Since September 2015, Donal Bradley has been Professor of Engineering Science and Physics and Head of the Division of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences at the University of Oxford. Before that, he was the Lee-Lucas Professor of Experimental Physics, Director of the Centre for Plastic Electronics and Vice-Provost (Research) at Imperial College London. Donal Bradley graduated from the Imperial College of Science and Technology in 1983. His postgraduate research was carried out in the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge where he received his PhD and was subsequently a Research Fellow and University Assistant Lecturer. In 1993, he moved to the University of Sheffield, being promoted to Professor in 1995. Professor Bradley returned to his Alma Mater as the Professor of Experimental Solid State Physics in 2000. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2004, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP) in 2005 and Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET) in 2013. Professor Bradley was awarded a CBE in the 2010 New Years Honours for services to science. In October 2011, he was appointed Pro-Rector (Research), chairing the College's Research Committee and joining the College Management Board. From 1st August 2013, following a reorganisation of the College management structures Professor Bradley became Vice-Provost (Research).