Geoff is a plasma physicist by training; a scientist, an engineer and technologist during the day but, at heart, he is an inventor and an innovator. His career began at Oxford University studying plasma technology for pollution control, then AWE Aldermaston and high energy pulse-power physics and engineering, finally arriving at OI Plasma Technology around the turn of the century to develop plasma systems for the modification and manipulation of materials and surfaces at the nanoscale.
In recent years, he has been developing his Innovation team at Plasma Technology to support current products and develop the products yet to come.
Keith has worked in materials characterization his entire career, first working at Fulmer Research Institute in 1973 as a Research Technician and then later at British Leyland as their metallurgist.
In 1978 he joined the Experimental Techniques Centre of Brunel University as a researcher working with SEM & TEM, EDS, WDS and light microscopy whilst studying for an MSc in metallurgy. He took that experience to GEC Hirst Research Centre in ’84 and led the Applied Electron Optics Group, principally characterizing semiconductor devices and optimizing manufacturing processes.
In 1994, he joined Oxford Instruments Analytical, and have specialised in EBSD, both in product management and applications.
Dr Ted Limpoco is an Applications Scientist at Oxford Instruments Asylum Research. He has over 10 years of AFM experience in nanoelectrical, nanomechanical, and nanotribology techniques.
He was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has a PhD in chemistry from the University of Florida.