The University of Edinburgh has appointed Professor Themis Prodromakis to the Regius Chair of Engineering.

Professor Prodromakis will be the 10th holder of the Chair and will establish the Centre for Electronics Frontiers in the School of Engineering at Edinburgh when he takes up his appointment in May 2022

The Regius Chair at Edinburgh is the oldest such chair of Engineering in the UK, having been established by Queen Victoria in 1868.

Professor Prodromakis is currently Professor of Nanotechnology at the University of Southampton. He is internationally recognised as a pioneer of emerging - so called "beyond-CMOS" - electronic memory technologies, known as memristors, and his contributions have been instrumental in enabling a critical transition in electronics.

He holds a Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the British Computer Society, the IET and the Institute of Physics.

Welcoming the appointment, Professor Peter Mathieson, Principal of the University of Edinburgh said that “I am delighted that we have been able to attract Professor Themis Prodromakis as our new Regius Chair of Engineering, and that some of his group from Southampton will be coming with him.

"The appointment recognises the outstanding contributions that he has already made to Engineering and the very great potential for even more examples in the future. Regius Chairs are rare and special, epitomising leadership and ambassadorship at the University and way beyond. We are delighted to add Themis to the existing excellence of engineering research and teaching at Edinburgh.”

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