Former Vice Chancellor of Swansea University. Member of the Innovation Advisory Council
A council member of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, he chairs the Research, Innovation and Engagement Committee. Formerly Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University and Vice Chancellor of Swansea University until 2003. His research interests are in semiconductor physics, advanced electronic devices, and nanotechnology. He has served on ministerial advisory groups for economic development and education in Wales. A member of the first SACW (and occasional acting Chair) he is also a member of the Innovation Advisory Council.