Date: 27 June 2018, 2pm BST
Presenter: Paul Wilson, Knowledge Transfer Associate, Queen’s University Belfast and Richard Chippendale, Technical Manager, COMSOL
Paul Wilson is a knowledge transfer associate at Queen’s University Belfast, where he is investigating novel methods for liquid contaminant monitoring in partnership with Camlin Technologies Ltd. Paul graduated with a BA in physics from the University of Oxford in 1999, before obtaining an MSc in artificial intelligence at the University of Edinburgh the following year. In 2004 he received a PhD in electrical and electronic engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, for work on clinical data analysis carried out in conjunction with Randox Laboratories Ltd. For the next 12 years Paul taught physics in a leading Northern Ireland grammar school before returning to full-time research in September 2017.
Richard Chippendale is a technical manager at COMSOL, specialising in electromagnetic simulations. He graduated from the University of Southampton in 2009 with a master’s degree in physics (Mphys), and continued at the same institution to complete a PhD investigating the interaction of lightning strikes with carbon-fibre composites using numerical simulations. He then spent four years as a research fellow at the University of Southampton, focusing on high-voltage cable simulations for both the onshore and offshore sector.