Dr Malcolm Gower


Malcolm Gower has held research and teaching positions at NASA-Ames Research Center, California; the University of California, Berkeley, the Universities of Oxford and Reading and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. He has conducted both experimental and theoretical research in a wide range of areas in the scientific and industrial applications of photons, lasers and optics. He has published over 150 papers and articles and given numerous talks at scientific meetings and workshops on these subjects. In 1984 he co-founded Exitech Ltd a world-leading manufacturer of photon-based micro and nano-fabrication tools and has recently founded Nanophoton Technologies a company specializing in applying photonics to nanotechnology. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institute of Physics (IoP), a member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), SPIE and is a past-President of the Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU). He advises various European Union and UK Government committees on R&D policies in areas of laser applications, photonics, MEMS, nanotechnology and microelectronics. In recognition of his services to industrial laser development, he was awarded an MBE (member of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II.