Professor Ian Chapman

CEO, UK Atomic Energy Authority


Ian Chapman is CEO of the UK Atomic Energy Authority and Head of the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. He has held a number of international roles in fusion, including Chair of ITER international working groups. He has published over 110 journal papers, one of which was shortlisted for the Nuclear Fusion Award in 2013, and given 30 invited lead-author presentations at international conferences. He received the European Physical Society Early Career Prize in 2014, the Institute of Physics Paterson Medal in 2013, the IUPAP Plasma Physics Young Scientist Prize in 2012 and the Cavendish Medal for Best early-career UK physicist in 2011. He was made a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 2013 and became a visiting Professor at Durham University in 2015.