Martin Earwicker

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Professor Martin John Earwicker FREng[1] CCMI (born 11 May 1948) was Director of the National Museum of Science and Industry group of British museums (including the Science Museum, National Railway Museum and National Media Museum) from 2006 until 2009.[2][3] Prior to taking on this role, he was Chief Executive of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).

Martin Earwicker graduated with a degree in physics from the University of Surrey.[4] He previously worked as Managing Director of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency and head of Science and Engineering at the Office of Science and Technology‚ part of the Department of Trade and Industry. He was elected a Fellow[5] of the Royal Academy of Engineering[6] in 2000.

From April 2009 until 2013 he was Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University, replacing Professor Deian Hopkin on his retirement.[7][8]


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  2. New Director Announced for NMSI, Press Release, Science Museum, 9 March 2006.
  3. NMSI Director announces departure, Press Release, Science Museum, 9 March 2006.
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  7. LSBU announces new Vice Chancellor, London South Bank University, 3 December 2008.
  8. Vice Chancellor, London South Bank University.

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Business positions
Preceded by
Dstl created
Chief Executive of Dstl
Succeeded by
Dr Frances Saunders (CE)
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Dr Lindsay Sharp
Director of the National Museum of Science and Industry
Succeeded by
Molly Jackson
Academic offices
Preceded by
Deian Hopkin
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of London South Bank University
Succeeded by
David Andrew Phoenix