42 years in aerospace electromagnetic engineering. Principal Technologist for Electromagnetics at BAE Systems. Chris has worked at BAE Systems since 1986, coming as a lightning specialist from the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s, Culham Lightning Studies Unit (now part of Element).
Early projects included the Saab JAS39, EAP and Typhoon development, then production aircraft, all of them presenting the challenge of protecting CFC aircraft structures and complex systems from the damaging effects of lightning.
In 1995 he was appointed Technologist Consultant in Lightning and Computational Electromagnetics as he introduced whole aircraft modelling for electromagnetic interactions to a standard acceptable to contribute to the aircraft certification process.
In 2008, Chris was appointed a BAE Systems Company Engineering Fellow. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Nottingham, Department of Engineering since 2012.