Curriculum Vitae

Academic Career

  • Oct. 2007-Present: Professor of High Pressure Physics, School of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • 2006: DSc on “Development and Application of Angle Dispersive Diffraction Techniques to the Study of Simple Materials at High Pressure”, School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 2002-2007: Reader, School of Physics, The University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • 1998-2002: Lecturer, School of Physics, The University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 1998-2003: Royal Society University Research Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh
  • 1996-1998: Royal Society University Research Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Liverpool.
  • 1990-1996: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh. Based full time at the Synchrotron Radiation Source (SRS) at Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire.
  • 1987-1990: PhD on ‘Accurate Crystal Structure Studies at High Pressure‘, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh.
  • 1983-1987: BSc (Hons.) Physics (1987), University of Edinburgh. First Class Honours. Class Medal and Neil Arnott Scholarship in final year for top First, Class Medal and Nicol Foundation Scholarship in penultimate year.

Major Awards & Prizes

  • 2014: Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 2013: Humboldt Research Award
  • 2011: AWE William Penney Fellowship
  • 2010: Inaugural Louis Delbaere Prize of Canadian Light Source
  • 2007: Fellow of the Institute of Physics
  • 1997: European Synchrotron Radiation Society Prize for ‘outstanding scientific contribution in the field of powder diffraction
  • 1997: European Powder Diffraction Conference Award for “outstanding research by a young scientist working at a European synchrotron” for work conducted since 1994 by someone under the age of 35.
  • 1996: Royal Society University Research Fellowship
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