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.


  • Camille Ginsburg (Fermilab, Batavia, USA)  Chairwoman
  • Caterina Biscari (ALBA, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain)
  • Angeles Faus-Golfe (University of Valencia, Spain)
  • Zhirong Huang (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, USA)
  • Peter Michel (HZDR, Dresden, Germany)
  • Heung-Sik Kang (PAL, Pohang, South Korea)
  • Leonid V. Kravchuk (INR, Moscow, Russia)
  • Pantaleo Raimondi (ESRF, Grenoble, France)
  • Richard Walker (Diamond Synchrotron, Oxfordshire, UK)
  • Andrzej Wolski (University of Liverpool, UK)