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Phillip Woodruff

Phillip Woodruff

Professor Phillip Woodruff FRS


Elected: 2006


Phil Woodruff is one of the country’s leading experimental surface physicist. He is noted for his imaginative development of techniques for the investigation of surfaces, especially for the quantitative determination of surface structure, and with particular emphasis on synchrotron radiation. His groundbreaking innovations are taken up by other groups around the world and he himself has applied them to characterise surfaces and their atomic and molecular adsorbates with great precision.

Professional positions

Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, University of Warwick

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Astronomy and physics
    • Crystallography
  • Chemistry
    • Chemistry, physical


Surface physics, Surface chemistry

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