Imperial College London

Emeritus Professor Adrian Sutton FRS

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Visiting Professor



a.sutton Website




Mrs Carolyn Dale +44 (0)20 7594 7579




Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





  • Rector’s Medal for Outstanding Innovation in Teaching, Imperial College London, 2012
  • Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award, The Royal Society, 2006

External Positions

  • Member, Royal Society Public Engagement Committee, Royal Society, 2013 - 2014
  • Member, Royal Society Education Committee, Royal Society, 2012 - 2014
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board at the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research GmbH, Max Planck Society, 2012 - 2017
  • Member, Royal Society Panel A for International Newton Fellowship Scheme, Royal Society, 2011 - 2014
  • Chairman, Advisory Panel for the Royal Society Armourers and Brasiers Award, Royal Society, 2010 - 2015
  • Member, Scientific Advisor Committee for Extreme Environment-Tolerant Materials Via Atomic Scale Design of Interfaces, Energy Frontier Research Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2009 - 2014
  • Member, Sectional Committee 4, Royal Society, 2009 - 2012

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of the Royal Society, The Royal Society, 2003
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2003
  • Chartered Engineer, The Engineering Council, 2002
  • Fellow of the Institute of Materials, The Institute of Materials, 2000
  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics, The Institute of Physics, 2000
  • Member MRS, Materials Research Society, 1991

Links with Other Academic Bodies

Industrial Connections

  • BP, Polymer mebranes for purification of sea water
  • Baker Hughes GE, Elastomers; flow in nanoscale pore networks
  • Element Six Ltd, Multiscale investigation of failure in bonded diamond aggregates
  • Rolls-Royce, Why is Ti6242 susceptible to cold dwell fatigue, but Ti6246 is not?


  • FRS, The Royal Society, 2003
  • FRSC, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2003
  • FIMMM, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, 2000
  • FInstP, Institute of Physics, 2000

Editorial Boards

  • Oxford Series on Materials Modelling, Founding Editor, 2000
  • OUP Monographs on the Physics and Chemistry of Materials, Editor, 1999