The Proposal Review Committee (PRC) is responsible for advising SESAME on the distribution of user beam time. It does so by evaluating the scientific and technological merit of proposals from General Users and determining their priority.

The PRC members are appointed by the Director of SESAME after seeking suggestions from the members of SESAME’s Scientific Advisory Committee. They serve in a personal capacity, and hold office for three years. An additional appointment of three years is possible, but not automatic.

The Terms of Reference of the PRC are laid down by the SESAME Director.

The PRC normally meets twice a year, in April and October, to review proposals from General Users.

Committee Membership:

Committee Member Home Institution
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