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Professor Pam Thomas

Pam Thomas

Professor Pam Thomas

Professor Pam Thomas is the recently appointed CEO of the Faraday Institution, the UK's research organisation for mission-inspired research into Electrochemical Storage. She is also currently Pro Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Warwick and is a Professor of Physics.

Pam leads the Ferroelectric Crystallography group in the Department of Physics at Warwick. She has published more than 160 peer-reviewed journal articles and two patents and has graduated over 20 PhD and MSc students. Her alumni hold staff positions at scientific facilities (Diamond, ISIS, ALS) and in academia world-wide (Israel, Germany, China, UK). She was educated at Oxford University, where she took a BA (Hons) in Physics and a DPhil on the subject of Optical Activity in Crystals in the Physical Crystallography Group of the Clarendon Laboratory.

Pam’s activities for the scientific community have been numerous including for the Institute of Physics, the Crystallographic Associations in the UK and Europe, the EPSRC, STFC and ESRF.  She was invited by the Minister for Universities and Science to lead a task-force on Open Research Data: their final report, “Realising the Potential”, was published in 2019. Pam has also served as trustee of the Turing (2016-2018) and of the Faraday Institution (2018-2020).

Last updated: 09 December 2020

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