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Company Directors

Jonathan Cameron

Jonathan Cameron Phd, MEng


Jonathan has worked on Xray imaging systems at Cheyney Design and Development since 2011. Prior to that he spent 4 years as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate, in the Signal Processing Laboratory of Cambridge University Enginnering Department, working with Dr Joan Lasenby. During that period he worked with Pneumacare, a medical devices startup, applying his experience in high speed video capture and analysis to the capture of human breathing. From 2007 until 2010 his primary research was in the collection and analysis of motion data in a high performance sports setting (SESAME). This work lead to IIO, a data capture framework in the Linux kernel, of which he remains the maintainer. Also during this period, and his PhD, he was heavily involved in gait rehabilitation research that is currently undergoing commercialization via Asuuta, a startup. His PhD focused on extending the mathematical framework of Conformal Geometric Algebra and the automated processing of markered motion capture data for real-time visual feedback and analysis of human motion.

Jonathan's focus is now on driving new Xray generation and imaging technology into new and existing applications.

Matt Cole

Dr. Matt T Cole FIoN, CEng, CPhys, PhD (Cantab), MEng (Oxon), MIET, MIEEE, MInstP, AHEA


Dr Cole is a post-doctoral research fellow investigating the field emission properties and heterogeneous integration of chemical vapour deposited nanomaterials. He is based at Cambridge University in the Department of Engineering, Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics in the Electronic Devices and Materials group.

He gained an MEng (Hons) in Engineering Sciences from Oxford University in 2008 and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cambridge University in 2011. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology (FIoN), a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Chartered Physicist (CPhys), a Eur Ing, and a STEM ambassador. His awards include an Isaac Newton Trust Fellowship (2011), a Winston Churchill Trust Fellowship (2012), and an International Young Scientist Research Fellowship (2013). He has spent time as a visiting scholar at Harvard University, a research associate at Sharp Laboratories of Europe and is an AIXTRON Nanoinstruments Research Fellow. He is a Research Fellow, Tutor, Deputy Admissions Tutor, and Director of Studies in Engineering at St Edmund's College Cambridge University.

Bill Milne

Prof. Bill Milne FREng. FIET, FIMMM


Bill Milne has been Head of Electrical Engineering at Cambridge University since 1999 and Director of the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) since 2005. In 1996 he was appointed to the ‘‘1944 Chair in Electrical Engineering’’. He obtained his BSc from St Andrews University in Scotland in 1970 and then went on to read for a PhD in Electronic Materials at Imperial College London. He was awarded his PhD and DIC in 1973 and, in 2003, a D.Eng (Honoris Causa) from University of Waterloo, Canada. He was elected a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering in 2006. He was awarded the J.J. Thomson medal from the IET in 2008 and the NANOSMAT prize in 2010 for excellence in nanotechnology.

His research interests include large area Si and carbon based electronics, graphene, carbon nanotubes and thin film materials. Most recently he has been investigating MEMS, SAW and FBAR devices and SOI based micro heaters for ( bio) sensing applications. He has published/presented ~ 800 papers in these areas, of which ~ 150 were invited. He co-founded Cambridge Nanoinstruments with 3 colleagues from the Department and this was bought out by Aixtron in 2008 and in 2009 co founded Cambridge CMOS Sensors with Julian Gardner from Warwick Univ. and Florin Udrea from Cambridge Univ.

Richard Parmee

Richard Parmee


Richard Parmee is an engineer and serial entrepreneur in the fields of image processing, automatic Xray inspection and electronic gauging. He has worked extensively in the fields of precision measurement, statistical quality control and end-of-line inspection, and has supplied equipment to many of the largest companies in the world. He is the chairman of the Cheyney group of companies, an international group engaged in developing and implementing Xray applications for the food and pharmaceutical industries.

He is a graduate of University of Cambridge, in Electrical Sciences and is currently researching the applications of field emission using Carbon Nanotubes, for Xray generation, at the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics in Cambridge. He holds the William Pitt Fellowship at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He is a mentor and angel investor in start-up companies, and is a board member of the Cambridge Angels.