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Head, Project Alpha, King's College London

Dr Ian Stewart is Head of Project Alpha at King’s College London. The project works to improve the implementation of trade controls in order to prevent the proliferation of WMD. Through Alpha, Ian has led industry outreach efforts in the UK and China and has published a wide range of material on illicit trade.

Ian is a nuclear technologies specialist who holds masters degrees in both Nuclear Science & Technology and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He has also studied various aspects of international relations and politics. Ian previously worked as an analyst and nuclear engineer at the UK Ministry of Defence.


  • 2011–present
    Head, Project Alpha, King's College London
  • 2009–2011
    Analyst, Ministry of Defence