Professor Neil Alford MBE
Neil Alford is a Materials Scientist. He graduated from St Andrews University and spent three years working in south-east Asia and South America in the Oil Exploration Industry on wildcat rigs and then worked for ICI for 13 years. His work has focused on materials from high-strength cement to High Temperature Superconductors, nanotechnology. Technology transfer is a key focus and Neil’s discoveries have been applied widely in industry, including cellular communications. His current research work is on functional materials led to the development of the first room temperature, earth’s field MASER (a Microwave laser). In 2013 he was awarded the MBE for services to Engineering.