Clive grew up in rural North Shropshire in the United Kingdom and trained in Mathematical Engineering at Loughborough University. After graduation, Ford Motor Company supported Clive to undertake an industry sponsored PhD where he worked on developing methodologies for designing control strategies for active suspension systems.
After completing his studies in 1993, Clive relocated to New Zealand to take up a lectureship position at Massey University in the Technology and Engineering Department in Palmerston North. At Massey University, Clive was involved in numerous industrial consulting projects focusing on the processing industries and, in particular, dairy product processing.
In 1999 he moved to LincLab (subsequently Canesis then AgResearch) specialising in industrial consulting, production benchmarking and auditing. He then moved to Keraplast Research where he was part of a small team commercialising a novel (bio)technology for wound care. This role encompassed multiple facets including: product development, management of clinical trials, liaising with distributors, process scale-up and establishment of manufacturing facilities, process improvement and optimisation, management of quality systems and regulatory issues.
Clive recently joined Lincoln Agritech and is part of the sensing technologies team where he will contribute to projects involving electromagnetic sensing technologies, including microwaves.
Away from work, Clive is a partner in a commercial walnut orchard. This industry has taught him new skills and has given him further insight into the commercial agricultural and horticultural sectors.
Clive’s interests are:
- Electromagnetic sensing technologies
- Process modelling and Control
- Product development
- Applied Mathematics