Wayne Ming Glettig

photo of Wayne Glettig

Group Leader MX Instrumentation

Paul Scherrer Institut
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI

Wayne Glettig has been at PSI since 2017, in the function of beamline engineer, and since 2018 as the group leader of the MX instrumentation group.

He obtained his master's degree in microengineering in 2006 from the EPF in Lausanne. His master's thesis was a concept which led to the PRIGo multi-axis goniometer, which he spent a year developing at EPFL and for three years, as part of the MX group at PSI.  During this time, he contributed to automation and robotics developments at the PX beamlines. Then, in 2010, he joined the CSEM (Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA) in Neuchâtel, as a senior R&D engineer, mainly focussing on projects developing scientific instrumentation and precision mechanisms with applications in the watchmaking, microelectronics, and aerospace industries.  Since 2017 he is back in the MX group and was assigned as group leader for the MX instrumentation group.

The MX instrumentation group designs, develops and maintains state of the art beamline components for the three MX Beamlines at SLS and the SwissMX end-station at SwissFEL, in collaboration with the beamline scientists, other expert groups within PSI and with external companies. 

Within the SLS 2.0 upgrade project, Wayne Glettig has the technical lead for the three PX beamline upgrades, and is a member of the SLS 2.0 beamline refurbishment core team. He is also is part of the El-Net Motion Control Workgroup at PSI.

Wayne Glettig has a focus on engineering and project management, with particular interests in scientific instrumentation, robotics, precision engineering, motion control and systems design. As larger developments require the coordinated efforts of many skilled people, Wayne Glettig strives for solid project management and strong teams.

For an extensive overview we kindly refer you to ResearchGate.

PSI related publications with reference to DORA:

  • Smith KML, Panepucci E, Kaminski JW, Aumonier S, Huang C-Y, Eris D, et al.
    SDU - software for high-throughput automated data collection at the Swiss Light Source
    Journal of Synchrotron Radiation. 2023; 30: 538-545. https://doi.org/10.1107/S1600577523002631
  • Braun H, Garvey T, Jörg M, Ashton A, Willmott P, Kobler R, et al.
    SLS 2.0 storage ring. Technical design report
    Villigen PSI, Switzerland: Paul Scherrer Institut; 2021. PSI Bericht: 21-02.
  • Martiel I, Buntschu D, Meier N, Gobbo A, Panepucci E, Schneider R, et al.
    The TELL automatic sample changer for macromolecular crystallography
    Journal of Synchrotron Radiation. 2020; 27: 860-863. https://doi.org/10.1107/S1600577520002416
  • Waltersperger S, Olieric V, Pradervand C, Glettig W, Salathe M, Fuchs MR, et al.
    PRIGo: a new multi-axis goniometer for macromolecular crystallography
    Journal of Synchrotron Radiation. 2015; 22: 895-900. https://doi.org/10.1107/S1600577515005354
  • Bingel-Erlenmeyer R, Olieric V, Grimshaw JPA, Gabadinho J, Wang X, Ebner SG, et al.
    SLS crystallization platform at beamline X06DA-A fully automated pipeline enabling in situ X-ray diffraction screening
    Crystal Growth and Design. 2011; 11(4): 916-923. https://doi.org/10.1021/cg101375j