Andrew D. Taylor

Andrew Dawson Taylor (born 1950)[1] OBE FRS FRSE FInstP[4] is director of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) National Laboratories[5]Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL),[6][3] Daresbury Laboratory, and the UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UKATC) in Edinburgh.[4][7]

Andrew Taylor

Born
Andrew Dawson Taylor

1950 (age 6869)[1]
EducationDenny High School
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow (BSc)[2]
University of Oxford (DPhil)
AwardsRichard Glazebrook Medal and Prize (2006)
Scientific career
InstitutionsScience and Technology Facilities Council
ISIS neutron source[3]
ThesisInelastic neutron scattering by chemical rate processes (1976)

Education

Taylor was educated at Denny High School, the University of Glasgow[1] and the University of Oxford where he was a postgraduate student of St John's College, Oxford.[1] He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1976 for research using inelastic neutron scattering.[8]

Career and research

Taylor's research interests are in neutron science, neutron sources[7] and neutron scattering,[5][2] he is recognised as an international leader in the development of large-scale research facilities and their infrastructures.[4]

Awards and honours

Taylor was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2019 for "substantial contributions to the improvement of natural knowledge".[9] He was appointed Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1999 Birthday Honours.[1][10][2] He was also elected a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE) in 2006.[11] He was awarded the Richard Glazebrook Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics (IOP) in 2006.

References

  1. Anon (2017). "Taylor, Andrew Dawson". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U247102. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  2. Gribben, Roland (2009-05-13). "Andrew Taylor profile: Neutron man grapples with the invisibles". telegraph.co.uk. London: Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 2019-11-11.
  3. Taylor, Andrew (2008). "Welcome to the second target station at ISIS". Materials Today. 11 (12): 72. doi:10.1016/S1369-7021(08)70259-1. ISSN 1369-7021.
  4. Anon (2019). "Dr Andrew Taylor OBE FRS". royalsociety.org. London: Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2019-04-24. One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from the royalsociety.org website where:
    “All text published under the heading 'Biography' on Fellow profile pages is available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.” --Royal Society Terms, conditions and policies at the Wayback Machine (archived 2016-11-11)
  5. Andrew D. Taylor publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)
  6. Seeger, P.A.; Taylor, A.D.; Brugger, R.M. (1985). "Double-difference method to improve the resolution of an eV neutron spectrometer". Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 240 (1): 98–114. doi:10.1016/0168-9002(85)90392-4. ISSN 0168-9002.
  7. Taylor, A.; Dunne, M.; Bennington, S.; Ansell, S.; Gardner, I.; Norreys, P.; Broome, T.; Findlay, D.; Nelmes, R. (2007). "A Route to the Brightest Possible Neutron Source?". Science. 315 (5815): 1092–1095. doi:10.1126/science.1127185. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 17322053.
  8. Taylor, Andrew Dawson (1976). Inelastic Neutron Scattering by Chemical Rate Processes. ox.ac.uk (DPhil thesis). University of Oxford. OCLC 500576530. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.474621.
  9. Anon (2015). "Royal Society Elections". royalsociety.org. London: Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2015-09-06.
  10. Anon (2019). "STFC director honoured by the Royal Society". stfc.ukri.org. Science and Technology Facilities Council.
  11. Anon (2006). "Dr Andrew Dawson Taylor OBE, FRS, FRSE". rse.org.uk. Edinburgh: Royal Society of Edinburgh.
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