Dr Bill Brocklesby has been developing X- ray sources using high harmonic generation (HHG) with ultrafast lasers since 2004, and was responsible for X-ray generation within the Southampton Basic Technology grant to develop lab-based X-ray sources for imaging and spectroscopy. He has a long-term involvement in many nanoscale imaging techniques: atomic force microscopy, scanning near field optical microscopy, scanning tunnelling microscopy, and confocal absorption/Raman microscopy. He has a strong track record in managing collaborative research across discipline boundaries. He chairs the ORC’s Femtosecond Applications (FAST) Laboratory, a £1.5M femtosecond laser facility used by research groups across the University of Southampton. He is a member of the Lasers for Science review panel at RAL, the review panel for the Artemis light source at RAL, and recently a member of the programme committee for CLEO, the largest international laser conference.