After obtaining his M.Sc. Physics degree from Technical University Darmstadt, Germany, Dieter has deepened his knowledge in low temperature and solid-state physics at the University of Hamburg. Dieter worked for Leybold in Cologne for more than 35 years. In the last 7 years he was responsible for the analytical instruments market and since 2016 in the Scientific Vacuum Division of Atlas Copco Vacuum Technique.
Dieter is currently a deputy manager of the training committee of the German Vacuum Society DVG and for several years was a member of the board of the DVG. Dieter retired from Leybold in 2018, now working as a consultant for Atlas Copco‘s Scientific Vacuum Division. He is also lecturer for vacuum applications at the University of Applied Sciences in Giessen, Germany.
After graduating in Environmental Process Engineering at the RWTH Aachen University and in Industrial Engineering at the Fernuni Hagen, Peter gained his first professional experience in Project Management and Team Leader functions in Research and Industry.
He has been working in the vacuum industry in different Marketing and Business Development related functions for more than 10 years, with a special focus on vacuum solutions for research and scientific applications for Leybold, Edwards and Gamma Vacuum.
In November 2018 Peter was invited to be an active Vacuum Science World contributor, and to share his knowledge and experience with our visitors.
After completing a PhD in Vacuum Physics at the York University (UK), Andrew held a post-doctoral fellowship collaborating with the KFZ in Karlsruhe investigating New technique for the measurement of the intrinsic drag torques of high temperature superconductor bearing. He has worked in the Vacuum Industry since 1993 in a variety of technical, marketing and sales roles and is now Applications Manager for Leybold, Edwards and Gamma Vacuum brands globally.
Andrew currently serves on the UK Institute of Physics Vacuum Group Committee and is an IOP delegate to the British Vacuum Council.
In November 2018 Andrew was invited to be an active Vacuum Science World contributor, and to share his wealth of vacuum expertise and application know-how across our community.
Dr Saim Memon is a Senior lecturer in Electrical Engineering at London South Bank University, UK. He studied BEng(hons) in Electrical Engineering, MSc in Mechatronics (Staffordshire University, UK), PhD (Smart Vacuum Insulated Glazings) (Loughborough University, UK) and PGCert in Teaching Qualification FE (University of Aberdeen, UK). He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy and has a Qualified Teacher status by General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).
He has extensive multi-disciplinary research and academic experiences in Electrical, Electronic, Solar Thermal Vacuum Systems and Solar Energy Materials Engineering. His primary research experience is on the design, development and performance analysis of the energy materials for vacuum insulated glazing for sustainable buildings, automation and fabrication of renewable energy technologies. At the Centre, he also looks at renewable energy systems, vacuum insulated thermo-electric materials and smart vacuum insulated materials for sustainable low-carbon economy.
Dr Memon is developing collaborations with leading scientists and presented his findings in the UK, Europe, USA, Abu Dhabi, Thailand, Malaysia, Kenya, Peru, Russia and China. Currently, he is researching on solar thermal energy applications of solar thermo-electric generators for re-utilising the waste heat energy to electrical power generation suitable for improving Electric Vehicle charging efficiency and for sustainable buildings as a long-term passion of reducing UK carbon emissions.
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