Diamond is proud to host a plethora of prominent and distinguished scientists. For breaking news stories, the Press Office will arrange contact between journalists and the scientists involved.
Diamond scientists are also available to act as commentators on wider science issues including:
To arrange contact with a scientist, please contact: Isabelle Boscaro-Clarke: +44 (0) 1235 778130.
Professor Andrew Harrison is CEO of Diamond, and can provide not only an overview of its scientific achievements and challenges (particularly in the physical sciences), but also has specific expertise in the synthesis and properties of functional materials. Professor Harrison is available to comment on magnets and magnetism, nano- and mesostructured materials and materials under extreme conditions.
Professor Laurent Chapon joined Diamond as Director of Physical Sciences in 2016 from the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, where he held the position of Senior Fellow and Diffraction Group Leader for over five years. He is an expert in materials science as well as X-ray and neutron diffraction techniques, with principal interests in magnetic properties of transmission metal oxides, frustrated oxides, and multiferroics.
Professor David Stuart FRS is the Life Science Director at Diamond and MRC Professor of Structural Biology at Oxford University. He specialises in structural virology, has worked on a range of viruses, and has an interest in using structure for the production of new and improved therapeutics including both vaccines and antivirals. In addition he has a longstanding interest in use of structural information to understand virus evolution. He is available to comment on virus structure, evolution and strategies for virus control.
Professor Richard Walker is Technical Director at Diamond, and is our key expert on technical developments at the synchrotron. Prof Walker is also available to comment on stories relating to accelerator physics, insertion devices, the properties of synchrotron radiation, accelerator technology and free electron lasers.
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