Short CV/Education and training

  • 1960
    Born in Rothesay, Isle of Bute Scotland

  • 1978 – 1982
    BSc (1st hons) University of Edinburgh

  • 1982 – 1985
    PhD University of Edinburgh

  • 1992
    Habilitation University of Freiburg

  • 1985 – 1987
    RS European Fellowship at FU berlin and University of Freiburg

  • 1988 – 1993
    C1 position, Dept of Physics University of Freiburg

  • 1993 – 1998
    Department Head, Max Born Institute Berlin

  • 1997 – 2007
    Chair of Atomic and Molecular Physics, University of Gothenburg

  • 2007 – 2013
    Chair of Physical Chemistry, University of Edinburgh

  • since 2013
    Chair of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh

Selected publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Fellow royal Society of Chemistry

  • Fellow Institute of Physics

  • member European Physical Society

  • member Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft

Additional qualifications

  • BSc (1st class honours) in Chemical Physics, 1982


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