Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click on 'Find out more' to see our Cookie statement.
Professor Peter Bruce

Professor Peter Bruce FRS, Department of Materials, has been appointed as Physical Secretary and Vice President of the Royal Society. He will take up the position on the Royal Society’s anniversary day, Friday 30 November 2018. Professor Bruce's research interests embrace materials chemistry and electrochemistry, with a particular emphasis on energy storage, especially lithium and sodium batteries. As well as directing the UK Energy Storage Hub (SuperStore) and a consortium on lithium batteries, Professor Bruce is a founder and Chief Scientist of the Faraday Institution, the UK centre for research on electrochemical energy storage.

Professor Bruce said: “I am thrilled to be taking up the position of Physical Secretary. To serve the physical and engineering sciences community in the UK and especially to represent the interests of the relevant Royal Society Fellows is an honour. We always live in uncertain times, but these are perhaps more uncertain than most. I shall do all I can over the next 5 years to support excellence in the physical sciences and engineering. I look forward to working with the Fellows, the President, the other Officers and Staff in the years ahead.”

Professor Bruce succeeds two other MPLS professors who have held the role jointly from 1st April 2018: Professor Ulrike Tillmann (Mathematical Institute) and Professor Brian Foster (Department of Physics). They in turn took over from Professor Alex Halliday (formerly Department of Earth Sciences) who stepped down as Physical Secretary following his move to the Earth Institute at Columbia University. 

Similar stories

Chemistry researchers to develop novel energy and bioelectronic materials with new EPSRC Programme Grant

Professors Andrew Goodwin and Iain McCullogh in the Department of Chemistry are part of the team of 10 researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge that will be at the forefront of work that on a new generation of soft functional materials.

Oxford joins UK consortium to build auto-calibrated quantum control system

Funded by Innovate UK, the £6.8M project will apply machine learning techniques to find fast, automated, and scalable ways to calibrate quantum computers. The aim is to build a system capable of controlling hundreds of qubits simultaneously across different types of quantum hardware.

Professor Susie Speller awarded a five year £2.4M Fellowship under the new EPSRC Open Plus scheme

Prof Speller will lead research on high temperature superconductors for fusion technologies and new initiatives aimed at widening participation in STEM.

Professor Edmund Tarleton awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research Fellowship

‘Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production’ (STEP) aims to deliver a prototype fusion reactor with the potential to provide unlimited clean energy.

New £3m EPSRC-funded programme in Robust and Reliable Quantum Computing - RoaRQ

The programme will establish a cross-disciplinary community of researchers in quantum computing and computer science, who will collaborate to address the global challenge of delivering quantum computing that is robust, reliable, and trustworthy.

Researchers develop the world's first power-free frequency tuner using nanomaterials

Phase-change nanowires could serve as the ultimate tunable frequency synthesizers and filters for the future of IoT and 5G networks.