FICME since 2007
PhD, University of Sheffield 2006
BEng., University of Wales, Bangor 1997
Dipl.Eng., University of Wales, Bangor 1995
LLCM, London 1993
Christopher’s specialist areas are in heat transfer, efficiency of heating and combustion, combustion monitoring. As well as the design and application of heat exchanger technology, heat transfer in rotary furnace and rotary kiln processes and the measurement and control of temperature in applications where temperature cannot be measured directly. Christopher has been called to act as Expert Witness for GRD Minproc, amongst other expert rolls internationally, and frequently is engaged in providing impartial expert opinion on matters pertaining to thermal and mechanical engineering.
Following his training and experience as a Doctor of Engineering, Christopher maintains his position at the forefront of his field through attending conferences and seminars and through his links with the University of Sheffield where he worked on his PhD, and through his professional body the Institute of Cast Metal Engineers and the Engineering Council. He has a keen interest in furthering the technology of rotary furnaces and rotary kilns and in promoting the role that these technologies fulfil in lowering foundry energy consumption, CHP and waste heat recovery.
Aside from his professional commitments, Christopher is married with a young daughter and son. He enjoys outdoor activities including hill walking, sailing and skiing, and musical performance. With a vast range of international experience, Christopher has become a leading expert in the field of Heat Treatment and Furnace Design.
Christopher has over 20 years experience in the design and manufacture of furnaces and foundry equipment, and in the installation and commissioning of furnace equipment on site. His work has included specialist metallurgical commissioning since 2004 for smelting and melting processes including tin dross, tin ore, lead acid battery scrap reclamation, iron, aluminium, bronze, brass and copper including copper refining.
Recently he has developed a highly specialised modern filtration system for emissions during the copper recovery process, which vastly reduces levels of particlate pollution to exceed UK government legislation.