Short biographies of NPL's senior management team.
This includes Peter Thompson, NPL's CEO.
Biographies of NPL's Senior Science Fellows, Fellows, Emeritus Senior Fellows and Senior Fellows.
Meet NPL's Business Leaders.
Since its creation in 1899, NPL has been led by a number of notable individuals. You can see biographies of all 20 directors.
Given the requirement to demonstrate impartiality, independence and integrity in all of its work, NPL requires the highest standards of effective governance, corporate values and ethical behaviour.
Some of our notable staff
- Kamal Hossain, International Director at NPL, was awarded an OBE for services to industry for his outstanding scientific leadership, increasing NPL's international reputation and his work on improving links between research, standards and innovation, particularly for new technologies.
- 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.
- Michael de Podesta was awarded an MBE for his outstanding commitment and passion for science communication. He 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 featured in Nature magazine.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Times science magazine 'Eureka' had a feature on 'the fifteen most pressing problems of our time'. Rod Robinson, Principal Research Scientist in NPL's Environmental Measurement group, was interviewed for his role in carbon measurement and placing carbon trading on a firm footing.
- Four NPL scientists have been elevated to Senior member status by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (US).
- NPL's Teresa Goodman was presented with the de Boer Gold Pin at the recent Quadrennial Session of the CIE.
- Graham Machin has been awarded the Doctor of Science (DSc) degree for 'improvements in temperature measurement'.
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.
Since its establishment in 1900, NPL has been home to a stream of exceptional scientists who have made major and varied contributions to the world.
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