Director, Birmingham Energy Institute, University of Birmingham
Professor Martin Freer is a nuclear physicist, and Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute (BEI) at the University of Birmingham. He is also Director of the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA), which comprises eight internationally-renowned Midlands universities, together with the British Geological Survey.
Martin has overseen the development of the BEI, helped establish Energy Capital, and has led the development of the Birmingham Energy Innovation Hub and co-development of Tyseley Energy Park.
His main research area is the study of the structure of light nuclei, using nuclear reactions. He received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize in 2004 and the Rutherford Medal in 2010.