Peter Dobson
Base: UK


Pete was a Professor at University of Oxford from 1996 until 2013 and was the Academic Director of Oxford’s Begbroke Science Park for over ten years. He is one of the unusual individuals who is able to comfortably span physics (the discipline for his Ph.D.) and chemistry (he is a Fellow of the Royal Chemical Society). His research includes clean energy, nanostructures, optoelectronics and biosensors. He spun-off Oxonica (specializing in nanoparticle fuel additive catalysts and bio-labels) and Oxford Biosensors Ltd (making hand-held enzyme-functionalized microelectrode arrays). He consults widely, advises several companies, and is the Strategic Advisor on Nanotechnology to the Research Councils in the UK. In 2013 he received an OBE for his contributions to science and engineering.

Prior to joining Oxford, Pete was at Imperial College and before that was a Senior Principal Scientist at Philips Research laboratories.

He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Southampton.

Peter Dobson