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  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategy and Planning
Professor David Cardwell

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Professor David Cardwell FREng is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategy and Planning. He is Professor of Superconducting Engineering and was previously Head of the Department of Engineering. He founded the Cambridge Bulk Superconductivity Research Group on the processing and applications of bulk high temperature superconductors, which can be used to generate very high magnetic fields, including the world record field on 17.6 T in a bulk superconductor set in 2014.

Professor Cardwell was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2012 in recognition of his contribution to the development of superconducting materials for engineering applications. He was awarded a ScD by the University of Cambridge in 2014 and an honorary DSc by the University of Warwick in 2015. Professor Cardwell has been a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College since 1993, where he was Admissions Tutor for Sciences between 2000 and 2013, and has served 19 years as a Tutor to undergraduates.