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.


Next SAC Meeting dates : 17-18 March 2022 and 15-16 September 2022



  • Claudio Masciovecchio, Chair (Elettra, Trieste, Italy)
  • Olga Alekseeva (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)
  • Elspeth Garman (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Steve Johnson (ETH, Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Henrik Lemke (PSI Villigen, Switzerland)
  • Anne l'Huillier (Lund University, Sweden)
  • Arwen Pearson (Universität Hamburg, Germany)
  • Alexander Popov (ESRF Grenoble, France)
  • Ian Robinson (University College, London, United Kingdom)
  • Nina Rohringer (DESY, Hamburg, Germany)
  • Robert Schoenlein (SLAC, California, US)
  • Philippe Wernet (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Jan Lüning (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany)
  • Tim Salditt (Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany)


Secretary to the SAC

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