31 May '12, 1pm

News: MOD appoints new Chief Scientific Adviser

As Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Gibson will oversee the MOD's science and technology programme. Professor Gibson replaces the outgoing Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Sir Mark Welland, who is returning to Cambridge University to take up an academic post. Professor Gibson will join the Department on 2 July 2012 following a distinguished career as an academic researcher and a period in the commercial sector as one of BP's chief scientists. He said: "I am tremendously honoured and privileged to be joining the Ministry of Defence as its Chief Scientific Adviser. I'm looking forward to addressing the science and technology challenges that will help shape the capability of our Armed Forces in the 21st century." Professor Welland said: "The post of Chief Scientific Adviser is extraordinarily attractive and extremely influential, both within the Department and beyond. Th...

Full article: http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/PeopleInDef...

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