Allister Ferguson

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19992011

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Professor Allister Ferguson FRSE, is the Professor of Photonics in the Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde. He founded the Institute of Photonics and has led discussions on the formation of the Technology and Innovation Centre and the establishment of the relationship between Fraunhofer and the university. He is a former Deputy Principal giving him responsibility for the university research and knowledge exchange portfolio.

 

He was the principal investigator on a RCUK Science Bridges project that brought together four Scottish universities (Heriot Watt, Glasgow, St.Andrews and Strathclyde) with two Californian universities (Stanford and Caltech) under the banner of SU2P. The SU2P collaboration continues funded by the university and industry partners and seeks to extract economic impact of the joint research based through knowledge exchange. He chairs the SU2P Executive Committee.

 

He has worked with NPL since the early 1980s. He was the recipient of the first NPL Metrology Award in 1983.

 

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Optical Society of America, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.  

 

His present role is as Senior Adviser to the Principal

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