Professor Robin Grimes FRS FREng


Robin Grimes was appointed as the Ministry of Defence Chief Scientific Adviser on nuclear science and technology matters in October 2017. Robin was the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Chief Scientific Adviser from February 2013 to August 2018. He is currently Professor of Materials Physics at Imperial College. His research focuses on the use of high performance computing techniques to understand the behaviour of materials for energy applications.

Previous roles in government

  • MOD Chief Scientific Adviser (Nuclear)
  • FCO Chief Scientific Adviser