A complete ALS organization chart (December 2014) is available in PDF.
Appointed and elected members of advisory panels provide guidance to Berkeley Lab and ALS management in developing the ALS scientific and user programs.
ALS Staff Photo
ALS Management and Advisory Team
Steve Kevan, Deputy Division Director, Science
Michael J. Banda, Deputy Division Director, Operations
Janos Kirz, Scientific Advisor
Paul Adams, Division Deputy for Biosciences
ALS Scientific, Technical, and User Support Groups
The Accelerator Physics Group is responsible for providing electron beams that produce the desired quantity and quality of photon beams. This group also operates the diagnostic photon beamline, develops accelerator diagnostics, and produces specialized control system software.
The ALS Communications Group promotes the scientific and technical achievements of ALS staff and users to the scientific community, government agencies and stakeholders, the media, and to the general public, teachers and students via web, multimedia, print and online publications, annual reports and monthly newsletters, and extensive outreach activities.
The Controls Group is responsible for the remote actuation, automatic control, status reporting, and archiving of the accelerators and beamline systems.
The Experimental Systems Group (ESG) is responsible for the design and development of new beamlines and endstation instrumentation, as well as for developing new applications of synchrotron radiation and new user communities. Areas of special interest are insertion device research and development, and optical metrology.
The Operations Group is responsible for all operational aspects involving the ALS accelerators 24 hours per day, and for photon beamline operation.
The Scientific Support Group (SSG) provides scientific and technical support to ALS users. The group assists users in performing experiments involving sophisticated instrumentation and in the use of state-of -the-art data analysis tools.
The User Services Group provides the interface between the ALS and its users. The User Services Administration section of this group provides organizational, administrative, and housing assistance to users. The ALS Communications section is responsible for the ALS Web site, the annual Activity Report, and other information and scientific and educational outreach programs.