Sir Ian Chapman

UKRI Board member

A headshot of Sir Ian Chapman.

Sir Ian Chapman. Credit: UK Atomic Energy Authority

Sir Ian Chapman is a member of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Board.

Sir Ian Chapman became Chief Executive Officer of the UK Atomic Energy Authority in October 2016.

He has held a number of international roles in fusion, currently including chairing the International Atomic Energy Agency International Fusion Research Committee.

His research has been recognised with a number of international awards, including:

  • the Institute of Physics Paterson Medal in 2013
  • the American Physical Society Stix Award in 2017
  • the Royal Society Kavli Medal in 2019
  • the Institute of Physics Glazebrook Medal for leadership in 2021

He was made a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 2013, became a visiting Professor at Durham University in 2015 and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2022.

In 2023, he was knighted in the King’s New Year’s Honours, made an Honorary Fellow of the Nuclear Institute and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Last updated: 1 May 2024

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