Professor James Walsh received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Loughborough University in 2008 with a thesis titled ‘Nanosecond Pulsed Non-Equilibrium Gas Discharges’. Following two years as a Postdoctoral Research Associate he joined the University of Liverpool as a Lecturer in the Technological Plasmas Group. In 2015 he was promoted to Senior Lecturer, Reader in 2017 and Chair in 2019.
In 2016, Professor Walsh was awarded an EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Challenge Award enabling him to establish the EPSRC Centre for Plasma Microbiology, which currently employs 15 crossdisciplinarity researchers. The focus of the Centre is on the development of novel plasma-based technologies for biomedical applications, which spans disciplines and extends from fundamental science through to industrial application. He has received over £3 million in research funding as principal investigator and has produced 70+ journal articles in leading international publications.
Prof Walsh is an active member of the Institute of Physics and sits on the Ion and Plasma Surface Interactions group committee. He is the training work package lead on the European InnovEOX Innovative Training Network (€4M) and co-directs the Liverpool Doctoral Training Network on Technologies for Healthy Ageing, which currently supports a cohort of 12 PhD students.