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Ebooks Editorial Advisory Board

The ebooks Editorial Advisory Board plays a key role in defining the quality and scope of the ebooks programme helping guide growth and ensuring balance within the aims of the publishing programme. The Board represents the wider community that IOP ebooks look to publish within, and as such includes representatives from a range of subjects and with a wide geographical spread. Using their subject knowledge, contacts and understanding of the needs of the community they serve the board work collaboratively with the commissioning team to assist in the development and acquisition of content.

Meet the Board

Sir John Enderby

Emeritus Professor, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
john-enderbySir John Enderby graduated with first class honours in Physics from Birkbeck College, London. His early work – which led to his PhD, was concerned with the electrical properties of liquid metals. At age 37 he was appointed to the Chair and Headship of the Physics Department at the University of Leicester. By this time his interests had broadened to include liquid alloys, molten salts, aqueous solutions and glasses. He developed a technique based on neutron diffraction and isotopic substitution which is now widely used to disentangle the structure of complex fluids and glasses.  In 1976 he was appointed to the Chair at Bristol and remained there until he retired. Sir John was seconded to ILL Grenoble as British Director between 1985 and 1988, where, among other activities, he assisted in the planning of the ESRF. He has also served science with distinction through work with many scientific organisations including the Royal Society; the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council as a founder member; and, in particular, the Institute of Physics where he has served as President and Institute of Physics Publishing where he is currently Chief Scientist.

Lincoln Carr

Colorado School of Mines, Boulder, Colorado, USA
lincoln-carr_croppedDr. Carr obtained his B.A. in physics at the University of California, Berkeley in 1994. In 1996 he began a Master’s/Ph.D. program in physics at the University of Washington in Seattle, receiving his Ph.D. in March 2001. He was a Distinguished International Fellow of the National Science Foundation from 2001-2004 at the Ecole normale superieure in Paris, and a Professional Research Associate at JILA in Boulder, Colorado from 2003-2005. He is presently a Professor in the Department of Physics at the Colorado School of Mines, where he has been since 2005. He is an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Center for Quantum Dynamics at the University of Heidelberg in Germany and a NIST Associate at the National Institute of Standards and Technology located just outside Washington, D.C. He has also been a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany, the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, California, the Institut Henri Poincare at the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France, and the Kirchhoff Institute for Physics at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. In 2011 he received the Excellence in Research Award from the Colorado School of Mines and became a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences; in 2013 he became an Honors Faculty Fellow; and in 2014 he was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society. Other career paths he has explored include English teacher, theatre actor, and dishwasher. Besides physics, he enjoys writing, philosophy, and world travel.

Mervyn Miles

University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
mervyn-milesMervyn Miles is currently a Professor of Physics, Head of the Nanophysics and Soft Matter Group, and Director of the Centre for Nanoscience & Quantum Information at University of Bristol. His research activity over the last 20 years has been in the development and application of new scanning probe microscopes (SPM) with specific applications in soft matter. SPMs are major characterization techniques in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Recent developments include atomic force microscopes capable of over 1000 frames per second and video-rate non-contact force microscopes also capable of revealing the structure of water at the molecular scale above a biological surface. Recently, he has worked to develop nanotools controlled by holographic optical tweezers to study biological structures.  He has also published over 200 articles during his career and has given over 200 invited talks. Professor Miles has a long standing relationship with the Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing, having been elected a fellow of the Institute in 2006 and served on the Editorial Board and been a Section Editor for Nanotechnology. In 2015 Mervyn was appointed Chief Scientific Advisor for IOP Publishing

Motoichi Ohtsu

The Institute of Engineering Innovation, The University of Tokyo, Japan
motoicho-ohtsuMotoichi Ohtsu received the B.E., M. E., and Dr. E. degrees in electronics engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan. In 1978, he was appointed a Research Associate, and in 1982, he became an Associate professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. From 1986 to 1987, while on leave from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, he joined the Crawford Hill Laboratory, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ. In 1991, he became a Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.  In 2004, he moved to the University of Tokyo as a professor. After retiring from the University Tokyo in 2016, he was appointed a Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo and the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He currently works also as the project researcher of the Institute of Engineering Innovation, the University of Tokyo for academia-industry collaboration. He also serves as the director-in-chief, the Incorporated Organization, named the Research Origin for Dressed Photons. He has been the leader of national projects in Japan, including the “Photon Control” project (1993-1998: the Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan), the “Localized Photon” project (1998-2003: ERATO[Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology], JST[Japan Science and Technology Corporation], Japan), “Terabyte Optical Storage Technology” project (2002-2006: NEDO[New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization], Japan), “Near field optical lithography system” project (2004-2006: Ministry of Education, Japan), the “Nanophotonics” team (2003-2007: SORST[Solution Oriented Research for Science and Technology], JST, Japan), “Innovative Nanophotonics Components Development” project (2006-2010: NEDO, Japan), and “Nanophotonics Total Expansion: Industry-University Cooperation and Human Resource Development” project (2006-2010: NEDO, Japan), and so on. He has written 551 papers and received 124 patents. He is the author, co-author, and editor of 78 books, including 24 in English. In 1999, he was the Vice-President of the IEEE/LEOS Japan Chapter, and in 2000, he was appointed as the President. From 2000, he is an executive director of the Japan Society of Applied Physics. He served as a Technical Program Co-chair for the 4th Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics(CLEO/PR01), 2001. He has been a tutorial lecturer of the SPIE and the OSA. His main field of interests are the dressed photon science. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a Fellow of the Japan Society of Applied Physics, a senior member of IEEE, a Member of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering of Japan, and a Member of the American Physical Society. He is also a Tandem Member of the Science Council of Japan. He has been awarded 18 prizes from academic institutions, including the Issac Koga Gold Medal of URSI in 1984, the Japan IBM Science Award in 1988, two awards from the Japan Society of Applied Physics in 1982 and 1990, the Inoue Science Foundation Award in 1999, the Japan Royal Medal with a Purple Ribbon from the Japanese Government in 2004, H. Inoue Award from JST in 2005, the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering of Japan in 2007, and Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics in 2009.

