Detector Advisory Committee

The Detector Advisory Committee (DAC) for the European XFEL advises the project team in all matters regarding the development of detectors needed to exploit the unique science opportunities of the facility.

In this capacity, it reviews the results of the Calls for Expressions of Interest to develop specific detectors, aids in the selection of projects to enter the proposal stage, and follows up and monitors the progress in the development of the detector systems.



  • Jörn Wilms (University of Erlangen, Germany) Chairman
  • John Arthur (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, USA)
  • Eric Eikenberry (DECTRIS Ltd. (retired), Baden, Switzerland)
  • Roland Horisberger, Paul-Scherrer-Institute, Villigen, Switzerland)
  • Christopher Kenney (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, USA)
  • Jens Meyer (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France)
  • David Quarrie (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (retired), Berkeley, USA)
  • Kay Rehlich (DESY, Hamburg, Germany)