Professor Harrison has been Director General of the Institut Laue-Langevin neutron source in Grenoble, France since 2011. He grew up in Keele and graduated from Oxford University with a degree and DPhil in Chemistry. After working as a Royal Society University Research Fellow, he joined Edinburgh University in 1992, becoming Professor of Solid State Chemistry in 2000, and was Founding Director of the Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions in 2001 before joining ILL in 2006 as Science Director.
As an inorganic chemist and Professor of Solid State Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, Professor Harrison brings 30 years of scientific leadership to the organisation. Since 2006, he has been the Associate Director and from 2011 the Director General of the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), the Neutron Source in Grenoble, France.
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