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Prof. John Wood

Association of Commonwealth Universities

Professor John Wood CBE, FREng is the Secretary-General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and visiting professor of materials at Imperial College London. Apart from academic appointments at the Open, Nottingham Universities and imperial College he was chief executive of the Council for the Central Laboratories of the Research Councils 2001-7

He was a founder member of the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures and became chair in 2004 He chaired the European Research Area Board in 2008-11 and remains a member of the European Research and Innovation Research Area board. He chaired the Commission’s High Level Group on the future of Scientific Data.

He was elected as a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 1999 He was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2007 for "services to science,"  and in 2010 was made an “Officer of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany”