Education and Profession

Professional Qualifications
 Grade of Membership Institution Qualification Date
 MemberEngineering Council UK CEng 1983
 MemberInstitution of Chemical Engineers MIChemE 1982
 MemberChartered Management Institute MCMI 1982
 MemberBritish Computer Society MBCS 1993
 Chartered MemberBritish Computer Society CITP 2004

Professional Activities
A sometime Science and Engineering Ambassador.
Industrial Assessor for BCS accredited university courses.

Academic Qualifications
 Qualification   Academic Institution Date
BSc The University of Leeds 1975
PhD The University of Leeds 1981
Diploma in Management Studies North East London Polytechnic
(Now University of East London)

'A' Levels
  • Pure Mathematics 
  • Applied Mathematics 
  • Physics 
  • Chemistry 
'O' Levels
  • Mathematics 
  • Additional Mathematics 
  • Physics 
  • Chemistry 
  • Biology 
  • English 
  • Use of English 
  • French 
  • Woodwork 
  • Latin 
PhD Thesis "The mathematical modelling of the polymerisation of dienes in a continuous stirred tank reactor"
My PhD involved modelling the reactions involved in the manufacture of Styrene-Butadiene Rubber that is used in the manufacture of car tyres. This involved developing a numerical integrator for stiff Ordinary Differential Equations to solve the set of reaction equations. The programme developed adapted Gear's algorithm with sophisticated control algorithms for the step length and order used in performing the integration.

An unusual aspect of the approach to modelling the system was the use of Pearson Equations to calculate the moments of the chain length distributions rather than having an equation for each chain length. This reduced the number of equations to be integrated from several hundred to 4.