Andrew Taylor has played a leading role in the development of accelerator-based pulsed neutron sources as tools to investigate the microscopic structure and dynamics of condensed matter. He was instrumental in the design and operation of the UK’s pioneering ISIS facility, which under his twenty-year leadership was established as the premier facility of its type world-wide.
In 2012 Andrew was appointed Director of STFC’s National Laboratories – RAL, Daresbury, and the UKATC in Edinburgh – assuming responsibility for their world-ranking capabilities in accelerator technology, space science, particle physics, instrumentation and scientific computing as well as the UK’s national neutron and laser facilities. He has fostered a culture which enables central facilities to deliver outstanding research capabilities for academic and industrial users.
Andrew is recognised as an international leader in the development of large-scale research facilities and their infrastructures. His awards include an OBE (1999) for services to neutron science, the Glazebrook Medal of the Institute of Physics (2006) and Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2006). He holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Glasgow and London.
Head, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Director, ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Executive Director, STFC National Laboratories