This section contains some pseudobiographical information about the Surface Science group, as well as some group photos.
You may also be interested in the information about some of
the previous members.
Dr. Bill Allison runs the group. When he isn't co-ordinating research, troubleshooting
apparatus breakdown, lecturing, supervising, looking after the Fitz
graduate students, writing research proposals or wordsmithing theses,
Bill is known to culture and grow rare species of apple trees.
Dr. John Ellis is a die
hard Cavendish scientist: having been here for a PhD, and then moved to
Gottingen for a Post Doc., John returned on an EPSRC Advanced Fellowship,
before finally obtaining a permanent position
and is embarking on a new programme of helium scattering science. John
has recently acquired a son, called Marcus and a daughter called Sian.
The group has high hopes
for these young scientists over the next few years!|
Andy Jardine spends most
of his time building shiny and incredibly complex apparatus. He was
last seen in March 2001, heading towards yet another 'progress meeting' on
the Spin Echo project. We have every confidence that the meeting will
finish soon. |
The Research Students
David Ward, not content with securing a role as the favourite demonstrator in IB practicals, has moved on to PtIIs and the STM. Away from Classes, David has been rapidly learning to scatter atoms while the rest of us are enjoying his renowned culinary skill.