Chris Breward is an applied mathematician with a long history industrial collaboration, having worked with over 40 different companies. Amongst many other outcomes, his research has been used to make “ultrathin” glass sheets viable, and to enhance the operation of sulphur-dioxide-removing filters.
Since 2014, he has been the co-Director of the InFoMM CDT at the University of Oxford, where he built a highly successful partnership with over 80 firms, and delivered over 200 collaborative projects, all focused on company-specific challenges and co-funded with industry. He is the co-founding Chief Moderator of Mathematics-In-Industry Reports, an online repository designed to enable fast dissemination of the results from mathematics-with-industry study groups around the world
In April 2023 he became the inaugural Scientific Director of the UK’s Knowledge Exchange Hub for Mathematical Sciences.