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)
  • Mike Dunne (LCLS, Stanford, USA)
  • Stefan Eisebitt (MBI, Berlin, Germany)
  • Guillaume Fiquet (IMPMC, Paris, France)
  • Gerhard Grübel (DESY, Hamburg, Germany)
  • Maya Kiskinova (Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy)
  • Inari Kursula (University of Bergen, Norway)
  • Henrik Lemke (PSI Villigen, Switzerland)
  • Anne l'Huillier (Lund University, Sweden)
  • Anders Nilsson (Stockholm University, Sweden)
  • Keith Nugent (The Australian National University, Australia)
  • Alexander Popov (ESRF Grenoble, France)
  • Christoph Quitmann (RI Research Instruments GmbH, Germany)
  • Ilme Schlichting (Max-Planck-Institute, Heidelberg, Germany)


Secretary to the SAC

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