Norman joined AWE in 1983 and has held a number of different roles focusing on materials and process development. Prior to being appointed as Deputy Chief Scientist, in 2013, he spent 12 years as the AWE Technical Authority for Non- Metallic Materials and was recognised for his contribution to AWE’s strategic development by being appointed as a Distinguished Specialist.

As Deputy Chief Scientist Norman heads the Technical Assurance team at AWE and is the Company’s Key Engagement Manager for academic interactions. Norman is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.