Dr. Mirjam van Daalen

Chief of Staff, Photon Science Division (PSD)

Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI
Switzerland



  • 1993–1998 PhD in Structural Geology Department of Earth Sciences Basel University (Switzerland)
  • 1985–1992 MSc in Structural Geology Department of Earth Sciences Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
  • 2017-present Chief of Staff, Photon Science Division, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen (Switzerland)
  • 2009-2017 Science Officer SwissFEL (Swiss Free Electron Laser, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen (Switzerland)
  • 2004-2009 Project Manager for the implementation of the Bologna Process, Department of Earth Sciences ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
  • 1998-2004 Product Manager Digital Imaging (in Microscopy), Leica Microsystems (Switzerland)
  • 2017 Vice Chair of the Coordination Board of LEAPS (League of Accelerator based Photon Sources) preparation FP9 program EU Commission.
  • 2017 Board member of CALIPSOplus Steering committee. HZ2020 Project EU
  • 2017 Board member of General Assembly CALIPSOplus . HZ2020 Project EU
  • 2015 Chair of steering Committee Umbrella (Federated Identity management for Neutron and Photon community) www.umbrellaid.org collaboration.
  • 2015 Board member of EUCall Steering committee. HZ2020 Project EU
  • 2012 Board member of Free Electron Lasers of Europe (FoE) Steering committee. EU facility collaboration.
  • 2011-2014 Board member of CRISP Steering committee. FP7 Project EU
  • 2011-2014 Board member of PaNdata-ODI Steering committee. FP7 Project EU
  • 2010-2011 Board member of PaNdata Europe Steering committee. FP7 Project EU
  • 2009-2011 Board member of IRUVX-PP Steering committee. ESFRI Project EU
  • 1999 Board member of the international Octagon Team, Leica Microsystems (International)
Since working at PSI from 2009, Mirjam van Daalen has attracted 4.5MCHF in project funding:
  • 2017-2020 1.5MCHF CALIPSOplus, Convenient Access to Light Sources Open to Innovation, Science and to the World. Funded by the European Commission under HZ2020
  • 2015-2018 550kCHF EUCall the European Cluster of Advanced Laser Light Sources Project EU Funded by the European Commission under HZ2020
  • 2013-2016 50kCHF CALIPSO project development and dissemination of the Federated Identity Platform, Umbrella, for the Photon and Neutron community. funded by the European Commission under FP7
  • 2012-2013 200kCHF “SwissFEL in virtual reality” SNF AGORA.
  • 2011-2014 500kCHF CRISP The Cluster of Research Infrastructures and Synergies in Physics. funded by the European Commission under FP7
  • 2011-2014 300kCHF PanData ODI funded by the European Commission under FP7
  • 2010-2011 250kCHF PaNdata Europe, Strategic working group for development of a policy framework and laid the basic foundation for a sustainable data infrastructure for the Photon and Neutron facilities. Funded by the European Commission under FP7 from 2009-2011
  • 2009-2011 1.2MCHF IRUVX-PP (EuroFEL) part of the ESFRI Roadmap. IRUVX-PP has been funded by the European Commission under FP7 from 2009-2011
  • 1993-1998 Structural Geology for undergraduate students. Department of Geology University of Basel
  • 1993 Supervision of geological mapping exercise for graduate students. Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • 1992 Statisics for undergraduate medical student courses. Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • 2017 Photonics spring workshop, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland
  • 2014 FEL conference Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland
  • 2014 Science at FEL’s conference, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland
  • 2013 CRISP (FP7 project EU) annual meeting, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland
  • 2009-2012 Different topical scientific workshops for the SwissFEL project
  1. Phil Wilmott, Jerry Hastings, Mirjam van Daalen, Luc Patthey. "Photonics Spring Workshop at the Paul Scherrer Institute." Synchrotron Radiation News, 30(5), pp. 11–12 (2017)
  2. Editors: Bruce Patterson, Mirjam van Daalen. Time-Resolved X-ray Spectroscopy. Mapping electron flow in matter with the ATHOS beamline at SwissFEL. PSI Bericht Nr. 14-01, 2014
  3. Editors: Bruce Patterson, Mirjam van Daalen. Whitebook on Science with Free Electron Lasers. PSI Bericht 16-01, 2016

Oral contributions

2017
  • Data Policy / Data Management Overview. Scientific advisory board Photon Science Department, PSI, Villigen, 12/12
  • Federated identity management Umbrella, European User Office Meeting, MAXIV Lund. 25/10
  • Data management and federated identity management Umbrella. Invited talk at colloquium in synchrotron SOLEIL, Paris, 11/9
  • Data management and data policy. Information event for staff and scientists at PSI, Villigen, 7/9

General oral contributions to EU projects

2013-recent Status reports on Umbrella Federated Identity for Photon and Neutron community at different conferences and EU annual project meetings