Ian has over 28 years of experience in new tech start ups, being a founder and developer of successful first in class cad/cam systems and internet based SAS software platforms. In addition, he has had experience in developing systems automation for various companies and universities and through the British Council, developed research laboratories for Malaysian Universities. Ian gained a degree and Ph.D in Materials Engineering at Swansea University. He went on to do 10 years of post doctoral research in Casting, Finite Element software development and creep of metals, working with both aerospace and car manufacturers. He brings significant hands on engineering (software and hardware) and sense checking experience to MPS.