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Professor Nuttall trained as an experimental physicist (PhD, MIT 1993) but after ten years in research physics then his focus turned to consider the interface of science, technology and public policy. From 1997 he worked at the Institute of Physics in London before coming to Cambridge University in 2002 to lead a new MPhil in Technology Policy for the Cambridge-MIT Institute. After ten years based at Judge Business School he took a new job as Professor of Energy at The Open University based in Milton Keynes. Professor Nuttall is a Fellow of Hughes Hall, a College of the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. 
Professor Nuttall is probably best known for his work concerning the technology and policy issues of civil nuclear energy. He is also active in matters relating to hydrogen energy and smart energy systems. His research usually takes a whole system approach. 

Professor of Energy
The Open University
Professor William Nuttall