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Founded in 1939, the purpose of the committee is to be “a major focus for scientific and technological issues providing a liaison between parliamentarians and scientific bodies, science-based industry and the academic world”. During his 5 year tenure, Professor Machin aims to promote the important role NPL, and metrology more widely, has to the economy and quality of life in the UK.
As an acknowledged world leader in thermometry (the measurement of temperature), Professor Machin and his team at NPL have made significant contributions to the science of temperature measurement, including the kelvin redefinition and primary thermometry as well as improving both clinical thermometry and many aspects of industrial thermometry in fields as diverse as space, aerospace and nuclear decommissioning.
Professor Machin will bring this expertise to his role on the committee, providing informed metrology commentary on the key scientific challenges the committee considers.
On his appointment, Professor Machin said: “It is a great honour to be invited to serve on this committee. I am looking forward to in getting involved in its work and promoting the key role played by metrology in a modern economy like that of the UK.”
Find out more about the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee here
View Graham Machin's profile here
21 Jan 2022