Professor Ralf Kaiser

University of Glasgow

Prof Ralf Kaiser is the founder and CEO of Lynkeos Technology Ltd. and Professor of Physics at the University of Glasgow. He studied physics at the University of Münster, Germany, and at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the German national laboratory DESY before he joined the University of Glasgow in 2001. From 2010 to 2017 he served as Head of Physics at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), responsible for the IAEA programmes on nuclear fusion, accelerator applications and nuclear instrumentation. In this function he represented the IAEA on the Councils of the ITER and SESAME projects and was responsible for technical cooperation projects in more than 50 countries around the world. Prof Kaiser has more than 20 years of experience in detector development, algorithm and software development and project management. He is a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner and has completed the Financial Times Diploma for Non-Executive Directors. His publication list includes more than 150 publications and over 12,000 citations.