I joined the School of Engineering and Applied Science as a lecturer in 2005, having completed a Royal Society Industry Fellowship at the University of Warwick. Prior to that I held positions as Senior Consultant at Scientific Generics Ltd (Cambridge), as Senior Mechanical Engineer at Melles Griot Ltd (Ely), and as Project Engineer at Lightworks Ltd (London). I have designed and developed several successful industrial products. In addition I have held research posts at the Instituto de Energía Solar, of the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid, and at the School of Engineering Science of the University of Oxford. After graduating from Imperial College in 1984, I completed a graduate apprenticeship at W. H. Allen Ltd, Bedford, where I learnt about manufacturing and design practice in precision mechanical engineering.
Off-grid desalination for irrigation in the Jordan Valley, funded by the British Council under the Institutional Links STREAM (Science, Technology and Research Exchange across MENA) programme.
Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture in the Horn of Africa, funded by Innovate-UK and DFID under the AgriTech Catalyst Competition.
Desalination powered by sustainable energy for water and food, UKIERI Thematic Partnership with Anna University, Chennai
Space cooling using solar energy and seawater desiccants, funded by Qatar National Research Foundation under the National Priority Research Programme.
Science Bridges: Bio-energy: technology and business solutions for the UK and India, funded by Research Councils UK (EP/G039992/1) and Department of Science and Technology, Government of India