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A diverse community of
leading experts, policymakers
and practitioners

The Institute’s key research themes
are led by ten academic partners
spread across the UK.

We’re a UK-wide research
organisation exploring what
productivity means for business

Businesses are crucial to solving
the UK’s productivity problems.

Professor Richard Jones

Chair in Materials Physics and Innovation Policy & Associate Vice-President for Innovation & Regional Economic Development at The University of Manchester

Research Theme: Knowledge capital


Richard is an experimental physicist with a focus on materials science, specialising in the properties at surfaces and interfaces. He has wider interests in the social and economic consequences of nanotechnology and has contributed significantly to innovation within the higher education sector. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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