Professor Paul Strange
Professor of Physics
Office: Room 219, Ingram Building
Telephone: (01227) 823544
Fax: 01227 827558
Paul graduated from the University of London in 1977 and went on to Lancaster University to carry out Ph.D research, producing a thesis entitled "Electrons in the Heavy rare Earth Metals". This was followed by a Postdoctoral position associated with Collaborative Computer Project 9 on the electronic structure of complex materials based at Bristol University and an independent SERC (now EPSRC) fellowship to pursue research on relativistic effects in materials.
Following a brief period as a Research fellow at the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory he was appointed to a lectureship at Keele University in 1989. He was promoted to senior lecturer in 1993 and Professor of Theoretical Physics in 2001.
In 2005 Paul moved to the University of Kent to become Head of the School of Physical Sciences.
Paul is a member of the College of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and has been on the organising committees of a number of major conferences. From December 2000 to December 2006 he was secretary of the condensed matter division of the Institute of Physics and is currently the Institutes representative on the Materials Research Forum of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is on the steering panel of CCP9 and is also on the Peer Review Panel for the XMAS beamline at the European Synchrotron in Grenoble. He also holds an honorary scientist position at Daresbury Laboratory.