Proposal Review Panels

Access to beamtime for non-proprietary research at European XFEL is granted on the basis of peer review of scientific proposals. The Proposal Review Panels (PRPs) are in charge of the evaluation of the scientific merit of these proposals. At present, the following panels have been established:


FXE Proposal Review Panel

  • Villy Sundström (Lund University, Sweden) Chairman
  • Majed Chergui (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Frank de Groot (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
  • Thomas Elsässer (Max-Born-Institut, Berlin, Germany)
  • Jerome Hastings (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, USA)
  • Adela Muñoz Páez (University of Sevilla, Spain)
  • Sylvain Ravy (Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Orsay, France)
  • Alexander Soldatov (Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia)
  • Metin Tolan (Technical University Dortmund, Germany)
  • Michael Wulff (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France)


SPB/SFX Proposal Review Panel

  • Sine Larsen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) Chairwoman
  • Gyula Faigel (Wigner Research Centre of Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Elspeth Garman (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Cameron Kewish (Australian Synchrotron, Clayton, Australia)
  • Inari Kursula (University of Bergen, Norway, and University of Oulu, Finland)
  • Victor Lamzin (European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Hamburg, Germany)
  • Thomas Möller (Technical University Berlin, Germany)
  • Christian Riekel (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France)
  • Christian Schroer (DESY, Hamburg, Germany)


For specific questions about the composition of the Proposal Review Panels concerning HED, MID, SCS and SQS, please contact

Proposal Review Panel Terms of Reference

  • Terms of Reference document (26 March 2018)