James Grant has been appointed to a Readership in Mathematics at the University of Surrey, starting 2nd January 2012. James received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1993, supervised by Stephen Hawking. Since then he has held postdoctoral positions at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Newcastle, University of Hull, and the Universita degle Studi dell’Aquila. Since 2005 he has been at the University of Vienna. In 2009 he was awarded a Habilitation for a thesis on Integrable Systems and Differential Geometry by the University of Vienna. His research is in the areas of differential geometry, mathematical physics and the analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations. His most recent published paper, with Jan-Hendrik Treude, is on Volume comparison for hypersurfaces in Lorentzian manifolds and singularity theorems, which has recently appeared in the Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry. A link can be found here.