CENSIS appoints two new subsea experts

Graham Kerr (left) and Leo Meng.
Graham Kerr (left) and Leo Meng.

CENSIS, the Scottish Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems, has recruited two offshore and marine subsea experts.

Dr Graham Kerr joins CENSIS as Technical Director, while Leo Meng has been recruited as an Embedded Systems Engineer

Established in April 2013 with an initial £10 million funding,  CENSIS expects to deliver 150 collaborative R&D projects and assist Scotland’s 170 companies in the industry which, between them, contribute £2.6 billion to the economy.

With over 20 years experience in new product development and engineering management, Dr Kerr arrives from FMC Technologies, where he managed the optoelectronics research and development (R&D) team. In this role, he developed advanced sensor solutions for the oil and gas industry and collaborated with a number of universities on technology development.

Meng has more than six years’ experience in academic and oil and gas industry R&D, most recently working with Aker Solutions as a Wireless Systems Engineer. He has particular expertise and experience in condition monitoring, acoustics and wireless communication.

Ian Reid, Chief Executive of CENSIS, said: “The subsea industry continues to go through a challenging time, but the opportunities for innovation have seldom been better. The research groups available to the North Sea are global leaders in their fields, with expertise ranging from ultrasonic engineering all the way through to nanoscale engineering.”

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