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Physical Sciences and Engineering Advisory Panel

The Facilities Advisory Panels were established in 2012 and report to Science Board.

STFC will support and organise one face-to-face meeting of each panel per year, but panel members are encouraged to self-organised additional meetings as they feel necessary.

Each panel will:

  • Obtain and maintain an overview of the science enabled by facilities supported by STFC
  • Understand the science strategies of the Research Councils and consider the impact on the science that can be enabled by the facilities
  • Develop and maintain a vision and long term strategy/roadmap for facilities by assessing the merit of current and future research
  • Develop and maintain a technology roadmap for the facilities by understanding the technology needs for their scientific areas
  • Consult and interact with the community to ensure its views are canvassed and there is an appropriate and effective route for communication with STFC on strategic programmatic issues
  • Provide advice to Science Board on specific questions as requested
  • Liaise with other Advisory Panels when appropriate

Panel members

  • Chair: Dr Howard Stone – University of Cambridge
  • Deputy Chair: Dr Martin Lees – University of Warwick
  • Prof Andrew Beale – UCL / Research Complex @ Harwell
  • Prof Mark Brouard – University of Oxford
  • Mr Colin Danson – AWE
  • Dr Catrin Davies – Imperial College London
  • Prof Stephen Hayden – University of Bristol
  • Prof Konstantin Kamenev – University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Kate Lancaster – University of York
  • Prof Peter Lee – UCL
  • Prof Philip Lightfoot – University of St Andrews

Terms of Reference

Contacting the Panel

The Physical Sciences and Engineering Advisory Panel has been established to provide a link between the user community and STFC. If there is anything that you wish to bring to the attention of the Panel, please contact the chair: Howard Stone.


Science and Technology Facilities Council Switchboard: 01793 442000