Staff update: Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Science

Nigel Clarke

Our Vice-Chancellor welcomes Professor Nigel Clarke as the new Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Science.

Dear Colleagues

I am pleased to announce that we have appointed Professor Nigel Clarke to become the new Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Science.

Professor Clarke is currently Head of Department and a Professor of Condensed Matter Theory in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and previously worked in Durham, Leeds, Manchester and Southampton universities. He has an excellent track record in supporting growth and developing international collaborations with associated funding, and his experience spans a number of disciplines including physics, mathematics, material sciences and chemistry. Professor Clarke is also a University of Sheffield alumnus, having earned his first degree and PhD at our university.

Responding to the news of his appointment, Professor Clarke said: "I am thrilled at being given this opportunity to lead the Faculty of Science, which has one of the largest Science student populations in the UK and an impressive range of research interests from pure mathematics to social, health and environmental psychology.

"It is clear to me that what we have in common is a love of science and a passion for scientific discovery. I am looking forward to building on this shared identity, enabling colleagues from across all our departments to inspire and learn from each other. In this way we will continue the growth of our international reputation for excellence in both teaching and research as a faculty, doing our part for the success of the University."

Professor Clarke will take up his new role in June 2016.

My thanks once again to our outgoing Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Tony Ryan OBE who has been such a powerful advocate for Science, and who will continue to lead a number of international partnerships and cross-cutting research on sustainability.

Best wishes,

Professor Sir Keith Burnett CBE FRS FRSW