Professor Geoff Rodgers
Professor Geoff Rodgers was appointed to Brunel in 1989 as a lecturer in Physics, becoming a Reader in Mathematical Physics in 2001 and Professor of Theoretical Physics in 2003. In 2004 he joined the Brunel Graduate School and was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research in 2008. He was promoted to Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research in 2014 and appointed Vice-Provost for Research in 2018.
As Vice-Provost for Research, Professor Rodgers is responsible for all aspects of the research strategy and operations at Brunel University London. He has lead a number of multi-partner academic projects including NSIRC with TWI, BP, Lloyd's Register and Network Rail. He initiated the Women in Engineering Programme and the STEM Learning Centre at Brunel. He is chair of the Governing Body of the Heathrow Aviation Engineering UTC.
A Fellow of the Institute of Physics and the Higher Education Academy, Professor Rodgers is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Havana, Cuba. Between 2010 and 2014 he chaired the Research Excellence Group of London Higher, made up of the PVCs for Research of the universities in London. In 2018, Professor Rodgers led the Science and Innovation Audit on Sustainable Airports on behalf of BEIS.