Our Team

Delivering bottom line impact through innovation

At The Technology Research Centre, our team is made up of experienced science and engineering professionals with in-depth knowledge of solving real, day-to-day manufacturing industry issues.

We pride ourselves in being able to apply the knowledge gained in one specialism to the challenges faced by another.

Individual project teams commonly involve a blend of R&D professionals and manufacturing specialists, as well as business developers to bring that all important commercial perspective.

Laurence Dingle – Managing Director

Degrees/Experience: ONC & HNC in production engineering for aerospace; 10 years’ experience in engineering and R&D for the aerospace sector; 20 years’ technical sales experience across the spectrum of scientific & engineering industries

Hobbies: Cooking; fly-fishing; classic cars

Dr Andy Patman – Technical Director

Degrees/Experience: Doctorate – Condensed Matter Physics; Postdoctoral Research – Hydrogen Storage for Solar Applications; MPhys (Hons) – Physics; Industrial experience in thermal design & engineering for civil & military aerospace

Hobbies: Gaming; TV & film; fitness training

Andy Watts – Commercial Director

Degrees/Experience: BA (Hons) – Economics; DipM – Marketing; 25 years commercial B2B experience

Hobbies: Films; walking & cycling; cooking

Anwar Gaungoo – Software & Computation Team Lead

Degrees/Experience: MSci (Hons) – Natural Sciences (Maths & Physics); 10 years’ experience in industrial research & development; specialist in A.I. & machine learning, vision systems and embedded systems

Hobbies: Drumming; classic cars & motorsport; gaming

Dr Oliver Deavin – Project Manager / Research Chemist

Degrees/Experience: Doctorate – Materials Science; MChem – Chemistry; Industrial experience in filtration membrane science, hydrogen storage technology & analytical chemistry

Hobbies: Sports; gaming; books

Dmitri Licichin – Mechanical Design Engineer

Degrees/Experience: BEng – Industrial Design & Engineering; MEng – Industrial Design & Engineering; 5 years’ experience in technical design across the civil, commercial, and industrial sectors

Hobbies: Personal design projects; gaming; film & TV

Anca Onofrei – Research Chemist

Degrees/Experience: BSc (Hons) – Chemistry; PgCert – Forensic Science; Experienced in protein extraction techniques, wet-chemistry and spectral imaging technologies

Hobbies: Singing, song-writing, reading, nature walks

Andre Le Farge – Polymer Process Engineer

Degrees/Experience: 30 years experience in the injection moulding industry; Specialist in gas injection, blow moulding and engineering polymers

Hobbies: Running; cycling; cooking

Michael Grayson – Mechanical Engineer

Degrees/Experience: BEng – Mechanical Engineering;

Hobbies: Fishing; cycling; swimming

Alison Scorer – Finance Administrator

Degrees/Experience: 25 years’ experience in administrative finance; 2 years’ experience in office administration & coordination

Hobbies: Football; walking