Ian received his B.Sc. in Physics from the University of York (UK) in 1986 and his Ph.D from the Open University (UK) in 1995. Over the last 30 years he has worked across a wide spectrum of optical engineering projects from thermal infra-red to extreme ultra-violet and in doing so has designed and developed optical systems in fields of optical metrology, laser micromachining, microlithography, solar collection, solid state illumination, diffractive optics and projection display. More recently he has been optics for autonomous vehicles.
He is also a member of the Institute of Physics, the Optical Society of America, the European Optical Society.
He is also a member of the AENOR (Spanish Association for Standards and Certification) committee on Laser Systems and Electro Optics and of the IEEE P2020 working group on automotive image quality.
He is a Chartered Physicist and Chartered Engineer.