Peter Weightman and Trevor Farrell

Professor Peter Weightman

Contact Details

Professor Peter Weightman
Physics Department & Surface Science Research Centre
University of Liverpool
Oxford Street
L69 3BX
United Kingdom

Telephone : +44 (0)151 794 3871
Fax : +44 (0)151 794 3348
Email: peterw@liverpool.ac.uk

Research Group

Senior Experimental Officers: Dr Trevor Farrell, Mr Paul Harrison
Post Doctoral Fellows: Dr. Caroline Smith, Dr Amy Schofield, Dr. Andrew Bowfield
PhD Students: ,Mr Chrostopher Mansley, Mr Gareth Holder , Mr James Convery, Miss Elizabeth Barritt

Lecture Courses

Honours Physics "The Physics of Life"
MRES "The Evolution of Life in the Universe: A Physics Perspective


2011    British Vacuum Council Senior Prize and John Yarwood Memorial  Medal

2006    The Mott Medal and Prize of the UK Institute of Physics

 "For work on the electronic structure of materials using a variety of laboratory and synchrotron techniques and for the development of Auger spectroscopy and reflection anisotropy spectroscopy."

2000    The Riviere Prize of the UK Surface Analysis Forum

“For work which has been judged to be of outstanding quality and an important contribution to the application of electron spectroscopy.”

1990    The Science Prize of the UK ESCA Group

For the work summarised in "P. Weightman, Physica Scripta T25  165-72 (1989)".

Administrative Responsibilites

Council of the European Physical Society Elected 2006 -10

Chairman of the Institute of Physics Condensed Matter Division

Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Fourth Generation Light Source (4GLS)

Member of the Project Board for the New UK Light source (NLS)

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility; Science Advisory Committee (1995-7, 1997-9), Council (2000-03)

NATO; UK Member of High Technology (1993-98) and Physical and Engineering Science and Technology (1999-00) Panels.

SERC, EPSRC, CCLRC;  membership of numerous peer  review bodies including; Physics C'ttee. (1989-92), Synchrotron Radiation Facility C'tee. (1991-93), Education and Training Panel (1991-3, Chair 1992-94), Science Board (1992-4)

Chairman of the National Centre for Electron Spectroscopy and Surface Analysis

Editorial Roles: Editor of Surface and Interface Section of the Journal of Physics D; Applied Physics (1994-2003). Member of the Editorial board of the Journal of Electron Spectroscopy.

Director of the Research Masters Course in "Physical Analysis of Biological Interactions at Surfaces"

Membership of Professional Bodies

Member of the European and American Physical Societies and Fellow of the Institute of