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Professor Harvey Rutt took a first class honours degree in Electronics Science at the University of Southampton in 1968, followed by a PhD in optoelectronics in 1971. After spending three years in Brazil setting up a laser research group in a federal University, he returned to join the UKAEA Culham Laboratory, eventually becoming Division Head of Beam Science & Technology, with some 75 staff. Technical interests included novel lasers, high power lasers, and high brightness ion beams. Since 1992 he has been the Rank professor of infrared science and technology, with wide ranging interests in infrared materials, lasers and instrumentation, and a Deputy Director of the ORC since 1998. Harvey was Deputy Director of the ORC for nine years prior to becoming Head of School for the University′s School of Electronics and Computer Science in 2007.
Prof Harvey Rutt is (or has formerly been) affiliated with Infrared Science and Technology, University of Southampton, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton and University of Southampton.