Dr. Martin Milton headshot

Dr. Martin Milton

Director of the BIPM


Dr Martin Milton received a BA in Physics from Oxford University in 1981 and a PhD in Laser Physics from Southampton University in 1990 followed by an MBA from the London Business School in 1991. 

Dr Milton joined the BIPM in October 2012 as Director Designate and became Director on 1 January 2013. Before his move to the BIPM, Dr Milton spent 31 years at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), United Kingdom where he was a Fellow in the Analytical Science Division.

As Director of the BIPM he manages 74 staff and oversees the impact of the programme of work and relations with stakeholders, including principally the 60 Member States and 42 Associates States.

Dr Milton has published more than 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has received several awards including most recently the Finkelstein Medal of the Institute of Measurement and Control for notable contributions to measurement internationally.