Professor Jonathan Dawes brings expertise to EPSRC as deputy executive chair

Professor Jonathan Dawes

(IN BRIEF) Jonathan Dawes, a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Bath, has been appointed as the new Deputy Executive Chair of the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). He brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously served on EPSRC’s Strategic Advisory Team and Strategic Advisory Network. Professor Dawes’ appointment will start on February 27, 2023.

(PRESS RELEASE) SWINDON, 8-Feb-2023 — /EuropaWire/ —  UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), a non-departmental public body of the Government of the United Kingdom that directs research and innovation funding,

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Jonathan Dawes as the new Deputy Executive Chair of the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC).

With a rich background in applied mathematics, Professor Dawes brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role. He previously served on EPSRC’s Strategic Advisory Team for Mathematical Sciences, as well as its Strategic Advisory Network, providing valuable insight into the organization’s initiatives and goals.

EPSRC Executive Chair Professor Dame Lynn Gladden said:

“I am delighted to welcome Jonathan to EPSRC as our new deputy executive chair.

“His wide-ranging experience, including in leading cross-discipline collaborations and working with a broad range of partners, will be an important asset to EPSRC and the wider engineering and physical sciences community.”

Professor Dawes said:

“I’m excited to be taking on this role at an important time for the engineering and physical sciences research community as a whole.

“I am particularly looking forward to working with the community to develop our research ecosystem and to respond to the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) strategic themes.

“EPSRC has clear commitments to support curiosity-driven research, mission-led programmes, and the translation of research outcomes into benefits for society.

“I’m keen to see how we can build on our current success in order to realise the vision for engineering and physical sciences as part of UKRI.”

Professor Dawes has made significant contributions to the field of mathematics, having co-founded the Institute for Mathematical Innovation at the University of Bath and held esteemed positions at Cambridge University. He was also a recipient of a Royal Society University Research Fellowship.

His appointment will take effect on February 27, 2023 and UKRI looks forward to the invaluable contributions he will make as EPSRC’s Deputy Executive Chair.

Media contact:

Susie Watts – Media and Communications Lead for EPSRC, ESRC and Research England
Phone: 01793 298 902



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