Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

Beamline Instrumentation

About

Welcome to the Beamline Instrumentation (BI) Group Web page. The BI Group is part of the X-ray Science Technologies (XST) section of the X-ray Science Division (XSD). 

Mission

XSD develops cutting-edge instrumentation and techniques to enable and perform world-class research using X-rays. The BI Group contributes to this mission by providing beamline engineering support to existing XSD beamlines as well as future beamlines that will be built or enhanced as part of the APS Upgrade (APS-U).

Vision

The BI Group will work closely and collaboratively with other XST technical groups to carry out the design, development and construction of excellent instruments for current and future APS beamlines, in support of XSD priorities.

Strategy

The BI Group will continue providing effective technical support to existing XSD beamlines with priority given to efforts that are in-line with the longer-term priorities of the XSD Strategic Plan. Staff members will stay apprised of world-leading instrumentation engineering developments.

Implementation

Each Beamline Operations Group is assigned a Liaison Engineer who serves as the primary BI Group contact. The Liaison Engineers work with the Group Leaders of their assigned Groups to determine the relative priorities of tasks within a given Group.