Dr Ross MacPherson

Dr Ross MacPherson
Dr Ross MacPherson
Dr Ross MacPherson

Senior Lecturer

Email Address
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 272315
Office Address

Meston 320

School of Natural and Computing Sciences


I am currently Director of Undergraduate Pathways for Physics. I hold a BSc with 1st Class honours in Physics and undertook a PhD in Monte Carlo modelling of semiconductors with Dr Geoff Dunn, focussing on Gunn diodes and looking into the operation of GaN devices in the terahertz band. I am responsible for course co-ordination and teaching on a worrying number of courses, so I have lots of teaching experience. My teaching has been recognised with a fellowship in the Higher Education Academy, and in 2019 I won "Funniest Lecturer" in the University-wide Excellence in Teaching Awards, perhaps because "Most Handsome" wasn't a recognised category. I am also the author of multiple critically acclaimed and commercially catastrophic novels.

External Memberships

External Responsibilities


  • Member of IoP (2013 - present)
  • Refereeing for journals in semiconductor technology, computational modelling, applied physics

Admin Responsibilities


  • Roles associated with teaching co-ordination
  • Elected Member of Senate (April 2015 - present) 



Teaching Responsibilities

Teaching Responsibilities

Teach & Coordinate on the following Physics Courses

  • PX1015 - Physical Universe A
  • PX2013 - Light Science
  • KL15PD
  • KL108W
  • PX4007 - Case Studies
  • PX1513 - Physical Universe B
  • PX1514 - Astronomy and Meteorology
  • PX2505 - Practical Optics and Electronics
  • PX2510 - Special Relativity and Quantum Mechanics
  • PX3512 - Electricity and Magnetism
  • PX4011 (Projects) - Teaching Only
  • SA19EG - Physics Summer School
  • Maths Summer School, no course code
  • S6 Day Co-ordinator
  • Access Program - Physics
  • Gifted and Talented Program

Various Outreach Events

  • CPD Days
  • Public Engagement for University including talks on time travel for Cafe Scientifique, eclipses for the recent eclipse
  • Bright Club