The New Year 2013 marks the move of the directorship of the BIPM from Professor Michael Kühne into the hands of Dr Martin J.T. Milton. Dr Milton joined the BIPM in October 2012 as Deputy Director and Director Designate. Before his move to the BIPM Dr Milton was a Fellow in the Analytical Science Division at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), United Kingdom.
Dr Milton received a BA in Physics from Oxford University in 1981 and a PhD in Physics from Southampton University in 1990 followed by a MBA from the London Business School in 1991. He joined the NPL in 1981 as a Scientific Officer, became Principal Research Scientist in 1994 and NPL Fellow in 1998. From 2005 he was Lead Scientist of the NPL's Gas Metrology and Trace Analysis Group.
From 1 June 2013 Dr Milton is also an Honorary Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of York.