Project Review Panel (PRP)

The DESY Photon Science 'Project Review Panels' (PRP) discuss and rate user proposals for new research projects at DESY light sources PETRA III and FLASH regarding their scientific excellence, their feasibility at the experimental station of choice, and their relevance to the general research programme.

Each PRP consists of approximately 3-10 external national and international experts (in total about 70 scientific referees, nominated for a period of 3 years) and a DESY Photon Science representative acting as secretary. New referees are nominated by the present members and the DESY Photon Science Management. An additional Project Evaluation Committee (PEC) organized by EMBL evaluates proposals submitted for biocrystallography experiments at P11 and the EMBL Life Science beamlines P12-P14.

The PRP meetings are scheduled twice a year (April/May and October/November). During the meetings the reviewers agree on the final ratings for each proposal. According to the reviewers’ recommendation and ranking, the DESY Photon Science management decides on the approval. The beamtime is distributed considering the ranking given by the PRPs and the total number of beamtime shifts available at the respective beamline.

Due to the high demand, experimental stations at DESY Photon Science are generally overbooked, and beamtime cannot be guaranteed for all highly ranked projects. After finalization of the beamtime schedule of each beamline DESY Photon Science informs the users about the acceptance of their proposals and the beamtime allocated. The beamtime schedules for each beamline at PETRA III and FLASH are published on the DESY Photon Science web pages.

The use of the facilities is free of charge for academic research, as long as the results are being published according to established standards.

The PRPs cover the following reseach fields:

  • VUV- and Soft X-ray
  • X-ray Spectroscopy
  • High Pressure and Extreme Conditions
  • Engineering Materials Science
  • Soft Condensed Matter: Bulk
  • Soft Condensed Matter: Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Imaging (full-field, scanning, coherent)
  • Methods and Instrumentation
  • Hard Condensed Matter: Surface and Coherent Scattering
  • Hard Condensed Matter: Bulk (diffraction and scattering)
  • Soft X-ray - FEL Experiments (FLASH)
  • PEC: EMBL Life Science beamlines P12-P14 and biocrystallography at P11

VUV- and Soft X-ray

X-ray Spectroscopy

High Pressure and Extreme Conditions

Dr. Moritz Hoesch (Secretary)

Reviewers:


Dr. Lucía Aballe
Dr. Yves Acremann
Prof. Dr. Arno Ehresmann
Prof. Dr. Stephan Fritzsche
Prof. Dr. Jan-Erik Rubensson
Dr. Emma Sokell

Dr. Wolfgang Drube (Secretary)

Reviewers:
Prof. Dr. Iztok Arcon
Prof. Dr. Matthias Bauer
PD Dr. Jörg Evers
Prof. Dr. Greg Hughes
Dr. Marco Moretti
Prof. Dr. Martina Müller
Dr. Maarten Nachtegaal
Prof. Dr. Håkan Rensmo
Dr. Svetoslav Stankov
PD Dr. Max Wilke

Dr. Hanns-Peter Liermann (Secretary)

Reviewers:

Dr. Leonid Dubrovinsky
Dr. Diego Gatta
Prof. Dr. Malcolm McMahon
Prof. Dr. Sébastien Merkel
Dr. Clemens Prescher
Prof. Dr. Carmen Sanchez-Valle

Engineering Materials Science

Soft Condensed Matter: Bulk

Soft Condensed Matter: Surfaces and Interfaces

Dr. Dieter Lott (HZG) (Secretary)
Dr. Ulrich Lienert (DESY representative)

Reviewers:

Dr. Jens Gibmeier
Prof. Dr. Astrid Haibel
Prof. Dr. Patrick Huber
Dr. Rolf Kaufmann
Dr. J. Keckes
Dr. Svea Mayer
Prof. Dr. Thomas Niendorf
Dr. Wolfgang Pantleon
Prof. Dr. W. Reimers
Dr. Carsten Siemers

Dr. Rainer Gehrke (Secretary)

Reviewers:

Prof. Dr. Chr. Gutt
Prof. Dr. Th. Hellweg
Dr. D. Soederberg
Prof. Dr. J. Wagner
Prof. Dr. Stephan Förster

Dr. Oliver Seeck (Secretary)

Reviewers:
Prof. Dr. Tiberio A. Ezquerra
Dr. Alexander Gerlach
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Markus Mezger
Prof. Dr. Tobias Unruh
Dr. Andreas Zumbühl

Imaging (full-field, scanning, coherent)

Methods and Instrumentation

Hard Condensed Matter: Surface and Coherent Scattering

Dr. Gerald Falkenberg (DESY) (Secretary)
Dr. Felix Beckmann (HZG representative)

Reviewers:
Dr. Martin Bech
Dr. Oliver Bunk
Dr. Manfred Burghammer
Dr. Frank Friedrich
Dr. Julia Herzen
Prof. Dr. Koen Janssens
Prof. Dr. Stephan Peth
Dr. Sebastian Schöder
Dr. Jürgen Thieme
Dr. Katarina Vogel-Mikus,

Dr. Horst Schulte-Schrepping (Secretary)

Reviewers:
Dr. Raymond Barrett
Dr. Yngve Cerenius
Dr. Cameron Kewish

Dr. Michael Sprung (Secretary)

Reviewers:
Dr. Johan Gustafson
Prof. Dr. Vaclav Holý
Dr. Alexander Komarek
PD Dr. Guido Meier
Dr. Simon Pauly
Prof. Dr. Bogdan Sepiol
Dr. Julian Stangl
Dr. Jesper Wallentin
Dr. Peter Wochner

Hard Condensed Matter: Bulk (diffraction and scattering)

Soft X-Ray - FEL Experiments (FLASH)

Dr. Ann-Christin Dippel (Secretary)

Reviewers:
Dr. Emil Bozin
Dr. Johan J. Chang
Prof. Dr. Robert E. Dinnebier
Dr. Markus Huecker
Dr. Helen Walker
Prof. Dr. Xiadong Zou
Dr. Mads Ry Joergensen

Dr. Elke Plönjes-Palm, DESY (Secretary)
Dr. Rolf Treusch, DESY (Secretary)

Reviewers:
Prof. C. Jacobsen, Argonne/North Western University
Prof. R. Redmer, Uni Rostock
Prof. K. Ueda, Tohoku University
Prof. Ch. Bostedt, Laboratory for Femtochemistry/PSI
Prof. M. Bonitz, Universität Kiel
Prof. M. Vrakking, MBI Berlin
Prof. K. Al-Shamery, Universität Oldenburg
Prof. M. Weinelt, FU Berlin
Prof. R. W. Schoenlein, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
PD Dr. C. Masciovecchio, Elettra
Prof. H. Dürr, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

PEC: EMBL Life Science beamlines P12-P14

Bio-crystallography at P11

Pau Bernadó, CBS/CNRS, Montpellier, France
Kristina Djinovic-Carugo, University of Vienna, Austria
Gwyndaf Evans, Diamond Light Source, UK
Robert Fischetti, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Mariusz Jaskolski, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan, Poland
Javier Pérez, Synchrotron SOLEIL, France
Savvas Savvides, Ghent University, Belgium
Zehra Sayers, Sabanci University, Turkey
Joel Sussman, Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Rehovot, Israel
Maria Vanoni, University of Milano, Italy
Bente Vestergaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Gregor Witte, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

Christian Schroer (DESY observer)