The Machine Advisory Committee (MAC) is responsible for providing the SESAME Council with recommendations on all technical and policy issues that bear on the construction, commissioning and initial operation of the SESAME accelerators and their technical infrastructure, and on any upgrades that may be required during the first years of operation to ensure that the scientific community in the SESAME Members has a highly competitive machine for conducting experiments at the cutting edge of modern science.

The Terms of Reference of the MAC are laid down by the SESAME Council.

The MAC meets as often as needed, but not less than once a year.

Committee Membership:

Committee Member Home Institution
Carlo J. BOCCHETTA SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation Centre, Krakow, Poland
Dieter EINFELD ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility), Grenoble, France
Mark Thomas HERON Diamond Light Source, Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK
Emanuel KARANTZOULIS Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste, Trieste, Italy
Roberto KERSEVAN Vacuum Surfaces and Coatings Group, Technology Department, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Amor NADJI (Chair) Accelerators and Sources, SOLEIL Synchrotron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Francis PÉREZ Accelerator Division CELLS – ALBA, ALBA Synchrotron Light Facility, Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona), Spain
Pantaleo Rosario RAIMONDI Accelerator and Source Division, ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility), Grenoble, France

Ex officio Member
Technical Director of SESAME (Secretary of the MAC)