David Buscher

Academic Appointments

2017-present
Reader in Experimental Astronomy, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge
1999-2017
University Lecturer, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge
1994-1999
Senior Research Associate, Department of Physics, Durham
1991-1994
Research Scientist, Universities Space Research Association, Washington DC
1989-1990
1851 Fellow, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge

Visiting positions

2005-present
Adjunct Faculty, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Societies, Honours, Awards, Prizes etc

1989
Fellowship of the Royal Commission of the Exhibition of 1851

Other professional bodies

2010-present
Member, International Astronomical Union
2005-present
Member, Royal Astronomical Society
2004-2014
Member, American Astronomical Society

Activities on behalf of Research Councils

2016
Panel member, RCUK-CONACYT Research Partnerships Call
2011
Panel member, STFC Technology Strategy Panel

Major project leadership

2003-present
System Architect, Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer
2014-2015
Project Architect, Planet Formation Imager
2006-2009
Co-lead, VLTI Spectro-Imager
1994-1999
Durham lead, NAOMI WHT Adaptive Optics System

Other international scientific activities

2021-present
President, European Interferometry Initiative
2017-2021
Vice President, European Interferometry Initiative
2004-2017
UK representative, European Interferometry Initiative Science Council
2016
Guest editor, Journal of the Optical Society of America A, feature issue Synthetic Aperture Imaging in Astronomy and Aerospace