Following the retirement of Professor Andrew Miller, Professor Andy Walker takes up the post of Secretary & Treasurer from September 2013.
Professor Andy Walker is a Physicist with a research career in lasers, semiconductors and optoelectronics. He is also Professor Emeritus in the School of Engineering & Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University where he worked for thirty years.
His latter responsibilities at Heriot-Watt included oversight of the University's international strategy, including being chair of its China Strategy Implementation Group and of the Project Group responsible for establishing a new campus in Putrajaya – Heriot- Watt University Malaysia. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, as well as being a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a former Vice-President.
Professor Walker will head up the team, based in Dunfermline, that operates the various funding schemes offered by the Trust in support of students and the universities in Scotland.
He says “Over the 112 years it has been in existence the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland has had a major impact on student support and the encouragement of new research activities in the Scottish Universities. I am keen to see this develop further, particularly through helping early-career academics to establish their own independent research programmes in this increasingly challenging academic environment."