The people behind this site

Alastair John Taylor

Address: xxxxx, Cambridge, xxxxx
Tel: 01223 xxxxxx
Date of birth: 28/06/78
Mob: 07812 xxxxxx
Nationality: British


2004- Present Syrris Ltd, Royston

Project Engineer for engineering consultancy. Specilise in developing products for by chemists and chemical engineers. Undertaking all aspects of project management, from initial research all the way to final design and manufacture. Specific projects to date include micro fluidic pumping, development of micro-fluidic valves and reaction chips, and Project Leader for development of a Calorimeter reaction vessel. Have gained significant project management experience in an intense environment geared towards satisfying quality objectives in demanding timescales.

2001-2003 Biorobotics Ltd, Cambridge

MEMS technologies. Microfluidics for the Biotech industry. Developing and improving new devices for contact and non-contact printing (ink-jet) of DNA arrays. Involved in all stages of product development including theoretical modelling, fluid dynamics, mechanical design work (including use of ProEngineer), experimental testing, prototyping, and final manufacture. Named inventor on 4 patents, and published in the SPIE journal (SPIE-4407, 281-294)

Summer 00 Biorobotics Ltd, Cambridge

Design and implementation of quality assurance procedure, by created an automated image recognition system. Liaised with both senior management and production staff to obtain optimal system.

Summer 98 Capital Controls Ltd, Didcot

Ultra-violet water disinfection systems. Designed and built system for calibrating UV sensors to be used under varying conditions. Created mathematical models for entire range of disinfection units. Considerable use of AutoCAD14.

1996-1997 GAP year with Capital Controls Ltd, Didcot
NVQ Level 3, Oxford Brookes University

Attended structured engineering & management training course at Oxford Brookes University.

Design and development of UV disinfection systems. Sucessfully re-designed UV sensors to improve reliability. Investigated and solved problems associated with systems running in cold temperatures. Testing of water purity monitors. Beta testing of toxicity testers (results used to win multi-million pound MOD contract)

Awarded prize for efforts; see education for details


1997-2001 Trinity Hall, Cambridge University,
M’Eng Engineering

4th year (72%)

Final Year Project : MEMS systems in collaboration with Biorobotics Ltd. Involved research into laser machining techniques, thin-film coatings, fluid modelling and image recognition

Examined Work: Advanced linear, and Non-linear vibrations, Electrical Materials, Finite Elements, Operations Research, Internal Combustion Engine.

3rd Year (2.1)

Projects: Design, optimisation, and build of heat exchanger
Prize awarded for winner of 3rd year design project
Extensive training project on ProEngineer.

Examined Work: Dynamics and Vibrations, Fluid Dynamics,Aerodynamics, Environmental Engineering.

1st & 2nd Year (2.1)

Examined Work: Mathematics, Mechanics, Dynamics, Structures,Thermodynamics, Fluids, Electrical, Linear Systems, Software.

1996-1997 GAP Year, NVQ Level 3- Business management

First prize award for ‘Best contribution to Host Company’ by the ‘Year In Industry’ initiative (

1989-1996 Abingdon School, Abingdon

4 Grade As: Further Maths, Maths, Physics, Chemistry

4A*s, 5As, 2Bs: Including English, French, German, Maths.

French for Business Use

Activities and Achievements

Production Manager of June Event Committee (2000)

Organised the entire production side of a University wide Event for 1,500+ guests within a strict budget. Work involved hiring entertainments, sound and lighting design, marquees, health and safety issues, and implementing creative themes and ideas.

Entertainments President (1999-00)

Organised a successful years worth of entertainment for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at Trinity Hall. Assumed many roles including treasurer, booking agent, publicity manager, sound engineer, lighting designer, and bar manager. Involved in many negotiations with College authorities, and became adept at keeping calm in the most hectic situations.

Member of Trinity Hall J.C.R committee (1999-00)

Sat on a college committee representing undergraduate’s views at Trinity Hall. Had many dealings with college authorities on a number of issues, including rent negotiations, building plans, computer facilities, and even canteen food quality.

Web-site: Co-founded as a personal project to learn more about web-design, and more importantly, about web advertising

Music: Have been involved in the production of many theatrical and musical events

Travel: Enjoyed visiting China on a 5 week tour, as well parts of Europe and the USA.


Stuart Elmes
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Dr David Moore
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