Working on the development of high throughput methods for screening solid inorganic materials. Moved to Liverpool in 2018, after working for Morgan Advanced Materials in a variety of technical roles in development and industrial scale production of technical ceramics including zirconia, microwave dielectrics and glass bonded mica composites. Before joining Morgan in 1982, spent two years as Redland Research Fellow at University of Surrey investigating the chemistry and electron microscopy of Portland cement (spending most of the UK's two best Summers sitting in the dark) and five years at British Ceramic Research Association (now LUCIDEON) solving problems with calcium phosphate raw materials for bone china.
A practical, hands-on person who when not working keeps busy with the repair and renovation of harmoniums / reed organs, riding and maintaining a 1961 BSA motorcycle and as church organist. Has recently started to learn to play the piano accordion. Married to Jan, with two children, two grandchildren and more step-children/grandchildren than you can count on your fingers.