Oxford Instruments plc Appointment of Non-Executive Director
02 September 2014

Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high-technology tools and systems for industry and research, is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Sir Richard Friend as an Independent Non-Executive Director.  The appointment takes effect from 1 September 2014.

Professor Sir Richard Friend, Fellow of the Royal Society and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, is Cavendish Professor of Physics and a Fellow of St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge.  He is one of the UK’s leading physicists with research interests in spectroscopy, molecular conductors and magnets.  He is also one of the principal investigators in the new Cambridge-based Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration on nanotechnology and co-founder of Cambridge Display Technology and Plastic Logic.  He was knighted for “services to physics” in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2003.  He has also been directly involved in the commercialisation of technology through two spin-out companies from the University of Cambridge.

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