Prof. Douglas J. Paul is the director of the JWNC in the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow, and he was awarded an EPSRC Quantum Technology Fellowship in 2015. He won the Institute of Physics President’s Medal in 2014 for ‘his outstanding contribution to the translation of university physics research into advanced technology’. He has been a PI on £22.8M of research grants and a co-I on £56.2M of projects inside collaborative projects with a total value of £133.7M from industry, EPSRC, EC, DARPA and others. He has 3 patents and over 223 publications and gave over 20 invited talks at international meetings in the last 12 months. He works on nanofabrication, quantum technology, photonics, energy harvesting and MEMS gravimeters. He has worked with over 70 companies in a wide range of research and development projects.