Föreningen för Användare av Synkrotronljuset vid MAX IV (FASM)

The Association for Synchrotron Radiation Users at MAX IV

All active users of the former MAX-lab and the new MAX IV facility are regarded as members, and all scientists with an interest in synchrotron light based research are welcome to be members.

FASM aims to have fast and efficient communication with the MAX IV management to improve the working conditions and the quality of the experiments at the new MAX IV facility. Members of FASM are therefore welcome to communicate current and future needs with the FASM board. At the same time FASM disseminates information to the members about the plans and prospects within the MAX IV organisation.

FASMs mission is increasingly important as the user community is growing rapidly and more scientific disciplines are represented as users at MAX IV. In view of this FASM will introduce a number of proposals aimed to strengthen the activities within the MAX IV organisation and be of further aid to new users.

Becoming a member

Scientists interested in becoming members of the association for Synchrotron Radiation Users at MAX IV should contact:

Jonas Weissenrieder, Chair of FASM
Department of Applied Physics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology


The FASM board, elected 26 September 2018, consists of:

  • Jonas Weissenrieder, Chair of FASM, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
    Research interest involve processes related to heterogeneous catalysis and/or ultrafast dynamics. Mainly involved in the HIPPIE beamline at MAX IV, but also interested in the development of SPECIES, FLEXPES, and BLOCH.
  • Maria Hahlin, Uppsala University
  • Leila Lo Leggio, Copenhagen University
  • German Salazar Alvarez, Stockholm University
  • Jonas Sellberg, KTH Royal Technical Institute
    Research interests include ultrafast dynamics at surfaces and/or in soft matter, studied mostly through coherent scattering techniques. Mainly interested in the FemtoMAX, NanoMAX, SoftiMAX, CoSAXS and BioMAX beamlines at MAX IV.
  • Rainer Timm, Lund University
  • Minna Patanen, University of Oulu
    I got my PhD degree in physics in 2010 from University of Oulu. My topic was “Electron spectroscopic studies of the electronic structure of some metal atoms and alkali halide molecules”, and during my PhD work I used I411 and I3 beamlines at MAX lab. After my PhD, I worked as a post doc and a beamline scientist at Synchrotron SOLEIL (France), focusing on photoelectron and -absorption studies of gas-phase clusters and nanoparticles. From September 2015 I have worked in Nano and molecular systems research unit at University of Oulu, currently as an Academy of Finland Research Fellow. I am an active user of several synchrotron radiation facilities such as SOLEIL, MAX IV and UVSOR III, and I mostly use soft X-ray excited spectroscopies and imaging to study samples from gas-phase molecules to biomaterials. My research profile: http://www.oulu.fi/university/researcher/minna-patanen


Former Chairmen of FASM

  • 1985 – 1988: Per-Olof Nilsson, Chalmers University of Technology
  • 1988 – 1994: Ulf Karlsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • 1994 – 2000: Svante Svensson, Uppsala University
  • 2000 – 2004: Jan-Erik Rubensson, Uppsala University
  • 2004 – 2007: Mats Fahlman, Linköping University
  • 2007 – 2013: Ingmar Persson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • 2013 – 2017: Raimund Feifel, University of Gothenburg
  • 2017 – 2018: Ingmar Persson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences