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People Professor Ian Walmsley

Principal Investigator, Oxford Martin Programme on Bio-Inspired Quantum Technologies

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

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 of the Optical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and American Physical Society and the Institute of Physics, as well as 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 and Innovation Committee and is responsible for coordinating the University's relationships with its major research funders and the engagement of research activity with wider audiences.