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Matin Durrani

Editor, Physics World

Dr Matin Durrani has been editor of Physics World since March 2006. He graduated with a degree in chemical physics from the University of Bristol, and did a PhD in polymer physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge. After two years as a postdoc at the Cavendish, he joined Physics World in 1994.

Dens Milne

Associate editor, Physics World

Dens Milne is associate editor of Physics World. She has been with the magazine for more than 10 years, having previously helped to publish material covering the whole spectrum of the subject from a weekly condensed-matter journal to the 2000-page reference work Twentieth Century Physics. She has a degree in physical sciences.

Hamish Johnston


Dr Hamish Johnston is editor of He did a PhD in condensed-matter physics at Canada's McMaster University and has spent a decade editing technology magazines in the computing, vacuum-technology and wireless-communications sectors. He joined in August 2006.

Michael Banks

News editor, Physics World

Dr Michael Banks is news editor of Physics World. He graduated in physics from Loughborough University having spent a year at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany. After then completing his PhD in experimental condensed-matter physics at the Max Planck Institute, he joined the team in October 2007.

Margaret Harris

Reviews and careers editor, Physics World

Dr Margaret Harris is reviews and careers editor of Physics World. She studied physics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, in the US and then did a PhD in atomic physics at Durham University in the UK. She joined the team in August 2008.

Louise Mayor

Features editor, Physics World

Dr Louise Mayor is features editor of Physics World. She graduated with an MSci in physics from the University of Nottingham, which included a year spent at the University of Toronto in Canada. She then did a PhD in experimental surface science, also at the University of Nottingham, before joining the team in January 2010.

James Dacey

Multimedia projects editor,

James Dacey is multimedia projects editor with He graduated in natural sciences from the University of Birmingham before completing a Master's in science, culture and communication at the University of Bath. In-between he worked as an English teacher in Eastern Europe and South America. He joined in January 2009.

Tushna Commissariat


Tushna Commissariat is a reporter for She graduated from St Xavier's College, Bombay, India, with a BSc in physics before moving to London to complete an MA in science journalism. She was a summer science intern at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. She joined in April 2011.

Kate Gardner

Production editor, Physics World

Kate Gardner has been a production editor at IOP Publishing since 2006, and joined the Physics World team in January 2011. She is responsible for the production of Physics World and She previously produced technical books for Blackwell Publishing and has a degree in English from the University of Reading, UK.

Chris Thomas

Group advertising manager

Chris Thomas is the group advertising manager for the Physics World portfolio. He has considerable business-to-academia and business-to-business sales and contract-management experience across a range of magazines and websites and is in his second spell at IOP Publishing. He has a degree in French and European Studies from the University of Keele.

Eric Wang

B2B publishing consultant , Asia Pacific

Eric Wang is B2B publishing consultant for Physics World and He is based in IOP Publishing's Beijing office and is responsible for helping universities and employers recruit new candidates for their jobs and courses in Asia Pacific. Eric speaks many languages including Chinese Mandarin, Japanese and English.

Tom Houlden

Display advertising manager, Baltics and Central Europe, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, India and Asia Pacific

Tom Houlden is display advertising manager for Physics World and

Katrina Davis

Senior sales executive, UK and Ireland

Katrina Davis is a senior sales executive for Physics World and

Mattias Persson

Senior sales executive, France, Spain, Italy, Scandinavia, Russia, Middle East, the Americas, South Korea

Mattias Persson is a senior sales executive for Physics World and

Natasha Clarke

Senior sales executive, UK and North America

Natasha Clarke is a senior sales executive for Physics World and, specializing in helping employers and universities to recruit new candidates for their jobs and courses.

Sarah Andrieu

Senior recruitment sales executive, Europe, Latin America

Sarah Andrieu is a senior sales executive for Physics World and She joined IOP Publishing in 2008. She has a degree in German and Italian, and has spent several years working in sales in the publishing and IT sectors.

Gemma Bailey

Senior marketing executive

Gemma is senior marketing executive for the Physics World portfolio. She is responsible for managing the marketing activities for, Physics World, and IOPimember. She has worked in marketing roles in consumer publishing for several years, and has a degree in design management for the creative industries from Nottingham Trent University and a certificate in relationship marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.