Ian Main - Biography#

Ian has a BSc in Physics (University of St Andrews), an MSc in Geophysics (University of Durham) and a PhD in Seismology (University of Edinburgh).

He worked part-time as a lecturer on Physics at the then Napier College, Edinburgh. In 1985 Ian was appointed as a lecturer in Geophysics at the University of Reading, before returning to the University of Edinburgh in a similar role in 1989. He was promoted to Reader in 1996, and to a personal chair in Seismology and Rock Physics in 2000.

Ian has just stepped down as Director of Research and ex officio member of the School of GeoSciences Policy and Resources Committee, and of the College of Science and Engineering Research Committee at the University of Edinburgh. He served as a member of the HEFCE Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) Panel on Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, and is currently a member of the Scottish Regional Advisory Group for Enhanced Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA) and the Research Advisory Forum of the Scottish Energy Technology Partnership (ETP). Ian has also acted as a Member, Royal Society of Edinburgh Sectional committee in Earth Science and Chemistry; Co-Director, Edinburgh Collaborative of Subsurface Science and Engineering (ECOSSE); Board Member, Edinburgh Regional Partnership in Engineering and Mathematics (ERPem); Head of the Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences and ex-officio Member, School of GeoScience Executive and Research Strategy Groups; Convenor, College of Science & Engineering Computing Committee and ex officio Member, University Communications and Information Technology Committee; Member, International Association for Seismology & Physics of the Earth’s Interior (IASPEI) Sub-commissions on Modelling the Earthquake Source and Significant Earthquake Precursors; and is a past Board member, International Seismological Centre (ISC) Governing Council.

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