Making the announcement, Tom Griffin, Director of STFC Scientific Computing, said:
“I am delighted to welcome Paul to the department, where he will lead the continued growth and development of the Ada Lovelace Centre, implementing a strategic management approach. He has been leading collaborative projects within the ALC for several years so his experience and knowledge will be valuable assets for this important role."
Paul is currently Deputy Director for Physical Sciences, and Head of Imaging and Microscopy Science at the Diamond Light Source, where he leads and coordinates activities across the X-Ray imaging beamlines and the physical science electron microscopy facility ePSIC. In his role as Imaging group leader, he has worked across problems and projects in data handling, HPC, computational imaging techniques as well as spectroscopic and diffraction based imaging. As Director of the ALC, Paul will also play a key role in the leadership of STFC Scientific Computing.
He said, “ALC and STFC Scientific Computing has an amazing breadth of expertise and activities and I'm delighted to join the team. ALC represents an exciting opportunity to help further expand links to and across the STFC national facilities, drive new research and development to meet emerging needs, and ultimately make a significant and transformative impact on the broad range of science at the facilities."
The Ada Lovelace Centre is a centre of expertise in research software engineering and data management. It helps STFC national facilities including the Diamond Light Source, the Central Laser Facility, and the ISIS neutron and muon source, along with closely linked departments and institutes such as the Rosalind Franklin Institute, to maximise their scientific and economic impact along all parts of the data chain.