Elected: 2014
Discipline: Physics and Astronomy
Professor Malcolm McMahon
Professor of High Pressure Physics, University of Edinburgh
Professor Malcolm McMahon’s research focuses on the behaviour of matter at pressures that are millions of times higher than those we experience in everyday life. After completing his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 1990, he joined Daresbury Laboratory before moving to Liverpool University to develop techniques for studying the structures of semiconductors and metals to extreme pressures. Malcolm is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.