On March 10th and 11th SESAME hosted the first face-to-face Panel Review Committee meeting.
The Proposal Review Committee (PRC) is an international advisory body set up by SESAME Director to advise SESAME on the distribution of user beam time. The PRC is responsible for evaluating the scientific and technological merit of proposals from the General Users and determining their priority using the following criteria:
(a) scientific merit;
(b) technical feasibility;
(c) capability of the proponent(s); and
(d) availability of the resources required.
Members of SESAME PRC:
HASNAIN, Samar (Chair) -Professor of Molecular Biophysics, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
DIAZ-MORENO, Sofia -Diamond Light Source, Didcot, UK
ELLIS, Thomas -University of Saskatchewan, College of Arts and Sciences, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
HIRSCHMUGL, Carol -Director, Laboratory for Dynamics and Structure at Surfaces, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA
RAVEL, Bruce -NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), NSLS II (National Synchrotron Light Source II), Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton NY, USA
VACCARI, Lisa -Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste, Trieste, Italy
Three reviews ( Dr. Hasnain, Dr. Diaz-Moreno and Dr. Vaccari ) traveled to Jordan and had the chance to visit the facility and the beamlines, while the other reviewers ( Dr. Hirschmugl, Dr. Ravel and Dr.Ellis) participated to the meeting via remote.
The results of the evaluation process will be soon communicated to SESAME Users.