Scientific Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) advises the European XFEL Council and the Management Board in scientific matters of fundamental importance.

The SAC provides recommendations on all scientific, technical and policy issues that bear on

  • a successful build-up of the scientific capacity of the European XFEL Facility,
  • its full and effective utilization, and on
  • future developments required to maintain the scientific and technical productivity of the Facility at the highest possible level.



  • Ian Robinson, Chair (University College, London, United Kingdom)
  • Olga Alekseeva (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)
  • Stefan Eisebitt (MBI, Berlin, Germany)
  • Guillaume Fiquet (IMPMC, Paris, France)
  • Elspeth Garman (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Steve Johnson (ETH, Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Henrik Lemke (PSI Villigen, Switzerland)
  • Anne l'Huillier (Lund University, Sweden)
  • Claudio Maschiovecchio (Elettra, Italy)
  • Keith Nugent (The Australian National University, Australia)
  • Arwen Pearson (Universität Hamburg, Germany)
  • Alexander Popov (ESRF Grenoble, France)
  • Nina Rohringer (DESY, Hamburg, Germany)
  • Christoph Quitmann (RI Research Instruments GmbH, Germany)
  • Philippe Wernet (Uppsala University, Sweden)


Secretary to the SAC

  • Gianluca Geloni (European XFEL GmbH, Schenefeld, Germany)