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Dr. Michael Pounds

  • Associate Professor
  • Senior Tutor & Director of Student Experience
  • Alumnus of the Warwick International Higher Education Academy


In 2005 Dr Michael Pounds graduated with a first class degree from Merton College, Oxford, and then moved to the University of Edinburgh to complete a PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics under the supervision of Prof. Paul Madden, FRS. His first position was at Leicester University where he was invited to audit the teaching and research activities across the College of Science and Engineering. In 2010 he moved to the University of Surrey as a teaching fellow in physical chemistry, and began studying for a degree in mathematics at The Open University. Inspired by the success of current Asian secondary education, Michael moved in 2013 to Shanghai to become the first Head of Chemistry at a boarding school for Chinese sixth formers. In 2014 he returned to the UK to become the first Director of Student Experience within the Physics Department at Warwick.


Current teaching commitments:

  • PX160 Tutorial (Maths and Physics)
  • PX161 Tutorial (Physics)
  • PX280 Environmental Physics
  • PX376 Communicating Science

Previous teaching commitments:

  • PX110 Physics Laboratory
  • PX129 Tutorial
  • PX146 Key Skills for Physics
  • PX308 Physics in Medicine
  • PX428 Physics Laboratory
  • PX442 Laboratory for Maths and Physics Students
  • GD305 Challenges of Climate Change



Write to:

Department of Physics
University of Warwick
United Kingdom

Contact Details:

Office: PS102
Telephone: 44 (0)2476 574235