Richard Wylde - Managing Director
Richard Wylde splits his time between academic and business work: He was a senior visiting research fellow of the Physics Department, Queen Mary and Westfield College for 15 years and is now based in the Department of Physics and Astronomy , University of St.Andrews.
He also runs the Churchwood Trust group companies, whose WWW site you are visiting. His research interests lie in the design of MM-Wave and Far Infrared optics for plasma fusion diagnostics, astronomy, cosmology and earth remote sensing. He was an associate scientist on ESA's Planck Mission, looking at microKelvin anisotropies in the 2.7K Cosmic Background Radiation. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Acadamy of Engineering in 2013
He is current devoting a lot of his time to the MetOp-SG programme which is keeping TK well occupied
He dives in caves - The photo was taken before entering the Devil's Eye Cave System in Gilcrist County, Florida with the instructor Steve Berman (left) - sadly now deceased.
Holding the Planck HFI focal plain structure
Richard Wylde / Thomas Keating Ltd /
Trevor Walker - Scientific Instrument Director
Instrument maker Trevor Walker makes most of the QO systems that TK builds. Here he is assembling a two colour Interferometer for NIFS in Japan.
Trevor Walker / Thomas Keating Ltd /
Stuart Froud - Works Manager
Stuart is our Works Manager
Starting his engineering career in 1987 with a mechanical engineering apprenticeship with Duracell® batteries he moved into injection mould toolmaking, which then lead him into CAD design work.
Having joined TK in 2003 as a designer, in March 2019 he was promoted to Works Manager, following the retirement of Mick Clack.
As a family man of 2 children, typically a lot of his time is spent running a Taxi Company! But when time allows he can be found cycling or trying to run for more than 5K.
Stuart Froud / Thomas Keating Ltd /
David Roberts - Commercial Manager
David Roberts, our commercial manager and company secretary, is responsible for making sure that all of our paperwork is in order.David Roberts / Thomas Keating Ltd /
Dr Kevin Pike - Project Scientist
Dr Kevin Pike joined Thomas Keating Ltd. after working on the Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation (DNP) Project at the University of Warwick developing 6.7 and 14.1 T high-resolution DNP-enhanced Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and 3.4 T DNP-NMR at cryogenic temperatures with continuous-wave and pulsed microwaves. In addition to his interests in magnetic resonance and microwave hardware, he is also a keen hiker.