SESAME call for proposals

27 November, 2019

SESAME is proud to announce that the THIRD beamline, Materials Science (MS), for powder diffraction will start its operation in 2020 Therefore we are glad to announce that we are accepting proposals for the three beamlines to be performed in the second half of 2020.

To submit proposals, interested scientists should first register with the SESAME User Portal. This can be done at following the instructions therein.

The deadline for receiving proposal is on January 27, 2020 at 13:00, Amman time.

Before submitting a proposal, interested scientists are encouraged to contact the three SESAME beamline scientists Gihan Kamel (, Messaoud Harfouche ( and Mahmoud Abdellatief ( for proposals related to the IR, XAFS/XRF and MS beamlines respectively, who can advise on the technical possibilities of the instruments available at SESAME.

They should also consult the SESAME User Policy at which governs the access to the laboratory.

SESAME practices an open access policy, with no restriction on the nationality of its users or the institution from which they come.

Users from one of the SESAME Members ( whose home institution is unable to cover their travel and lodging expenses may apply for funds made available by the Lounsbery Foundation for this purpose.

Users from the European Union and Associated Countries may apply for travel support thanks to the EU project CALIPSOplus ( )