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


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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