William Penney Fellowships

In addition to funding a number of studentships and conferences, AWE also sponsors a number of leading academics at UK universities whose research interests overlap with their own via the William Penney Fellowship scheme. These Fellows act as ambassadors for AWE within their fields of expertise, and stimulate mutually beneficial collaborative links between AWE and UK academia. Two William Penney Fellows currently work at the University of Oxford: Professor Peter Norreys and Professor Justin Wark.

Our William Penney Fellows

Professor Peter NorreysPeter Norreys

Peter Norreys is Professor of Inertial Fusion Science at the University of Oxford and is a William Penney Fellow of AWE. His current research interests include Raman amplification in plasma and investigating new methods of adding additional energy to the hot spot in ICF implosions at the National Ignition Facility, on which he is closely collaborating with AWE and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Read more here.

Professor Justin WarkJustin Wark

Justin Wark is Professor of Physics in the Atomic and Laser Physics subdepartment at the University of Oxford, and has been a William Penney Fellow of AWE since 2019. With partners at AWE, he established the Oxford Centre for High Energy Density Science (OxCHEDS) in early 2013, and he is its Principal Director. Read more here.