Development Scientist, ARTIS
Steve has nearly 40 years’ experience of working with a broad range of materials, including adhesives, sealants, textiles, rubbers, paper and board, fibre reinforcements, and composite materials. He began his career with the Ministry of Defence at Woolwich Arsenal before moving to DERA at Farnborough and, eventually, to QinetiQ. Steve joined ARTIS in 2011 where he has primary responsibility for coordinating support to development projects within Avon Protection (ARTIS’ parent company), covering both product and rubber compound development. He also supplies in-service product support to Avon across a range of non-metallic materials and processes, as well as to external customers from a variety of industry sectors. In addition, Steve is responsible for ARTIS’ quality management system and its compliance to ISO 9001.
Steve is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM) and, as well as being a board member, and immediate past-Chair, of the IOM3 Adhesion and Adhesives Group, he is also a board member of the IOM3 Elastomers Group, and a member of the NPL Industrial Advisory Group for composites, adhesives and polymers.