David Grant (academic)

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Left to right: Dr David Grant (Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University), Prof. Jack E. Thompson (first director of the Wolfson Centre for Magnetics from 1969 to 1990), Prof. David Jiles (director of the Wolfson Centre for Magnetics, from 2005 till present) and Prof. Anthony J. Moses (director of Wolfson Centre for Magnetics from 1990 to 2005)

David Grant CBE, FREng, FIET (born 12 September 1947)[1] is a British academic who was the Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University[2] in Wales from 2001-2012. Since his appointment in 2001, Dr Grant has overseen the merger between Cardiff University and the University of Wales College of Medicine, which was completed in 2004, and the awarding of University Status to Cardiff. He is a Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is a governing board member of the Technology Strategy Board. He is also a former council member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and is a Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge.

Prior to his appointment at Cardiff University, Dr Grant was Director of Technology at GEC plc (1991–2001) and was awarded the Mensforth International Gold Medal by the Institution of Electrical Engineers, now IET, in 1996. He gained his PhD in Engineering Science from Durham University in 1974.


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