Each SESAME Member may have one member serving on the SESAME Users’ Committee (SUC). Two students also serve on the Committee. Both are from a different SESAME Member appointed on a rotational basis in decreasing alphabetical order of the name of the SESAME Member to which they belong. The SUC members, including the students, are elected by web-based ballot by the users registered on the database of SESAME users hailing from the SESAME Member to which they belong. They all serve in a personal capacity.

The SUC members hold office for two years and are eligible for re-election for a further term of two years, but may not serve continuously for more than four years. The two students hold office for two years and may not be re-elected in the capacity as students. Taking into account both the need for continuity and the need for rotation of membership, at the time of formation of the Committee in 2016, the term of office of half the SUC members (Cyprus, Egypt, Iran and Israel) is two years with exceptionally no possibility of immediate re-election, and the term of office of the remaining half of the SUC members (Jordan, Pakistan, Palestine and Turkey) is exceptionally four years. The term of office of one of the two students (Cyprus) is exceptionally one year.

The current members of the SUC (with terms), as on 1 July 2016, are as follows:

SESAME Member Committee Member
Cyprus Kirsi O. LORENTZ, STARC – Bioarchaeology, The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus
Egypt Ahmed FARGHALY, XRD Laboratory, Physics Division, National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt
Iran Amir Sayid Hassan ROZATIAN, Department of Physics, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
Israel  Barak AKABAYOV, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
Vice Chair of the SUC
Jordan Hanan SA'ADEH, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Pakistan Sohaila REHMAN, Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (PINSTECH), Islamabad, Pakistan
Palestine Jamal GHABBOUN, Department of Physics, Bethlehem University, Bethlehem, Palestine
Secretary of the SUC
Turkey Özgül OZTURK, Guest Scientist, Department of Physics, University of Siegen, Germany
Chair of the SUC
Cyprus Grigoria IOANNOU, The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus
Egypt Mahmoud SAKR, American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

Ex officio Member
Scientific Director of SESAME