute of Experimental Physics, Warsaw

Dr. Margarita Russina

HZ-Berlin, Berlin

Dr. Helmut Schober

Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble

Prof. Dr. Andrey Zheludev

PSI, Zürich

Dr. Christiane Alba-Simionesco

Laboratoire Léon Brillouin, Saclay

Prof. Arantxa Arbe

University of San Sebastian, Spain

Prof. Lise Arleth

University of Copenhagen

Prof. Stefan Egelhaaf

Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf

Dr. Michael Ohl

FZ-Jülich-SNS

Dr. Alessandro Paciaroni

Physics department, University of Perugia

Prof. Christian Pfleiderer

TUM, München

Prof. Radoslaw Przeniolso

Institute of Experimental Physics, Warsaw

Dr. Margarita Russina

HZ-Berlin, Berlin

Dr. Helmut Schober

Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble

Prof. Dr. Andrey Zheludev

PSI, Zürich