SSRL Users' Organization

Charter | Committee Members | Committee Meetings

2016 Joe Wong Poster Award Winners
Blaine Mooers, SSRL UEC, and Petra Fromme, LCLS UEC (2nd from left) presenting 2016 Joe Wong Poster Awards to (from left) Camila Bacellar, Fang Ren, and Anna Wise.

By submitting a proposal or participating in beam time at SSRL, scientists are automatically included in the SSRL user community and a member of the SSRL Users' Organization. The SSRL Users' Organization (SSRLUO) is broadly concerned with representing the interests of the SSRL users (see Charter); its opinions are its own and do not necessarily reflect those of SLAC or the DOE.

Users elect members to serve on the Users' Executive Committee (UEC)  to carry out the business of the SSRLUO. The UEC is the formal organizational unit of the SSRLUO. The SSRL Users Executive Committee (UEC) provides a framework for interaction between the scientific user community and SSRL/SLAC Management. UEC elections are held annually in conjunction with the users' conference. The SSRL UEC generally meets quarterly to plan the annual users' conference in coordination with the LCLS UEC, select recipients for several awards, provide input to SSRL management on topics of interest to the user community and to raise awareness about SSRL capabilities, user science and accomplishments to a broader audience.

SUEC members serve 3-year terms, with the Chair and Vice-Chair elected by the UEC (Chair serves for 1 year; Vice-Chair rotates into the Chair position the following year; former Chair serves as ex-officio for 2 additional years for continuity). The UEC Chair and Past Chair serve in ex-officio roles on advisory panels such as the SSRL Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and the LCLS Users' Executive Committee (LCLS UEC). The Vice Chair co-organizes the annual user's meeting along with the LCLS UEC Vice Chair and scientific staff members appointed by SSRL and LCLS.

The SSRL UEC periodically contacts users, conducts surveys, and welcomes user feedback. Share ideas, suggestions, concerns with the SSRL UEC (click on link for a list of current representatives and contact information).

The SSRL UEC functions include:

  • meet periodically to discuss issues of interest to the user community;
  • coordinate users' meetings and workshops to facilitate interactions, plan and prepare for new capabilities;
  • coordinate a poster session to encourage users, particularly students, to share their research results or new techniques;
  • judge the Joe Wong Outstanding Poster Award Competition;
  • promote, select recipients, and present the Farrel W. Lytle Award and the Melvin P. Klein Scientific Development Award which recognize important contributions or accomplishments from the user community;
  • encourage and consider user feedback and suggestions;
  • coordinate activities with the LCLS UEC and representatives from other national labs to increase awareness and support for basic sciences and the role of user facilities.

Register Now to Join virtual SSRL/LCLS Annual Users Meeting or Workshops, Sept. 20-24! (link is external)

  • Attosecond XFELs: Recent Progress and Future Applications
  • Metals in Biology
  • Scientific Opportunities for Remote Access to User Facilities
  • Tender X-ray spectroscopy Opportunities at LCLS and SSRL
  • Nanofabrication for X-ray Sciences
  • Ultrafast Scattering at the high energy limit: Challenges and Opportunities in the 15-25 keV photon energy range
  • Computational methods in the Structural Sciences
  • Matter in Extreme Conditions
  • TMO beyond early science
  • Ultrafast x-ray spectroscopy for catalysis dynamics: Condensed phase and interface chemistry
  • Circular Dichroism Studies in the Gas Phase - Opportunities for Polarization Control
  • CryoEM of Macromolecules and cells
  • Time Resolved Science - Bridging time scales using XFELs and Synchrotrons
  • Recent developments at the Theory Institute for Materials and Energy Spectroscopies (TIMES) at SLAC: Theory, Simulations, and Software
  • Bioscience enabled by serial crystallography at LCLS and SSRL
  • Enhancing X-ray spectroscopy with ab initio and classical computational tools to understand environmental processes
  • MeV-UED Workshop
  • Non linear science at the Tender X-ray Instrument
  • Time Resolved Photoemission using Momentum Microscope at LCLS-II
  • High-repetition rate X-ray imaging/scattering
  • X-ray spectroscopic studies of superconducting and low-dimensional nickelates
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in science: Guidelines for research groups
  • How to Present Scientific Content in Different Contexts
  • Synchrotron and Neutron Investigations of Deep subsurface Energy Systems

Visit past users' conference programs (20192018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014) and read past summaries (20192018, 2017, 2016,  2015).

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