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Professor Bill David

Prof. Bill David

Position: Associate Director
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Email: bill.david@rl.ac.uk
Tel: 01235 45179
Website: http://www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/People/bill_david5877.html

  • St. Catherine's College, Oxford B.A. Physics (1st class), 1976
  • Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford: D.Phil. (Natural Sciences - Physics), 1981
  • Postdoctoral research assistant, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford with Professor J. B. Goodenough, 1980
  • Higher Scientific Officer, Neutron Science Division, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in charge of the High Resolution Powder Diffractometer (HRPD), 1983
  • Senior Scientific Officer, ISIS, 1985
  • Principal Scientific Officer, ISIS – Head of Crystallography at the ISIS Facility, 1987
  • Individual Merit Grade 6 (Senior Principal Scientific Officer), 1991
  • Head of Data Analysis Group, ISIS Spallation Neutron Source, 1992
  • Individual Merit Grade 5 (CCLRC Band 1), 1997
  • ISIS Senior Fellow & Associate Director, CLRC Research Networks, 2000

Awards and Prizes

  • Patrick Alexander Lowson Memorial Scholarship, 1973
  • University Prize in Physics (Oxford), 1976
  • Charles Vernon Boys Prize, Institute of Physics for “outstanding contributions to solid state physics and, in particular, to high resolution powder diffraction studies”, 1990
  • British Crystallography Association Prize for “outstanding contributions to neutron scattering and powder diffraction”, 2002
  • Honorary Life Member, British Crystallography Association, 2002

External Positions

  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Warwick, 1987-92
  • Visiting Professor in Crystallography, Department of Geological Sciences, University College London, 1992-present
  • Visiting Fellow of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, 1996-9
  • Honorary Professor in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of St. Andrews, 1996
  • Visiting Fellow, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, 2000

Member of professional and scientific review committees (current)

  • Member of the IUCr Commission on Powder Diffraction
  • Structural Physics and Chemistry co-ordinator of the European Science Foundation Working Group on “Future Prospects for Neutron Scattering in Europe”
  • Member of the European Spallation Source (ESS) Science Advisory Group
  • Member of the European Science Foundation Network on Polymorphism


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