Materials Research Program Advisory Committee (Mat-PAC)

GSI/FAIR have established a Materials Research Program Advisory Committee (Mat-PAC) that evaluates experiment proposals in the area of materials research. The Mat-PAC members give advice to the GSI/FAIR directorate on selecting experiment proposals that are submitted by individual users or user groups, currently for the FAIR-Phase 0 program. Following periodic calls for proposals, the Mat-PAC meets to evaluate experiment proposals on the basis of scientific merit and technical feasibility and with regard to the GSI/FAIR strategy, and makes recommendations on the amount of beam time to be allotted.

Members of the Mat-PAC

  • William J. Weber (Chair)
    University of Tennessee, USA
  • Thomas Cornelius
    CNRS, IM2NP (UMR 7334), Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France
  • Yong Dai
    PSI, Villigen, Switzerland
  • Zuzanna Siwy
    University of California, Irvine, USA
  • N.N.

Mat-PAC Scientific Secretary

Dr. Ina Schubert

GSI, Darmstadt

Phone: +49-6159-71 2033

contact by E-Mail to: I.Schubert(at)


Call for Proposals and Proposal Submission

Next Call for Proposals: to be announced

Proposals can then be submitted electronically, via a web form (link: to be announced).

'Call for Proposals' are published through the users' mailinglist. For registering to this mailinglist please see the .

Further information on scheduling of beam time is given under the website: Scheduling, general information on beam time can be found here.

Next Mat-PAC Meeting

Date of the next Mat-PAC05 Meeting: to be announced (expected in 2022)


Recent Mat-PAC Meetings

Mat-PAC04, June 16/17, 2020: Documents of the meeting (for Mat-PAC members only)

Mat-PAC03, September 19/20, 2017: Documents of the meeting (for Mat-PAC members only)

Mat-PAC02, November 15/16, 2010: Agenda Mat-PAC02

Mat-PAC01, March 12/13, 2009

User Services

Information for Users on services and beam time can be found on the Users' Webpages.  

Central point of contact for associated guests and users on campus is the Welcome Office.


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