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Key Personnel and Research Projects

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University, DOE National Laboratory, and Carnegie Partners will coordinate individual or group research projects. The breadth of research projects reflects the enormous scope of the exploration, and we will use this to our advantage. The particular strengths of individual Partners as prominent theorists or experimentalists in specific areas should be apparent to people familiar with this field. While collaborations will be natural, coordination is important and will be the key task of the management. The Carnegie Partners designated as Coordinators (see chart above) are expected to develop their own collaborations that will contribute to the EFree Center projects. Successful high-P scientists develop theoretical models, instruments, or probes and use them to study a full range of electronic, magnetic, structural, dynamical, and chemical properties, on diverse materials and applications.

Management Structure

The EFree Center is headed by the Director (Mao) and Associate Director (Hemley) who manage the overall operations. EFree has a Managing Director (Gramsch), and a Project Administrator (Mysen) to coordinate the scientific and administrative operations of the Center. An Executive Committee (Mao, Hemley, Badding, Boehler, Guthrie, Struzhkin, Gramsch, Mysen) meets weekly. 

The 27 Partners from universities, national laboratories, and Carnegie form the EFree Council which oversees major research directions, technical development, EFree operation, and outreach. The Director and Associate Director chair the EFree Council which will meet annually with the full partner committee and monthly by video conference.

Four Carnegie Partners (Badding, Guthrie, Struzhkin, and Boehler) serve as Thrust Area Leaders. They communicate directly with other Executive Committee and Center members to discuss current scientific, technical issues and promising new projects.

There is an external Scientific Advisory Committee which will meet annually to provide external oversight and guidance for scientific directions.