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Physical Sciences and Engineering Advisory Panel

The purpose of the Facility Advisory Panels is to provide a link between Science Board and the community, and represent the needs of the community to STFC. There are two advisory panels in the facilities area, the other being the Life Sciences and Soft Materials Advisory Panel.

The remit of the panel is to:

  • Maintain an overview of activities within their research area as relevant to STFC, in particular, but not exclusively, relating to facility provision, both UK and international
  • 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.

The remit of the panel includes technology development, theory, high performance computing and data curation issues within its area.

Panel members

  • Chair: Dr Howard Stone – University of Cambridge
  • Deputy Chair: Dr Martin Lees – University of Warwick
  • Prof Mark Brouard – University of Oxford
  • Dr Silvia Capelli – STFC ISIS
  • Mr Colin Danson – AWE
  • Dr Yvonne Grunder – University of Liverpool
  • Prof Konstantin Kamenev – University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Simon Kimber – Universite Bourgogne-Franche Comte
  • Dr Kate Lancaster – University of York
  • Prof Philip Lightfoot – University of St Andrews
  • Dr Gavin Mountjoy – University of Kent

Call for nominations

The 2019 Call for Nominations Exercise has now closed.  Further information about future calls for nominations will be available in due course.

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.


STFC Strategies and Reviews

Last updated: 13 February 2020


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