Dr Hugh Dunlop is a British citizen having spent most of his career in France after obtaining his BSc in geology and PhD in isotope geochemistry from Edinburgh University. Previously senior scientist at the Aluminium Company Constellium corporate research centre near Grenoble, he was in charge of the idea generation process for innovation within the organisation and responsible for European fund brokerage for Constellium’s Global Aerospace RTD. Prior to that he was head of the materials characterization facilities for nine years at Constellium CRV (formerly Alcan and Pechiney).
Hugh has more than 30 years’ experience in light metal surface and interface phenomena (oxidation, surface treatments, lubrication, bonding) and has published more than 50 papers in the field.. He is also experienced in project management, quality and EHS procedures, and the application of ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 standards. He served on ISO9001 expert committees TC201 and TC202 concerning the development of standards for surface and bulk analysis with techniques such as ESCA, SIMS, and EPMA. He has been on several conference organising committees and was chairman of the 4th International Symposium "Aluminium Surface Science and Technology", held in Beaune in 2006. He has served on the European Aluminium Association’s Technology Platform, and is member of the SF2M. Prior to being named FEMS Communications Manager in 2018, he was FEMS Executive Secretary for 8 years from 2010 to 2018.