South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
Bradley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics at Imperial College London in 1983. He worked there from 2000 to 2013.
The Old Schools, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Donal was given a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1987. He worked there from 1987 to 1993.
Bradley is the winner of Faraday Medal.
(left to right) Donal Bradley, Ian Walmsley and Nicola Blackwood.
Bradley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics at Imperial College London in 1983. He obtained a first-class honours degree and Associateship of the Royal College of Science. In 1987, Donal was given a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.
Bradley began his career as a postdoctoral assistant at the University of Cambridge in 1987. The same year he was appointed the Unilever research fellow at Corpus Christi College, where he worked until 1989. Also in 1987, Donal took a position of a Toshiba research fellow at Toshiba Corporation Research and Development Center's Chemical Laboratory, where he served for a year.
In 1989, Bradley became an assistant lecturer in physics at the University of Cambridge. Then in 1993, he was appointed a reader in the Department of Physics at the University of Sheffield. Donal served as a professor at the same university from 1995 to 2000. There he founded the Electronic and Photonic Molecular Materials group.
In addition, in 1994, Donal was appointed a co-director and then a director of the Centre for Molecular Materials at the University of Sheffield. In 2000, he became a professor of experimental physics at Blackett Laboratory at Imperial College London and had held the position for six years. In 2001, Bradley took a position of Head of the Experimental Solid State Physics Group at that laboratory, where he worked until 2005.
He worked as a co-founder and director of Molecular Vision Ltd from 2001 to 2012. In 2005, Donal became Head of the Department of Physics at Blackett Laboratory of Imperial College London. Then in 2008, he was a specialist adviser to the United Kingdom House of Commons Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee. In 2009, Bradley took a position of Deputy Principal of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Imperial College London. In 2011, he was appointed Pro-rector for research at Imperial College London. From 2013 Donal was Vice-provost for research at the same college.
Also he was the founding director of the Centre for Plastic Electronics at Imperial College London. Donal served as a Lee-Lucas Professor of Experimental Physics at the same college from 2006 to 2015. Since 2015 he has been Head of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division of the University of Oxford. Bradley is also a professor of engineering science and physics at Jesus College, Oxford.
Bradley is a member of the Royal Society, United Kingdom Institution of Engineering and Technology and Royal Society of Arts.
On April 15, 1989 Donal Bradley married Beverley Diane Hirst. They have two children.