People

Richard Chisnall Dr. Richard Chisnall has worked for over 20 years with cyber-physical systems, the last 15 years in the emerging field of 'cyber-physical security'. He has provided technical leadership on several projects concerned with port and border security across Europe and designed and implemented a variety of SCADA and industrial control systems. He is leading the requirements definition tasks associated with protecting seaports from cyber-physical attack as part of the SAURON project and led the requirement task for a recent airport-passenger screening project. He has represented the UK on the EARTO-Eurotech security research group.

His previous roles include Director of Security Technology at QinetiQ plc and Managing Director of RHS-Harntec Ltd, an industrial systems-integrator. He is the technical advisor to the European Association of Airport and Seaport Police and has represented them on the SAGMAS (Stakeholders Advisory Group on Maritime Security) group. He has a PhD in information theory and is a Fellow Commoner at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.

Roger Appleby Prof. Roger Appleby is an international expert in passive millimeter wave imaging and THz technology and was the technical manager of the CONSORTIS project.. He led the passive millimetre wave imaging team at QinetiQ Malvern UK from 1992 to 2010 where he was also a Senior Fellow. His team pioneered the use of real-time mechanically scanned passive millimetre wave imagers for security and poor weather surveillance. At 35GHz this technology has been used to scan PVC sided trucks at channel ports in Europe for the detection of illegal immigrants and was also used to construct a portal for imaging people in the indoor environment. At 94GHz it has been applied to standoff security scanning and helicopter collision avoidance.

Prof. Roger Appleby is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics, Fellow of the Institute of Physics and an Honorary Professor at Glasgow University.

Christopher Pickering Prof. Christopher Pickering is a technical expert in micro-electronics. He has extensive knowledge of EU research projects, both as an evaluator and reviewer and as a participant. Chris holds an Honorary Chair at the University of Lancaster in micro-nano technology. Prior to October 2010, Chris worked for QinetiQ, one of Europe’s largest R&D companies, carrying out technology analysis and R&D strategy. He coordinated QinetiQ’s collaborative R&D with EU partners in the ICT, Transport and Security sectors. Since 2010, he has been a director of InnovaSec and Innovation Bridge Consulting Ltd., working with universities and companies in the ICT,Transport and Security sectors. He has coordinated EU projects in FP4/5/6, he is an evaluator and reviewer of FP7/H2020 projects and has acted as Rapporteur for several European Commission workshops.
Neil Adams Dr. Neil Adams is an applied mathematician with ten years’ experience in leading technical teams carrying out operational analysis and radar research, five years’ of managing research programmes for the UK Ministry of Defence, and ten years’ senior technical and business strategy experience working for QinetiQ, one of Europe’s largest R&D companies working in Defence, Security and Aerospace. Prior to 2010, he led QinetiQ’s technical approach to the US market in the Defence and Security sectors, and co-ordinated collaborative strategic R&D with EU partners. More recently he has worked on automotive, security and electronics projects that connect Universities, SMEs and large companies to develop next-generation products and services. This work has included identifying user requirements, developing R&D strategies, carrying out market analysis to develop business cases, and delivering technical analysis and commercialisation support.