Professor Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor

Professor Brian Cantor

Vice-Chancellor, University of Bradford

Brian Cantor is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bradford. Before that he was Vice-Chancellor of the University of York; before that Professor of Materials and Head of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Oxford; and before that a research scientist and engineer at GE Corporate Research Labs in the USA. He is acknowledged as a world authority on materials manufacturing. He was Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and was awarded a CBE for services to higher education in 2013.

He was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Christ’s College, Cambridge University. He has worked at other universities, such as Sussex, Northeastern, Banaras, Kobe Institute, Washington State and IISc Bangalore; and for companies, such as Alcan, Elsevier, General Electric, NASA and Rolls-Royce. He has published over 300 books and papers, with 9,000 citations and a Google h-index of 47, and is on the ISI List of Most Cited Researchers. He invented the field of High Entropy Alloys and discovered the so-called “Cantor alloy”. He founded the Begbroke Science Park at Oxford, and the Heslington East Campus at York. He has chaired and been on the board of many organisations, such as the National Science Learning Centre, the Science Museums Group, the Marshall Aid Commission, the UK Universities Pensions Forum, the Worldwide Universities Network, and the World Technology Universities Congress. He has received academic prizes, honorary professorships and fellowships in the UK, USA, China and India.