Professor Brian Cantor CBE

Brian Cantor is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bradford.  Before that he was Vice-Chancellor of the University of York; before that Professor of Materials and Head of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Oxford; and before that a research scientist and engineer at GE Corporate Research Labs in the USA.  He was Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and was awarded a CBE for services to higher education in the 2013 New Year’s Honours.

He was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Christ’s College, Cambridge University.  He has worked at universities, including Sussex, Northeastern, Banaras, Oxford, Washington State, York, and Bradford; and for companies, including Alcan, Elsevier, General Electric, NASA and Rolls-Royce.  He has chaired and been on the board of many organisations, including the National Science Learning Centre, the National Media Museum, the UK Universities Pensions Forum, and the Worldwide Universities Network. He has published over 300 books and papers, and is on the ISI List of Most Cited Researchers.