Sam Johnson

Development Lead

Sam has over a decade of experience working with MEG. Having completed his PhD on novel analysis of dynamic physiological systems (at Newcastle), he moved to York to help set up and run the York Neuroimaging Centre, where he maintains an active role. During this time, he developed MEG analysis techniques and helped apply them to a variety of psychological investigations. His first degree was a Masters of Physics (at Oxford) and he is now combining this theoretical knowledge with his practical experience in his role at York Instruments.

 

 

Nat Blundell

Senior Software Architect

Nat brings over 20 years of software development experience to York Instruments having worked on everything from telecoms embedded systems to enterprise scale content management and data mining. He specialises in leading large C and Python projects, taking them through to long term support.

 

 

 

Chris Checkley

Senior Physicist

Chris leads the cutting-edge physics research behind York Instruments new MEG scanner. He obtained his PhD at Royal Holloway College, University of London. His research focused on studying the behaviour of HyQuids and in particular their interactions with other superconducting circuits. After completing his PhD he continued his work as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the London Centre for Nanotechnology. He has published papers in the Journal of Condensed Matter Physics and Physical Review B.

 

 

Jeremy White

Cryogenics Lead

Jeremy has over 30 years experience of high technology development, organisation start-up and growth. He is an expert in cryogenics and has been responsible for advances in ultra-low temperature technology, superconducting instruments for geophysics and low-noise superconducting devices. He has a Physics degree and D.Phil from Oxford University, and a MBA from the Open University.

 

 

 

Chris Mortimer

Mechanical Engineering Lead

Chris has over 25 years working as a mechanical and production engineer. His skills and experience are in designing, developing and manufacturing world class scientific research equipment and in upscaling to pilot projects for domestic and worldwide deployment. He has produced systems whose scope ranges from laboratory to inner city to tropical jungles to the artic. Chris’ key expertise lies in complex machining, CAD/CAM, ultra-high vacuum systems, pressure reaction system, cryogenics and materials.

Chris holds an MSc in advanced engineering materials. He achieved chartered engineer status in 2015, and is a member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

 

 

Stewart Wilson

Quality Manager

Stewart has gained over 20 years Quality Assurance experience across a broad range of industries, from high volume automotive electronics to low volume, high value contracts within the oil and gas sector. Stewart is a chartered member of the CQI and has a Post Graduate qualification through the Open University. Stewart’s expertise covers numerous Quality Assurance disciplines including installation of Quality Management Systems, 6 Sigma Methodology, 8D Reporting, Auditing, and FMEA Risk Analysis. Stewart has been instrumental in the successful implementation of an ISO13485:2016 certified Quality Management System at York Instruments.

Sam Johnson

Development Lead

Sam has over a decade of experience working with MEG. Having completed his PhD on novel analysis of dynamic physiological systems (at Newcastle), he moved to York to help set up and run the York Neuroimaging Centre, where he maintains an active role. During this time, he developed MEG analysis techniques and helped apply them to a variety of psychological investigations. His first degree was a Masters of Physics (at Oxford) and he is now combining this theoretical knowledge with his practical experience in his role at York Instruments.

 

 

Nat Blundell

Senior Software Architect

Nat brings over 20 years of software development experience to York Instruments having worked on everything from telecoms embedded systems to enterprise scale content management and data mining. He specialises in leading large C and Python projects, taking them through to long term support.

 

 

 

Chris Checkley

Senior Physicist

Chris leads the cutting-edge physics research behind York Instruments new MEG scanner. He obtained his PhD at Royal Holloway College, University of London. His research focused on studying the behaviour of HyQuids and in particular their interactions with other superconducting circuits. After completing his PhD he continued his work as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the London Centre for Nanotechnology. He has published papers in the Journal of Condensed Matter Physics and Physical Review B.

 

 

Jeremy White

Cryogenics Lead

Jeremy has over 30 years experience of high technology development, organisation start-up and growth. He is an expert in cryogenics and has been responsible for advances in ultra-low temperature technology, superconducting instruments for geophysics and low-noise superconducting devices. He has a Physics degree and D.Phil from Oxford University, and a MBA from the Open University.

 

 

 

Chris Mortimer

Mechanical Engineering Lead

Chris has over 25 years working as a mechanical and production engineer. His skills and experience are in designing, developing and manufacturing world class scientific research equipment and in upscaling to pilot projects for domestic and worldwide deployment. He has produced systems whose scope ranges from laboratory to inner city to tropical jungles to the artic. Chris’ key expertise lies in complex machining, CAD/CAM, ultra-high vacuum systems, pressure reaction system, cryogenics and materials.

Chris holds an MSc in advanced engineering materials. He achieved chartered engineer status in 2015, and is a member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

 

 

Stewart Wilson

Quality Manager

Stewart has gained over 20 years Quality Assurance experience across a broad range of industries, from high volume automotive electronics to low volume, high value contracts within the oil and gas sector. Stewart is a chartered member of the CQI and has a Post Graduate qualification through the Open University. Stewart’s expertise covers numerous Quality Assurance disciplines including installation of Quality Management Systems, 6 Sigma Methodology, 8D Reporting, Auditing, and FMEA Risk Analysis. Stewart has been instrumental in the successful implementation of an ISO13485:2016 certified Quality Management System at York Instruments.