Director of the DFRL, 2008-2013
Professor Quentin Pankhurst was appointed Director of the Davy-Faraday Research Laboratories in 2008. Born in New Zealand, he came to the UK in 1983 to study solid state physics at the University of Liverpool, where he mostly stayed until joining UCL in 1994.
Quentin now runs research programmes in bio- and nanomagnetism aimed at making practical advances in the use of magnetic nanoparticles in healthcare. He is the co-founder of Endomagnetics Ltd, a spin-out company which is currently running clinical trials of the SentiMag, an intra-operative device for breast cancer surgery.