Professor Robin Grimes

Chief Scientific Advisor, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office 

Robin Grimes is currently Professor of Materials Physics at Imperial College. His research is focussed on the use of high performance computing techniques to understand the behaviour of materials for energy applications including nuclear fission and fusion, fuel cells, batteries and solar cells. He is also Principal Investigator of the Research Council’s UK Nuclear Fission consortium project.

Professor Grimes has advised the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into nuclear research requirements, and was part of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) that provided official advice on the 2011 Fukushima disaster. He has considerable experience of high-level international work with HMG, including overseas missions to India, Vietnam, South Korea, Malaysia and Japan.