Michael has a background in science and engineering, with a BSc in Physics and a PhD in Engineering, both from the University of Glasgow. He has worked in both the public and private sectors on technology transfer and technology exploitation projects taking technology from the laboratory out into industry. He has also had an extensive and successful career in business development, over 25 years, across a broad range of sectors and technologies.
Michael has also worked in economic development, on the privatisation of the National Engineering Laboratory, for a University start-up, a large multinational company and a business process and IT outsourcing and consultancy firm.
Prior to joining CENSIS in February 2019, Michael was responsible for business development for QuantIC the UK’s Quantum Hub for Quantum Enhanced Imaging where he facilitated and supported the development of over 30 academic-industry collaborations to accelerate the uptake of quantum technologies.