Phillips Awards for distinguished service to the IOP go to James Hough and Julian Jones

6 July 2015

Prof. James Hough and Prof. Julian Jones are both to receive the 2015 Phillips Award for distinguished service to the Institute of Physics.

Prof. James Hough
Prof. James Hough

The award is given annually for innovative ideas or activities that have made a major contribution to IOP objectives; a leading role in one or more of the Institute’s groups, divisions or branches; a leading role in the IOP’s Council, boards or committees; or a significant contribution to the external influence of the IOP.

Prof. James Hough OBE is an IOP fellow, chairs the IOP’s Scottish Education Committee and is a member of the IOP’s Education Committee for the UK, helping to steer science and education policy in Scotland, the UK and Europe. He has served on several committees in the UK and internationally. He is currently the emeritus holder of the Kelvin Chair of Natural Philosophy at the University of Glasgow and associate director of the university’s Institute of Gravitational Research. His numerous awards include the IOP’s Duddell Prize and he is a fellow of the Royal Society and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Prof. Julian Jones
Credit: Heriot-Watt University
Prof. Julian Jones

Prof. Julian Jones OBE, acting principal of Heriot-Watt University, is honorary treasurer of the Institute. He is a member of Council and has previously chaired the IOP’s Optics and Photonics Division, the Optical Group, the Institute of Physics in Scotland and the IOP’s Scottish Education Committee. He has been a member of the Institute’s Education Board and its External Affairs Committee. He was also editor of the IOP’s Journal of Measurement Science and Technology from 1992 to 1999. Prof. Jones is a fellow of the IOP, of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the Optical Society of America, and has served on numerous scientific committees. He is a director of OptoSci Ltd.

The IOP’s incoming president, Prof. Roy Sambles, will present the awards to Prof. Hough and Prof. Jones at the Institute’s Awards Dinner on 5 November in London.