Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Academic Visitor



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735Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





External Positions

  • Member, Prime Minister's Council on Science and Technology, Department of Business Innovation and Skills, 2011
  • Co-Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, Princeton University, 2009
  • member, Prospects for Inertial Confinement Fusion Energy System, US National Research Council, ongoing study by National Academy, 2010
  • delegate, Consultative Committee for EURATOM on Fusion CCE-FU., EURATOM -- European commission, 2008

Links with Other Academic Bodies

  • Visiting Professor, Univ. York

Industrial Connections

  • UK Atomic Energy Authority, Chief Executive Officer


  • Harkness Fellowship, Harkness fund of New york, 1981 - 1983
  • Fellow Institute of Physics, Institute of Physics, UK, 2004
  • Fellow American Physical Society, American Physical Society, 1998

Editorial Boards

  • Physics Reports, Editorial Board, 2001
  • New journal of Physics, editorial board, 2002