Singapore Synchrotron Light Source (SSLS) Workshop organized by NRF

24 May 2018, 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon

The Singapore Synchrotron Light Source was designated as a National Research Infrastructure in 2016. NRF has been supporting the refurbishment of the SSLS. Recognising that the SSLS is aged, and the importance of SSLS to the research community, NRF is convening an SSLS workshop to:

a) Understand the beamline needs of the local research community;
b) Understand current areas and explore new areas of research related to particular specifications of SSLS; and,
c) Seek suggestions on future SSLS development.

NRF will also convene an international panel to review the SSLS infrastructure to put forth recommendations on future SSLS development. The outcomes of this workshop will feed into the international review to enrich the discussion and decisions of the international panel.

Workshop Details

NRF invites you and/or representatives from your team/organization to the Singapore Synchrotron Light Source (SSLS) Workshop, to be held on 24 May 2018 at NRF. Details are in the Annex on Programme Details.

You / your organization are also invited to submit a write-up on the current research needs and requirements, and future research areas or projects in relation to the utilisation of Light Source. The information should capture the following key points:

I. Current Research Needs and Requirements. Describe research areas and highlight the usage of Light Source in terms of research discipline, facilities (SSLS or overseas), energy range, types of beamlines used and the utilisation rates. Please also include how you / your organisation handle current needs (and/or future needs) that are not met by SSLS.

II. Future Research Needs and Requirements. Describe the requirements of the beamlines needed for future research. This includes the research discipline, expected energy range and types of beamlines.

Selected participants will be called upon to make presentations at the workshop. NRF will make the final decision to notify and follow up with selected participants.

NRF seeks your support on this discussion of the future of SSLS and welcome your active participation. Please submit your registration together with your write-up and presentation slides (if any) via this link,

Thank you.

Mr George Loh
Director, Programmes, NRF