We catch up with Professor Matt Griffin, currently head of the School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University for a few words about how his MSc at QMUL helped him on his academic career path.
Studied: MSc Astrophysics
Currently: Head of School, School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University
How did you come to study for an MSc at QMUL and in what way did you benefit from your time here?
I enrolled at Queen Mary after four years in industry as an electronics engineer and studied part-time for an MSc in Astrophysics.
The MSc was a great programme: comprehensive, up to date, and well taught by experts, who were very encouraging and approachable - an ideal preparation for a PhD and what followed.
After graduating, I went on to a PhD position at Queen Mary and then to work as a postdoctoral researcher in both ground and space based instrumentation and astronomy.