University of Bath

Professor Jonathan Knight BSc, MSc, PhD Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) is responsible for developing and implementing our Research Strategy.


Professor Jonathan Knight took up the post of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) in August 2015.

As Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Jonathan assumes responsibility for Research at the University. He also leads on the GW4 research infrastructure workstream.

Related posts

  • Chair of the University Research Committee
  • Member of the University Doctoral Studies Committee
  • Member of the University Board of Studies – Doctoral Committee
  • Member of the GW4 Board


  • Wavelength-scale structures for optical applications including new forms of optical fibre


View a list of books and publications by Jonathan Knight


After completing his PhD, Jonathan worked as a research fellow at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and at the Optoelectronics Research Centre in Southampton.

He held the position of Head of the Department of Physics here at Bath from 2008 to 2013, and subsequently became the Faculty of Science's Associate Dean for Research. He was the founding director of the Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials and has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal papers in top-flight international journals.


Jonathan completed his PhD in 1993 at the University of Cape Town.