Dr Philip Cooper joined the Centre in February 2015 after retiring from De La Rue International following 14 years service in research. Philip has worked in various research roles for over 40 years in many diverse industries and has wide experience in designing research projects for mass production. He has degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from London University and a PhD in Transducer Design from Exeter University. While at De La Rue, Philip had a number of research roles from Technology Applications Manager to the Head of Research developing security product ideas for the next decade. Prior to De La Rue, Philip championed innovation in his roles in electrical machines, magnetic metals, automotive, textiles and defence. At Exeter University he helped innovate, design and instigate manufacture of a Tactile Aid for the profoundly deaf.
Philip has been a major supporter for Large-Area Electronics for many years, persuading De La Rue to fund significant research into printable semi-conductors and energy harvesting systems. He has presented seminal work on printed electronics at many major conferences and is widely published in the field.