SURF User Association

Membership is open to individuals with a professional interest in the scientific program at SURF

The SURF User Association:

  1. Promotes open discussion on relevant topics for researchers performing science at SURF
  2. Provides a means for SURF management to inform users on issues including current and future plans for the facility
  3. Promotes a sense of community amongst SURF experiments and researchers
  4. Articulates and promotes scientific case for UG science and its significance to society

Membership includes active researchers with a professional interest in the science at SURF. An Executive Committee conducts the day-to-day business of the Association and consists of 9 individuals:

  • At least one (1) early-career researcher (less than 5 years post-Ph.D.);
  • At least three (3) representatives of the physics community;
  • At least three (3) representatives of the biology-geoscience-engineering community.

Typically, one meeting of the general membership will be held each year.

Membership Registration

Fill out the membership registration for membership in the SURF User Association.

Executive Committee Members

NameFieldExperimentInstitutionNotesTerm Expiry (M/D/Y)
Mark HanhardtPhysicsCASPARSDSTAEarly Career 03/06/2025
Sarah KeenanGeologyGeologySD Mines 03/06/2025
Brett BelzerEngineeringVariousRESPEC 02/28/2026
Jeff BurghardtEarth ScienceDEMO-FTESPacific Northwest National Laboratory 02/28/2026
Brianna MountPhysicsBHUCBlack Hills State University 03/06/2025
Oxana GorbatenkoBiologyBiodiversityBlack Hills State University 02/28/2026
Frank StriederPhysicsCASPARSD MinesChair02/28/2026
David WoodwardPhysicsLZLBNLEarly Career03/06/2025
Brittany KrugerBiologyDeMMODesert Research Institute 02/28/2026

 

  • March 18, 2024: Executive Committee officers selected
  • March 18, 2024: Quarterly Executive Committee meeting
  • February 20, 2024: Executive Committee election voting deadline
  • December 12, 2023: Quarterly Executive Committee meeting
  • August 16, 2023: Quarterly Executive Committee meeting
  • April 17, 2023: Executive Committee officers selected
  • April 17, 2023: Quarterly Executive Committee meeting
  • March 6, 2023: Executive Committee members announced
  • February 17, 2023: Executive Committee election voting deadline November 30, 2022: Quarterly Executive Committee meeting
  • October 26-27, 2022: General Meeting (virtual)
  • October 25, 2022: New charter approved
  • September 20, 2022: Quarterly Executive Committee meeting
  • April 27, 2022: Quarterly Executive Committee meeting
  • February 15, 2022: Executive Committee officers selected
  • February 15, 2022: Quarterly Executive Committee meeting
  • January 10, 2022: Executive Committee members announced
  • January 3, 2022: Executive Committee election voting deadline
  • November 23, 2021: Quarterly Executive Committee meeting
  • September 28-29, 2021: General Meeting (virtual)
  • September 14-15, 2021: SURF Long-Term Vision Workshop (virtual)
  • June 1, 2021: Quarterly Executive Committee meeting
  • February 23, 2021: Quarterly Executive Committee meeting
  • January 6, 2021: Executive Committee officers selected
  • December 4, 2020: Executive Committee members announced
  • November 25, 2020: Executive Committee election voting deadline
  • October 21, 2020: Executive Committee nomination deadline
  • July 28, 2020: Nominating Committee appointed

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