Short biographies of NPL's senior management team.
This includes Brian Bowsher, NPL's Managing Director.
Biographies of NPL's Senior Science Fellows, Fellows, Emeritus Senior Fellows and Senior Fellows.
Meet the business leaders of NPL.
Since its creation in 1899, NPL has been led by a number of notable individuals. You can see biographies of all 20 directors.
Some of our notable scientists
- Michael de Podesta was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his outstanding commitment and passion for science communication. Michael was one of the first Science Ambassadors at NPL, going out to schools and the community to bring science to life. Michael is now a key Science Ambassador mentor, giving many NPL staff the confidence to go out to schools and colleges and promote science. Michael's work on the redefinition of the kelvin, through an improved determination of the Boltzmann constant using an acoustic thermometer, was recently featured in Nature.
- Ling Hao was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. Ling is leading work on applications of nanoscience, superconducting electronics and microwave technology for precision measurements, aimed at single particle measurements and metrology with nanoSQUIDs and nanoelectromechanical system (NEMS) resonators. In addition to this, Ling researches low dimensional carbon, including carbon nanotubes and graphene.
- Since joining in 1991, Ian Gilmore has helped turn NPL into a world leading surface and nanoanalysis research group. Ian was recently made a Fellow of the AVS, a large society and symposium in the US, in recognition of his international leadership in surface and nanoanalysis and pioneering research in the analysis of organic molecules at surfaces.
- Richard Brown has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and was also the winner of the RSC's SAC Silver Medal. As part of this he delivered a lecture entitled 'Environmental analytical measurements: from the laboratory to the field' at Pfizer's European Headquarters for R&D.
- Alan Turnbull’s world-leading expertise in corrosion has been further recognised by winning the Willis Rodney Whitney Award from NACE International. Alan was key in NPL becoming one of only two suppliers to a major oil company for their Inherently Reliability Facilities flagship programme.
Supporting our staff
We recognise that people are the most important part of any organisation and as such we try to support our staff in the best way possible.
NPL's Continuous Professional Development Scheme
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
Two Ticks Disability
Jobcentre Plus has approved NPL to be a user of the Two Ticks Disability Symbol. This means that NPL is committed to employing disabled people and will look to continuously support and develop the careers of any disabled members of staff.