Andrew Briggs - Curriculum vitae#

Full CV(info)

Higher Education

  • 1968-1971 Clothworkers’ Scholar, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, Physics, B.A., M.A.
  • 1973-1976 P.C.S. Group, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, Ph.D.
  • 1976-1979 Queens’ College Cambridge, Theology Tripos, Chase Prize for Greek
Appointments
  • 1968 Glanzstoff A.G., Germany (Praktikant)
  • 1971-1973 Canford School, Dorset (Physics and RE, House Tutor)
  • 1979 Cambridge University, Engineering Department, Research Assistant
  • 1980-1982 Oxford University, Department of Metallurgy, Research Fellow
  • 1981-1993 Lecturer in Physics, St Catherine’s College, Oxford
  • 1982-1984 Research Associate, St Catherine’s College, Oxford
  • 1983-1984 Royal Society Research Fellow in the Physical Sciences
  • 1984-1996 Lecturer in Metallurgy and Science of Materials, University of Oxford
  • 1984-2002 Governing Body Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford
  • 1996-1999 Reader in Materials, University of Oxford
  • 1999-2002 Professor of Materials, University of Oxford
  • 2002- Professor of Nanomaterials, University of Oxford
  • 2002- Professorial Fellow, St Anne’s College, Oxford
  • 2002-2009 Director, Quantum Information Processing Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration, (QIP IRC) and EPSRC Professorial Research Fellow
  • 2003- Emeritus Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford

Awards
  • 1986 Holliday Prize, Institute of Metals, ‘for his outstanding research and development in the field of scanning acoustic microscopy and for the application of this novel technique to the solution of materials problems.’
  • 1994 Buehler Technical Paper Merit Award for Excellence. “Depth measurements of short cracks in perspex with the scanning acoustic microscope.” Materials Characterization 31, 115-126 (1993), reprinted in Materials Characterization 39, 653-644 (1997).
  • 1999 Metrology for World Class Manufacturing Awards: Winner (with Dr O.V. Kolosov), Category 1, Frontier Science and Measurement. “Ultrasonic Force Microscopy (UFM)”, ‘Kolosov and Briggs have demonstrated the effect on various materials and shown that UFM is capable of both high resolution and quantitative measurement.’
  • 1999 Honorary Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society. ‘This award is in recognition of your many outstanding achievements in various scanned probe microscopy techniques and their applications to the study of the mechanical and structural properties of surfaces over a very wide dimensional scale. Your recent development of the ultrasonic force microscope is an example of your innovative achievements.’
  • 2007 Oxfordshire Science Writing Competition: 2nd Prize for article ‘Molecules are Real.’

Professional Activities
  • 1985 British Council Visitor, New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee
  • 1986-1991 Council of Royal Microscopical Society, Chairman of Materials Section
  • 1988 Organiser, Royal Microscopical Society International STM Conference, Oxford
  • 1989-1991 Honorary Treasurer, Royal Microscopical Society
  • 1989-1992 Research Executive Committee, British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing
  • 1990, 1993 Visiting Faculty, Centre for Quantized Electronic Structures (QUEST), University of California at Santa Barbara
  • 1991 Select Preacher, Trinity Term, University of Oxford
  • 1992-2002 Professeur invité, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
  • 1993-1994 Special Lectureship, University of Oxford
  • 1995 Organiser, JSPS Symposium Science and Society, Oxford
  • 1996-2006 Director, Oxford Toppan Centre
  • 1997 Organiser, European Workshop on Surface Brillouin Spectroscopy, Oxford
  • 1997-1998 Visiting Scientist, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, California
  • 1998-2000 Chairman, Sub-Faculty of Materials, University of Oxford
  • 1999 Guest Editor, Ultrasonics
  • 1999- Board of Electors, Wilde Lectureship in Natural and Comparative Religion
  • 2000-2002 External Examiner, Cranfield University, BSc (Hons) in Applied Science
  • 2000-2008 Founding Director and Vice-Chairman, OxLoc Ltd
  • 2001- Board of Management, Ian Ramsey Centre, Faculty of Theology, University of Oxford
  • 2001- Editorial Board, Science & Christian Belief
  • 2002- Editorial Board, Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science
  • 2002 Visiting Professor, University of New South Wales
  • 2002- Freeman, Clothworkers’ Company and City of London
  • 2003 International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Solid State Quantum Information Processing, Amsterdam
  • 2004- Fellow, Institute of Physics
  • 2004 Organiser, Entanglement and Transfer of Quantum Information, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge
  • 2005-2006 Editorial Board, Nanotechnology
  • 2005- Liveryman, Clothworkers’ Company
  • 2005- Guest Professor, State Key Laboratory, Wuhan University of Technology, China
  • 2006-9, 2010-13 EPSRC Peer Review College
  • 2006 International Scientific Advisory Committee, Symposium on Quantum Technologies, Cambridge
  • 2006- Science & Engineering Fellowships Committee, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
  • 2007-9, 2011-13 International Board of Advisors, John Templeton Foundation
  • 2007 International Advisory Board, Workshop on Measurement-Based Quantum Computing, Oxford
  • 2008- Engineering Panel, Newton International Fellowships
  • 2008- Advisory Council, McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life
  • 2009-12 Editorial Board, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
  • 2009 Quantum Information Science, Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara.
  • 2010 Organiser, Quantum Physics and the Nature of Reality, Oxford, 26-29 September 2010.
  • 2010-12 Under a contract between Templeton World Charity Foundation (TWCF) and the University of Oxford, I am developing the inaugural proposals from institutions world wide for grants from this major research foundation, which has assets of over $1.25B.
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