Prof David Neely currently holds an STFC Individual Merit Fellowship (awarded 2010) and is a Visiting Professor at Strathclyde. Over the last 3 years, he has been High Power Laser Division head of the STFC Central Laser Facility, overseeing experimental targetry and diagnostic and developments related to the Vulcan PW and Astra Gemini facilities. His publications include 30 PRL. He has also held the Abe Visiting Chair at PMRC, JAEA, Japan (2008-2011), presently sits on three international conference organizing committees and the technical advisory boards for the APOLLON and ELI laser system. He has recently chaired the Orion laser (AWE, UK) external review panel, acts as a grant reviewer for many international agencies and currently sits on the European Research Council Advanced grant panel.