Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) Members


Name and Address

Contact Information

Current Position
Research Interests
Bucksbaum, Philip H.
Stanford University
Dept. of Physics and Applied Physics
Varian Physics Building, Room 228
382 Via Pueblo Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-4060
Ph: 650-723-3571
Fx: 650-723-9173
Professor of Photon Sciences, Physics, and Applied Physics, Stanford University

Director of the Stanford PULSE Institute for Ultrafast Energy Science
Prof. Buchsbaum's research interest is fundamental light-matter interactions, and especially the control of quantum systems using ultrafast laser fields. June 2009-- November 2014
Felici, Roberto
European Synchrotorn Radiation Facility
BP 2006 rue J. Horowitz
Grenoble, F38043, France
Ph: 33-476-88-22-66

Scientist in Charge at ID3, Surface Diffraction Beamline   November 2014 - November 2016
Hedman, Britt
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road, MS 69
Menlo Park, CA 94025-7015
Ph: 650-926-3052
Fx: 650-926-4100
Deputy Director of Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory

Professor of Photon Science
Stanford University
Prof. Hedman's research interests are biophysical, inorganic and structural chemistry: development of methodology and instrumentation for x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and application to studies of electronic and geometric structures of active sites in metalloenzymes and generally in structural biology, bioinorganic mimetic systems, and inorganic systems. Feburary 2009--November 2015
Johnson, John E.
The Scripps Research Institute
Molecular Biology Department
10550 North Torrey Pines Road, MB-31
La Jolla, CA 92037
Ph: 868-784-9705
Fx: 858-784-8660
Professor of Molecular Biology
The Scripps Research Institute

Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Diego Eldon R. Strahm endowed chair in Structural Virology
Prof. Johnson’s research involves investigation of model virus systems that provide insights for understanding assembly, maturation, entry, localization, and replication processes. He uses a variety of physical methods to investigate structure-function relationships, including single crystal x-ray diffraction, static and time-resolved solution x-ray diffraction, electron cryo microscopy (cryoEM) and image reconstruction, mass spectrometry, structure-based computational analyses and methods associated with thermodynamic characterization of virus particles and their transitions. January 2012--March 2016
Jordan-Sweet, Jean L.
c/o Brookhaven National Laboratory NSLS, Building 725 Beamline X20 Upton, New York 11973-5000

Ph: 631-344-5720
Fx: 631-344-7078


Research Staff Member, IBM Research Division, T.J. Watson Research Center

Spokesperson, Beamlines X20A and X20C at the NSLS
Dr. Jordan-Sweet's research interests lie in the use of x-ray diffraction techniques to study materials that are used in microelectronics manufacturing; in particular, the properties of thin films and features during and after the processing conditions to which they are subjected. Techniques used include high-resolution XRD (strain, phase ID), XRR (roughness and layer composition), pole figures (texture), and in-situ, time-resolved XRD during rapid thermal annealing (phase transformations, barrier failure, grain growth, texture changes). March 2013--March 2015
Kirz, Janos
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Advanced Light Source
1 Cyclotron Road, Mail Stop 80R0114
Berkeley, CA 94720
Ph: 510-486-5423
Fx: 510-486-4960
Scientific Advisor, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Research Professor,
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University
Prof. Kirz's research interests are soft x-ray microscopy and diffraction based imaging of biological specimens. February 2009--
January 2015
Larsen, Sine
University of Copenhagen
Department of Chemistry
Universitetsparken 5, Room C308
2100 Copenhagen
Ph: 45-35320281
Fx: 45-35320322
Professor   November 2014 - November 2016
Leach, Roger A.
E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company
Central Research and Development
Experimental Station
P.O. Box 80500
Wilmington, DE 19880-0500
Ph: 302-695-3764
Fx: 302-695-1672
Research Manager Dr. Leach's interests include analytical chemistry, polymer science, and materials science. February 2010--March 2015
Lee, Ka Yee C.
The University of Chicago
Dept. of Chemistry
929 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Ph: 773-702-7068
Fx: 773-702-0805
Professor of Chemistry Dr. Lee carries out x-ray and neutron scattering measurements on lung surfactant, a complex mixture of lipids and proteins that assists the breathing process to obtain structural information on lipid/lipid, lipid/protein and lipid/polymer organizations of these 2D lipid systems. Her work is designed to better understand the molecular causes behind the proper functioning of the lung and to help explain how specific chemical or physical alterations in lung surfactant might lead to Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Lee also studies beta amyloid, a plaque-forming substance implicated in the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease.

Other projects include targeting selectivity of antimicrobial peptides, the use of polymers as membrane sealants, and the interactions between lipids and cholesterol in the cell membrane.

January 2010--March 2016
Neumann, Dan
National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST Center for Neutron Research
100 Bureau Drive - Stop 8562
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8562
Ph: 301-975-5252
Fx: 301-921-9847
Dr. Neumann's interests center around the structure and dynamics of molecular materials, particularly fullerenes and cubane, as well as the structure and dynamics of layered systems, including graphite compounds and silicates. He is also interested in Portland cement, particularly the dynamics of water; the diffusion of atoms and molecules in various guest-hosts systems; and instrumentation for inelastic and quasi-inelastic neutron scattering.
May 2007--March 2015
Schoenlein, Robert
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road, MS 80R0114
Berkeley, CA 94720
Ph: 510-486-6557
Fx: 510-486-4960
Senior Staff Scientist, Next Generation Light Source Initiative   November 2014 - November 2016
Shpryko, Oleg
University of California, San Diego
Dept. of Physics
9500 Gilman Drive, MC-0319
La Jolla, CA 92093
Ph: 858-952-1248
Associate Professor   November 2014 - November 2016
Sinha, Sunil
University of California, San Diego
Dept. of Physics
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
Ph: 858-822-5537
Fx: 858-534-0173
Professor   November 2014 - November 2016
Sutton, Mark
McGill University
Physics Departments
3600 University Street
Montreal, QC H3A 2T8
Ph: 514-398-6523
Fx: 514-398-8434
James McGill Professor of Physics Mark Sutton's research uses time-dependent x-ray diffraction to study the behaviour of condensed matter systems on nanometer length scales with millisecond time resolution. October 2011--November 2015
Wakatsuki, Soichi
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
PSD Director's Office
2575 Sand Hill Rd, MS 69
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Ph: 650-926-4147
Fx: 650-926-4100
Professor in the Departments of Photon Science and Structural Biology Dr. Wakatsuki's research focuses on structural biology of intracellular protein transport and post-translational modification using protein X-ray crystallography and small angle X-ray scattering along with biochemical and other biophysical methods. In addition, he develops technologies crucial for synchrotron protein X-ray crystallography including beam line instrumentation, robotics, automation and other experimental techniques. February 2008--November 2014
Landahl, Eric
Chair, APSUO
Ph:  773-325-3722
Fx:  773- 325-7334
Assistant Professor of Physics, DePaul University, 2008 – Current
Dr. Landahl's interestsI have two major research programs in time-resolved x-ray science. Using high-resolution x-ray diffraction at 7-ID and trying to understand the competing nonlinear processes semiconductors following intense laser excitation. He is also developing a new instrument at 18-ID (BioCAT) for nanosecond time-resolution SAXS from proteins in solution.
May 2014--May 2015
Rivers, Mark
Chair, APS Partner User Council
Ph: 630-252-0422
Fx: 630-252-0436
Senior Scientist Geophysical Sciences & Associate Director, Center for
Advanced Radiation Sources
University of Chicago
Dr. River's research interests include geochemistry and geophysics; computed
microtomography; control and data acquisition software.