ISIS Science Advisory Committee
29 Jun 2022
- Philip King



The ISIS Science Advisory Committee (SAC) provides advice to the ISIS Director on all aspects of facility science and instrumentation.




​The role of the SAC is to advise the Director of ISIS on ISIS Operations and Development with respect to:

  • the current status and future prospects in relevant areas of scientific research;
  • the actions necessary for ISIS to make a relevant contribution to these areas, e.g. investment in instrumentation, techniques and ancillary facilities, and prioritisation;
  • areas of current scientific activity which are declining in relevance.

​The SAC consists of senior members of the UK and international community. As of January 2022 the membership is:

  • Meeting Chair: Richard Catlow (UCL, Cardiff)
  • Bill Stirling (ILL, ESRF)
  • Paul Collier (Johnson Matthey)
  • David Lennon (Glasgow)
  • Alan Tennant (ORNL)
  • Pascale Deen (ESS)
  • Stephen Blundell (Oxford)
  • Michael Preuss (Manchester & Monash)
  • Stuart Clarke (Cambridge)
  • Nicola Spaldin (ETH Zurich)
  • Lise Arleth (Copenhagen) 
The SAC meets twice per year.

June 2022 Update - SAC Vacancies
The SAC would like to invite two early-career researchers (ERCs) from the ISIS community to be members, alongside an ERC from ISIS. Membership would be for a period of three years. This is an opportunity ​for the SAC to gain the views of early-career researchers, and a chance for early-career researchers to gain the experience of sitting on a senior advisory committee.
Applications for ERC places have now closed, and new members will be notified shortly.​

Contact: King, Philip (STFC,RAL,ISIS)