Dawood Parker

Melys AFS Ltd, UK
Dawood ParkerDawood Parker was Reader in Medical Physics at University College London. He was instrumental in the setting up of the Biomedical Sensors Unit which had the aim of achieving the rapid transfer of medical  instrumentation technology to manufacturers of medical equipment. He became the unit’s director, and was responsible for the development of the first catheter-tip oxygen sensor for continuous oxygen measurement in the newborn baby, a development which played a significant role in bringing down mortality in pre-term infants. He spent a year in the University of California, Irvine, as a Johnson and Johnson visiting professor. He was appointed to a personal chair in Physics at the University of Wales, Swansea. Throughout this time he continued to work as a consultant to major international companies in the area of sensor technology and patient monitoring techniques. He has published over 50 scientific papers and has many patents in his name. Dawood Parker has successfully started a number of medical instrumentation companies such as Physiological Instrumentation Ltd, Abbey Biosystems Ltd, and Whitland Research Ltd, which were all acquired by major international companies. He is currently Managing Director of Melys Diagnostics Ltd, a company involved in the development of a device for the non-invasive measurement of tissue glucose concentration.  In 2013 he was awarded an MBE for services to science and international development. He is a co-opted Council Member of the Institute of Physics, and Chairman of the International Development Committee of the Institute of Physics.

Günter Reiter

Institute of Physics, Albert-Ludwig-University of Freiburg, Germany
Günter ReiterGünter Reiter is Professor of Experimental Polymer Physics at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany. He graduated from the Technical University of Graz, Austria in 1985, where he also gained his Ph.D. in nuclear physics. From 1987 to 1992, he was a postgraduate research fellow at the Max-Plank-Institute for polymer research in Mainz. He worked at the University of Illinois and LLB Saclay before being appointed  as Senior Research Fellow at  CNRS Mulhouse, France in 1994, where he subsequently held the position of Research Director from 2001 to 2008, before becaming a professor at the institute of Physics, University of Freiburg, Germany.

Barry Sanders

University of Calgary, Canada and the University of Science and Technology of China.
Barry SandersDr Barry Sanders is the Director of the Institute for Quantum Science and Technology at the University of Calgary. Dr Sanders also holds a QianRen B Chair in the Division of Quantum Physics and Quantum Information of the National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale at the University of Science and Technology China. Dr Sanders received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Calgary in 1984 and a Diploma of Imperial College supervised by Professor Sir Thomas W. B. Kibble. He completed a PhD in 1987 at Imperial College supervised by Professor Sir Peter Knight. His postdoctoral research was supervised by Professor Gerard Milburn at the Australian National University then followed by being at the University of Queensland and by Professor Crispin Gardiner at the University of Waikato. Dr. Sanders joined the Physics Department of Macquarie University in 1991 and was there for 12 years, including 6 years as Department Head, before moving to Calgary in 2003. Dr Sanders is especially well known for seminal contributions to theories of quantum-limited measurement, highly nonclassical light, practical quantum cryptography and optical implementations of quantum information tasks. His current research interests include quantum resources & algorithms, optical & atomic implementations of quantum information tasks and protocols, quantum processes in biological systems, and machine learning for quantum control. Dr. Sanders is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (U.K.), the Optical Society of America, the Australian Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society, and a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. He is a past President of the Australian Optical Society past Founding Co-Chair of the Canadian Association of Physicists Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics and former Leader of the Optical Society of America Quantum Optical Science and Technology Technical Group. In 2016 Sanders was awarded the Imperial College Doctor of Science (DSc) degree. Dr Sanders is Editor-in-Chief of New Journal of Physics, a former Associate Editor of Physical Review A, a former Editor of Optics Communications and a former Editor of Mathematical Structures of Computer Science.