Hooke Professor of Experimental Physics and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), University of Oxford. Prior to being appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) in February 2009, Professor Walmsley was Head of Atomic and Laser Physics at Oxford, and served as Director of the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester in the US. His research is in the areas of ultrafast optics and quantum optics. He is a Professorial Fellow of St Hugh’s College, a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the American Physical Society, the UK Institute of Physics, and a Science Delegate for Oxford University Press.
Professor Walmsley chairs the University’s Research Committee and is responsible for coordinating the University’s relationships with its major research funders and the engagement of research activity with wider audiences; he also oversees the University’s libraries, museums and collections and its language teaching services.