People and skills are key to the success of SPECIFIC

Our People

More than 130 people work at our Baglan facility on a range of projects that contribute either directly or indirectly to the ‘Buildings as Power Stations’ vision. They include university researchers, senior industrial scientists, product developers, business development specialists and an architect. This unique mix makes for a vibrant base from which ideas are shared, tested and developed into new products.

Senior Management Team

Kevin Bygate Chief Executive Officer
Jan Bell Commercial Engagement Director
Paul Jones Technology Director
Professor Dave Worsley Research Director / Sêr Cymru Joint Chair
Dr Justin Searle Deputy Research Director

Board Members

Dr Robert Quarshie - Materials KTN Director (Chair of Advisory Board)
Dr Diana Montgomery - Construction Products Association Chief Executive
Professor Steve Wilks - Swansea University Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Science & Engineering)
Dr Nick Brown - Akzo Nobel
Christian Inglis - Innovate UK Integrated Energy Innovation Platform lead
Jon Ferriman - Tata Steel Europe Technical Director
Professor Peter Head - Ecological Sequestration Trust Executive Chair
Dr Ron Loveland - Welsh Government Energy Advisor
Dr Tracy Hanlon - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Senior Portfolio Manager – Manufacturing the Future
Dr Philip Ramsey - NSG Group Chief Technology Officer

Research & Innovation

Dr Jenny Baker Technology Transfer Fellow
Professor James Sullivan Co-Director of Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A)
Professor Geraint Williams Head of Materials Research Centre
Professor Neil McMurray Professor
Dr Harrison Ka Hin Lee Technology Transfer Fellow
Dr David Penney Associate Professor / Co-Director of Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A)
Dr Zhengfei Wei Technology Transfer Fellow
Dr Peter Greenwood Technology Transfer Fellow
Dr Carol Glover Technology Transfer Fellow
Dr Eifion Jewell Senior Technology Transfer Fellow
Dr James McGettrick Technology Transfer Fellow
Dr Chris Morgans Strategic Operations Manager
Dr Raman Subramanian Technology Transfer Fellow
Dr Trystan Watson Associate Professor
Dr Rachel Woods Technology Transfer Fellow

Sêr Solar

Professor James Durrant Sêr Cymru Research Chair / Professor of Photochemistry
Professor Jenny Nelson Sêr Cymru Joint Chair / Professor of Physics
Dr Silvia Villarroya-Lidon PV Business Development Manager
Dr Matthew Carnie Senior Lecturer
Dr Cecile Charbonneau Senior Lecturer
Dr Matthew Davies Senior Lecturer
Dr Wing Chung Tsoi Senior Research Officer / Sêr Solar Research Fellow

Stakeholder Engagement & Professional Services

Dr Christian Bryant Research Commercialisation and Industry Engagement Manager
Dr Adrian Walters Project & IP Manager
Dr David Bould Operation Manager
Sharon Bishop External Engagement Manager
Dr Jonny Williams Business Development Manager
Mark Spratt Technical Business Development Manager
Gill Kelleher Policy and Engagement Manager

Scale-up, Integration & Demonstration

Joanna Morgan Building Integration Manager
Dr Richard Lewis Senior Technology Transfer Fellow
Tom Griffiths Technology Transfer Fellow - Smart Systems Integration and Development
Dr Jon Elvins Senior Technology Transfer Fellow
Dr Bruce Philip Technology Transfer Fellow
Dr Chris Weirman Programme Manager – Demo & Scale-Up

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Central Avenue
Port Talbot,
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