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People Professor Ian Walmsley

Member, Management Committee

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research, Academic Services & Collections)

Ian Walmsley is the Hooke Professor of Experimental Physics, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation and Professorial Fellow of St Hugh's College. His research is in the areas of ultrafast optics and quantum optics. He has pioneered the marriage of these fields for applications in quantum technologies, which form part of the critical technology path of the Networked Quantum Information Technologies Hub (NQIT), of which he is Director, and which is part of the UK National Quantum Technology Programme. He is the President-elect of the Optical Society of America, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and American Physical Society and the Institute of Physics, as well as a Science Delegate for Oxford University Press and a member of the Board of Oxford University Innovation.

As Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Walmsley oversees the University's research and innovation strategies and policies. He chairs the University's Research Committee and is responsible for coordinating the University's relationships with its major research funders and the engagement of research activity with wider audiences.

Management Committee

Management Committee