Scientific Advisory Boards are the main instrument used by the Max Planck Society for the regular evaluation of its research facilities. A Scientific Advisory Board composed of internationally recognized scientists is constituted for each Institute; the board functions as an external advisory committee for those organs of the Max Planck Society which, in accordance with its statutes, are responsible for decisions concerning the development of the Institutes and of the Society as a whole. The regular evaluation of its Institutes is in the interest of the Max Planck Society and is conducive to the functioning of its system of self-control, enabling it to plan and assure the quality of its research activities independently. Furthermore, the evaluation process serves public accountability purposes with respect to the appropriate and effective deployment of the funding made available.

Scientific Advisory Board Members

Prof Dr David Awschalom, The University of Chicago, USA

Prof Dr Hui Cao, Yale University, New Haven, USA

Prof Dr Constance Chang-Hasnain, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, USA

Prof Dr Wolfgang Ertmer, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Prof Dr Shanhui Fan, Stanford University, USA (CHAIR)

Prof Dr Miles Padgett, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Prof Dr Demetri Psaltis, EPFL STI IMT LO, Switzerland

Prof Dr Anna Sanpera Trigueros, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Prof Dr Andy (Seok-Hyun) Yun, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Cambridge, USA

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