Machine Advisory Committee

The Machine Advisory Committee (MAC) advises the European XFEL Council and the Management Board in matters of fundamental importance for the design and construction of the accelerator complex.

These include:

  • ensuring efficiency in the construction of the accelerator complex and that the project schedule is maintained, and
  • checking that milestones are realistic and reached at the planned times.


  • Andrzej Wolski (University of Liverpool, UK) Chairman
  • Camille Ginsburg (Fermilab, Batavia, USA) 
  • Angeles Faus-Golfe (University of Valencia, Spain)
  • Evgeny Levichev (The Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Russia)
  • Heung-Sik Kang (PAL, Pohang, South Korea)
  • Franz-Josef Decker (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA)
  • Luca Giannessi (Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy)
  • Caterina Biscari (ALBA Synchrotron Light Source, Spain)
  • Peter Michel (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf)