Professor Graham Machin has been appointed to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Physical Sciences Strategic Advisory team.
As part of this team Professor Machin will contribute to: decisions on the strategic approach; shape of portfolio and thematic areas to support excellent, long term research; and high quality postgraduate training in order to contribute to the economic competitiveness of the UK and the quality of life of its people. At any one time EPSRC are supporting a portfolio of research and training between £2-3 billion.
Professor Machin has worked in measurement science for over 20 years in the area of temperature and humidity. Leading international research projects, he has built up a reputation through 150+ technical papers, representing the UK on five international committees, awarded the Institute of Measurement and Control Callendar medal in 2012 for innovations in temperature measurement and has been an invited researcher at National Measurement Institutes in America, Japan and China. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Measurement and Control and a Visiting Professor at the University of Valladolid (Spain).
Graham leads the temperature area at the UK’s National Measurement Institute, steering the research in a world-leading team (as judged by an independent international committee of experts) of approximately 15 scientists, guest workers and PhD students. He personally established the high temperature scale measurement capability in the UK, worked on validation in medical thermometry, is developing novel high temperature fixed points (to 3000 K) for the next temperature scale and was closely involved in the recent work on measuring the Boltzmann constant.