Patrick Grant

Vesuvius Chair of Materials, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Oxford.

Patrick Grant took a Bachelor of Engineering degree at Nottingham University, and a DPhil in Materials at Oxford. He has been Vesuvius Professor of Materials since 2004, Deputy Head of the Mathematical Physical and Life Sciences Division from 2012-14, and was Head of the Department of Materials 2015 – 2018. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2010.

Professor Grant’s research concerns the manufacture of supercapacitors and batteries, three-dimensional printing, and new alloys for cleaner power generation. He was a founding academic of the Begbroke Science Park and is a non-executive director of Oxford University Innovation.

As Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) he works closely with Oxford colleagues to create an environment conducive to world-leading applied and curiosity-driven research, and with external funders to help realize our joint research ambitions. Professor Grant chairs the Research and Innovation Committee and is Oxford’s academic lead for the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.

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