I was born and brought up in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. I studied Electrical and Information Sciences in the Department of Engineering of the University of Cambridge; my college was Girton College. I stayed on and did a PhD under the supervision of Prof Gehan Amaratunga; after this I obtained a Junior Research Fellowship at Girton College, and was also the college Praelector.
After 11 years in Cambridge I left to join Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas, and after that I returned to the UK to live in London where I live now. I spent about 6 years with Cambridge Semiconductor Ltd ending up as Head of IC Design. Since 2008 I have worked for DNA Electronics Ltd, a spin-out from Imperial College. I started there as their Senior Analog IC Design Engineer, became Head of Electronic Engineering, and recently "stepped down" from that role to be Director of IC Design, responsible for the development of their integrated circuits (IC's, or "silicon chips").
My interests are: (i) Playing the pipe organ, of which there is plenty on this website, (ii) Arranging and performing popular music songs, for which there are links on my index page, (iii) Jazz Piano, which I am learning to play at Morley College (iv) singing, at present in the choir of St Giles-in-the-Fields and (v) Association Croquet (handicap 6) - I am a member of Parson's Green Croquet Club.
Here is a link to the page of one my my friends, Kenny Campbell, a freelance magician. Also, to Neil Handley, currently Lay Reader at St George's Bloomsbury.