Andrew Briggs is Professor of Nanomaterials at the University of Oxford. He is Fellow of St Anne’s College, Fellow of Wolfson College, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society, Member of Academia Europaea, and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clothworkers. He has a degree in Physics from Oxford, and a PhD in Physics and a degree in Theology from Cambridge. He received the Holliday Prize, Institute of Materials, 1984, and the Metrology award for World Class Manufacturing, 1999. He holds a Private Pilot Licence. From 2002 – 2009 he was Director of the UK Quantum Information Processing Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration. He serves on the EPSRC Peer Review College, the Science & Engineering Fellowships Committee of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, the Engineering Panel of the Newton International Fellowships, and the Advisory Council of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life. He is a member of the International Board of Advisors of the John Templeton Foundation, and is responsible for proposals to the Templeton World Charity Foundation. He has over 575 publications, with more than 9,000 citations. His research interests focus on nanomaterials in which the electron and nuclear spin states can be harnessed for quantum technologies.