Professor Tom Barnes leads Greenwich’s research, enterprise and regional strategies, regionally, nationally and internationally. The university has the highest income for research grants and contracts among post-1992 universities.
Tom Barnes joined the university in January 2008, from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, where he was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research). He is a physicist with particular expertise in optical information processing, optoelectronics and adaptive optics. He has won a number of awards for his work including the Cooper Medal of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 1996. He was elected fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 1999. Professor Barnes holds several patents and collaborates in research with laboratories in New Zealand, the UK and Japan. British born, he was educated at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, where he studied for a BSc (Hons, Double First), MSc and PhD in Physics