Colin Latimer has been Professor of Physics at the Queen's University of Belfast since 1997 and has also held appointments at Rice University, Houston, Texas and Tokyo Metropolitan University. His research interests lie in the area of atomic and molecular processes and interactions. Current research involves the study of state selected ion-molecule collisions and reactions, molecular dissociative photoionization phenomena, negative ion production, and XUV instrumentation. He currently chairs the UK SR Science Advisory Committee, the Institute of Physics Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics Division and an EPSRC Network on Molecules and Synchrotron Radiation. He is also a member of the Council of the Institute of Physics and several related committees, the Editorial Board of Journal of Physics B, the EPSRC Physics College and the International VUV Conference committee. He has been involved in undergraduate teaching at all levels at Queen's and elsewhere for 35 years and has a number of publications on physics teaching. Currently teaching courses at Levels 1, 2 and 3 on Optical Physics, Nuclear Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics and Quantum Mechanics. Has acted as external examiner at Manchester University, Stirling University and NUI (UCG, UCC, UCD and Maynooth). Currently he is course coordinator for Level 1 and also supervises the level 2 laboratory where 5 new experiments have been introduced in recent years.