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. He is now Business Line manager for the Scientific Business of the Leybold Europe South Customer Centre.
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 there collaborating with the KFZ in Karlsruhe investigating a New technique for the measurement of the intrinsic drag torques of high temperature superconductor bearings. He has worked in the Vacuum Industry since 1993 in a variety of technical, marketing and sales roles and is now Global Applications Manager for the Atlas Copco Scientific Vacuum division which includes the Leybold, Edwards and Gamma Vacuum global brands.
Andrew is the Chair of the UK Institute of Physics Vacuum Group Committee.
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 and is now Editor of Vacuum Science World.
Dr Saim Memon is an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Renewable Energy Engineering at Department of Engineering & Technology, University of Huddersfield, England, UK. He is the Visiting Academic at London South Bank University. Prior to this, he was the Head of Solar Thermal Vacuum Engineering Research Group, Senior lecturer in Electrical Engineering and Course Director of three MEng/BEng/HND courses with expertise of accreditation and validation of course curriculum and degree apprenticeship program at Division of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering, London South Bank University, London, UK.
He studied PhD in Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing Engineering as part of EPSRC Funded CALEBRE Project (Loughborough University, UK), PGCert Teaching Qualification (University of Aberdeen, UK), MSc in Mechatronics (Staffordshire University, UK), BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering MUET. He is Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy and having Qualified Teacher status by General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).
He has multidisciplinary research expertise in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Renewable Energy and Materials Engineering. His specific research experiences are on: energy-materials for vacuum-insulated-smart-windows to net Zero Energy Buildings; vacuum based photovoltaic solar thermal collector; applied semi-transparent photovoltaics and PDLC films; translucent vacuum insulation panel; renewable energy technologies; thermoelectric devices for energy harvesting applications with vacuum-insulation; smart-grid integration to electric-vehicles with fast charging battery mechanism and; harvesting the concentrated solar irradiations to useful electrical energy.
Address: Department of Engineering & Technology, School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, HD1 3DH, United Kingdom.
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