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Meet our Science & Research team.

03/04/2018

Where engineering meets science.

We are a passionate team with an understanding of what our clients need, built-up over decades of experience.

Name.

Ian Durbin

Role.

Mechanical Engineer and S&R designer

Level.

Partner

Experience.

  • More than 30 years at Hoare Lea
  • Executive Board member with responsibility for Product and Innovation
  • Established Oxford and Cambridge offices: S&R hubs

S&R superpower.

Design concepts and strategies

I love to design and make furniture in my workshop – and would actually do it if I had more time!

Name.

Matthew Jones

Role.

Electrical Engineer and lab designer

Level.

Partner

Experience.

  • More than 20 years at Hoare Lea
  • Finance Board member and managing partner of Oxford and Cambridge Office
  • Insight through working for a large contractor before joining Hoare Lea

S&R superpower

HE science and commercial lab schemes

I have spent time on both sides of the industry, which gave me a detailed insight into how I can best serve my clients.

Name.

Andrew Somerville

Role.

Mechanical Engineer and bio-containment specialist

Level.

Director

Experience.

  • More than 20 years working on science & research projects
  • Worked in UK and abroad
  • Very large and small projects

S&R superpower.

Biological research facilities and high containment

In my spare time I love working with animals – I socialise puppies to become medical detection dogs.

Name.

Matthew Phinbow

Role.

Mechanical Engineer and lab designer

Level.

Associate

Experience.

  • More than 20 years at Hoare Lea
  • Expertise in HE science and commercial lab schemes

S&R superpower.

Adept at understanding user needs

I really enjoy the art of simplifying – so lab users can truly understand their facility and get the best from it.

Name.

Rui Dinis

Role.

Mechanical Engineer

Level.

Associate

Experience.

  • Gained experience with a specialist cleanroom contractor
  • Expertise in Pharma and Process

S&R superpower.

Cleanroom design & GMP Compliance specialist

Outside of work, I’m currently occupied designing and building a home recording studio.

For more information visit our Science & Research sector page.