Patrick Grant is Head of Materials at the University of Oxford, an expert in materials manufacture, and was Deputy Head of the Maths, Physical and Life Sciences Division from 2012-14. He was one of the founding academics of the Begbroke Science Park at Oxford University, now a major regional and international hub for innovation and industrial-university collaboration.
He is a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng), a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM), and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2010. He was a member of 2008 Research Assessment Exercise panel for Materials and a member of the UK Fusion Advisory Board 2007-12. He wrote evidence paper New and Advanced Materials for the UK Government Office of Science Foresight report Future of Manufacturing (2013) and is a strategic advisor to EPSRC.