Congratulations to the XM2 Oversight Board Chair and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) of the University of Bath, Professor Jonathan Knight, who has been elected to the Royal Society for his exceptional contribution to science.
“Professor Knight, whose research focuses on photonics and optical physics, was instrumental in establishing the Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials at the University as its founding director. Much of his research has centred on developing photonic crystal fibres – new technologies for fibre design and fibre optics that have had diverse applications from healthcare to atomic physics.
A former Head of the Department of Physics at Bath from 2008 to 2013, and Associate Dean for Research (Science) at the University from 2013 to 2015, Professor Knight’s research has had significant international impact. He was winner of a Leverhulme Research Fellowship (2009), the Institute of Physics Optics and Photonics Division Prize (2012), the Rank Prize for Optoelectronics (2018 – with Bath colleague Birks and former colleague Russell), and a Chinese Academy of Sciences President’s International Fellowship for Distinguished Scientists (2019). … READ MORE“