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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 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 Philip Lightfoot – University of St Andrews

Call for nominations

STFC is looking to recruit panel members for the Physical Sciences and Engineering Advisory Panel. There are up to eight vacancies. The term of membership would be for three years commencing 1 September 2019. There is a minimum of one panel meeting each year.

Nominations are encouraged from members of the physical sciences and engineering community who can demonstrate the following:

  • Familiarity with STFC’s national and international facilities (CLF, Diamond Light Source, ELI, ESRF, ESS, ILL, ISIS, XFEL) in the context of the physical sciences and engineering subject area
  • Ideally a user of more than one facility and capable of maintaining a broad vision across all STFC facilities
  • The ability to think strategically about long-term facility needs.

Nominees can be:

  • From either academia or industry
  • From any career stage, including early career

Information about how to nominate yourself or others is available here.

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: 11 March 2019


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