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Expert Details

Static Research and Consulting - Electrostatic Hazards, ESD in Electronic Manufacture

ID: 723246 United Kingdom

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Expert has over ten years experience working with electronics industry manufacturers in avoiding electrostatic dishcarge (ESD) to electronic components. Typically this will entail optimizing an ESD control program plan according to an international standard such as IEC 61340-5-1 or ESD S20:20, training personnel according to the plan, and putting in place an appropriate test and audit program. Use of suitable ESD protective packaging and establishment of electrostatic discharge protected areas (EPAs) including suitable electrostatic discharge controlled workstations, is an essential part of these programs.

Expert has been involved in electrostatic discharge work since 1987. Between 1987 and 1994 he worked in contract research on electrostatic discharge measurements in ignition of pyrotechnic materials. As part of this work he completed his PhD thesis on the ignition of sensitive materials by low energy electrical discharges. He has since further developed his expertise in ESD measurements designing new probes for measurement of electrostatic discharges for evaluation of risks in electronics industry damage and explosion hazards avoidance.

Expert has also extensive experience in developing new electrostatic applications, such as electrostatic separation. While working with ERA Technology Ltd in the mid 1990's, the expert designed prototypes of several new electrostatic separators tailored for specific waste streams as part of the CEC funded ELREC electrostatic recycling project.

Expert's expertise in electrostatic discharge ignition has found application in test and measurement and advisory services for electrostatic hazards avoidance in many process industry areas where flammable atmospheres such as solvents and dust clouds may be found. Other electrostatic hazards include nuisance shocks to personnel in the working environment such as offices or factories. Expert is on the BSI, CENELEC and IEC Committees developing standards and guidance for avoidance of electrostatic hazards such as CLC/TR50404 "Electrostatics - code of practice for the avoidance of hazards due to static electricity".

After training in electronics design and several years spent in electronics industry R&D, Expert joined the Electrostatic Research Group at Southampton University and moved into electrostatics R&D and consultancy. He has since spent his career giving specialist electrostatics research, consultancy and training services. In 1998 he set up his own company to provide these services to wider industry.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1994 Degree: PhD Subject: Electrostatics Institution: University of Southampton
Year: 1979 Degree: BSc Subject: Electronics Institution: University of Southampton

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1998 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner/Managing Director Department:
He is responsible for R&D and Consultancy and is the Company Owner and Managing Director
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1994 to 1998 Employer: ERA Technology Ltd Title: Electrostatics Section Leader Department:
He was responsible for static electircity research and consultancy activities.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1987 to 1994 Employer: University of Southampton Title: Research Fellow Department: Electrostatics Research Group
He had several research contracts in static electricity ignition studies of pyrotechnic materials.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Electronic Design Engineer Department:
He was responsible for design and development of hardware and software in marine instrumentation systems.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Electronics Design and development engineer Department:
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Electronics design and development engineer Department:
Available upon request.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2002 to 2004 Country / Region: Finland Summary: He was working with VTT on understanding ESD damage risks to electronic components during manufacture of electronic systems.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
IEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers)
Inst Physics (Institute of Physics)
Licenses / Certifications
CEng CPhys
Professional Appointments
Chairman IEC TC101
Chairman British Electrostatic Control Association
Publications and Patents Summary
He has many publications and is a regular speaker on static electricity issues.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French He can "get by " in French but does not often get the opportunity to practice.

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