People Professor Ian Walmsley
Member, Management Committee
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research, Academic Services & Collections)
Ian Walmsley is Hooke Professor of Experimental Physics and Professorial Fellow of St Hugh’s College. Prior to being appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) in February 2009, he was Head of Atomic and Laser Physics at Oxford, and served as Director of the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester in the US. In 2011 he also took on responsibility for Academic Services and University Collections. His research is in the areas of ultrafast optics and quantum optics. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the American Physical Society, and the UK Institute of Physics, as well as a Science Delegate for Oxford University Press and a member of the Board of Directors of Isis Innovation. In April 2012 he was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society.
As Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research, Academic Services and University Collections), Professor Walmsley 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; he also oversees the University’s libraries, museums and collections and its language teaching services.