Professor Steve Beaumont OBE CEng FREng FRSE
Steve Beaumont is Vice Principal Emeritus at the University of Glasgow. He has a portfolio of responsibilities including academic lead for CENSIS, the Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems; chairing and holding non-executive directorships on the boards of a number of the university’s spinout companies; principal investigator on strategic research grants and leading on projects associated with Glasgow’s campus development. He is a member of the Innovation Scotland Forum.
Until 31 July 2014 Steve was Vice-Principal for Research & Enterprise at the University of Glasgow in which role he was responsible for the University’s research strategy, policies and operational matters including negotiations and relationships with research sponsors and strategic partners. Additionally he oversaw the University’s enterprise activities, including research links with industry and the promotion of spinout companies.
His research background is in nanotechnology and nanoelectronics for which he was awarded the OBE in 2002.
Before taking up his Vice Principal positions he was Head of Department of Electronics & Electrical Engineering (1995-1999) and (from 1999-2005) Director of the Institute for System Level Integration. He is an entrepreneur in his own right having founded Intellemetrics Ltd in 1982 to manufacture a range of thickness monitoring equipment for the semiconductor industry.
Professor Beaumont is a Chartered Engineer (CEng). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE) in 2000, and more recently (July 2007) a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng).