Steering Board Membership 2012/13
Tim Summers (Chair), Freescale Semiconductors Ltd.
Prof Ivan Andonovic, University of Strathclyde
Prof Steven Beaumont, University of Glasgow
Duncan Bremner, University of Glasgow
Marc Campbell, BP
Prof Susan Craw, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
John Innes, SELEX Galileo
Prof Dong-Sheng Jeng, University of Dundee
Dr Graham Kerr, FMC Technologies Ltd.
David Lamont, Scottish Canals
Lindsay MacDonald, Nautronix Ltd.
Prof Andy Mount, University of Edinburgh
Dr Richard Neilson, University of Aberdeen
Alan Nicol, Nautronix Ltd.
Professor Pat Pollard, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
Andrew Stevenson, Scottish Canals
Dr Rachael Wakefield, University of Aberdeen
Siân Williams, University of Glasgow
Observers: Scott Wilson, Scottish Enterprise and Keith McDonald, Scottish Funding CouncilMember Profiles
Tim Summers is Manager of Freescale’s networking business in Europe. He has extensive semiconductor related experience spanning wireless infrastructure, broadband access, VOIP and more recently industrial and M2M systems. Tim’s previous roles include general and operations management, system development and the start-up of new business ventures within Texas Instruments and Motorola.
Professor Ivan Andonovic is Head of the Centre for Intelligent Dynamic Communications Systems (CIDCOM) at the University of Strathclyde. His research interests centre on the development of broadband networks, access and home networking and wireless sensor systems. He has edited two books and authored/co-authored six chapters in books and as well as over 300 journal and conference papers.
Professor Steve Beaumont OBE is Vice-Principal for Research and Enterprise at the University of Glasgow, and is responsible for the University’s research strategy, policies. He also has responsibility for the University’s enterprise activities, including research links with industry and the promotion of spinout companies. Prof Beaumont’s research background is in nanotechnology and nanoelectronics.
Duncan Bremner is S3C Programme Manager and Technology Translator, where he works on collaborative academic and industry projects associated with nanotechnology. With 25 years’ industrial experience in the semiconductor industry, he has held operational and strategic executive roles in product development and technology planning within organisations such as National Semiconductor and The Intel Corporation.
Marc Campbell is a senior Subsea Discipline Engineer within BP’s Upstream Engineering Centre (UEC) which provides engineering leadership and technical expertise across the BP divisions and networks. Marc commenced his career with BP Downstream in the UK and has held a number of positions within Subsea Production Systems Suppliers and Subsea Consultancies.
Professor Susan Craw is Director of the Institute for Innovation, Design & Sustainability (IDEAS) at The Robert Gordon University. As well as leading IDEAS, she is an active researcher in machine learning and data mining techniques to discover knowledge for intelligent, decision support and product design software systems. Case-based reasoning (CBR) is a major focus of her research.
Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng holds an NRP Chair of Civil Engineering at Dundee University. His research interests include offshore geotechnics, porous flow, coastal engineering, groundwater hydrodynamics, renewable offshore wind energy, and application of artificial neural networks.
Graham Kerr is the group leader for Optoelectronics R&D at FMC Technologies Ltd. He has over 20 years’ experience in industrial and university environments working on instrumentation, product development and automation. His industrial experience includes roles with Babcock Technology Centre and Motorola. He holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow on the development of ultra-stable lasers.
David Lamont is Head of Operations at Scottish Canals. He has a range of technical, commercial and business experience across the public and private sectors, having worked as a project and operations manager with large civil engineering and manufacturing organisations on capital programmes and operational maintenance plans. Before joining Scottish Canals, David was Head of Planning & Logistics with Weir Pumps Ltd.
Dr Richard Neilson, is a Reader at the University of Aberdeen, Research Director for the National Subsea Research Institute (NSRI), and Technical Lead for S3C’s Subsea activities. His main research interests are in modelling dynamic systems, in non-linear dynamics and vibration and in the application of these areas along with design to solve industrial problems.
Professor Pat Pollard is a Reader in Chemistry and Forensic Science at the Robert Gordon University. Her primary areas of research involve the development and application of a range of spectroscopy-based methods to monitor a variety of contaminants and other species.
Andrew Stevenson is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 30 years asset and project management experience in the transportation sector, and with experience in local government, Network Rail and Consulting Engineers. Andrew leads Scottish Canals’ Asset Management and Project Management Teams to ensure the canal infrastructure remains in fit-for-purpose condition for user of the network.
Dr Rachael Wakefield is a Technology Transfer Officer at the University of Aberdeen and provides dedicated project management and technology translation to support S3C in the area of subsea technologies. Rachael has 20 years academic research and oil and gas industry R&D experience in environment, materials and optics based sensing technology. Her current roles include supporting knowledge exchange projects, IP management, technology licensing and spin out formation.
Siân Williams is S3C’s Business Development Manager, developing research and knowledge transfer opportunities, and assisting in the creation and coordination of a network of sensor systems expertise across Scotland’s HEIs.
Steering Board Observers
Scott Wilson is a Programme Manager in SE’s Technology and Advanced Engineering group. With over 11 years’ industrial experience in the semiconductor industry and 12 years in economic development roles, he has delivered major projects at the interface between industry and academia in nanotechnology, photonics and microelectronics sectors both in the public and private sector.