Chris Morison

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Personal Details

Name:Christopher Neil Morison
Year of Birth:1976
Address:18 Torridon Close
Woking
Surrey
GU21 3DB
E-mail:chris@morison.net
Web:http://www.organizer.morison.net/

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Education and Qualifications

Sept 1998 - June 2002:Biomechanics PhD - "The Dynamics of Shaken Baby Syndrome"
The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT
Involves 3D finite element modelling of a soft brain suspended within a fluid inside a rigid skull to determine tolerances for acute subdural hematoma induced by shaking. Also material testing of human infant bridging veins on custom designed testing rig.
Sept 1994 - Jun 1998:2.i MEng(Hons.) Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT
Awarded the Institute of Mechanical Engineers prize for best Final Year Project "An Investigation of Chaotic Dynamics"
Oct 1987 - Jun 1994:Henbury High School, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3JP
'A' levels:Mathematics, Physics, ComputingGrade A
General StudiesGrade C
GSCEs:Maths, Maths Extension, Science, History, Keyboarding,
English language, French, CDT
RSAs:Computer Literacy & IT, Typwriting skills, Background to Business

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Work Experience

Jul 2002 - Present:Research & Development Engineer for Pandrol Ltd
Responsibilities include: Finite Element Analysis; Software development and maintanance (C++, LabWindows/CVI); Development and maintanance of automated data acquisition system for train noise & vibration measurements; Analysis, reporting and presentation of noise & vibration data; Designing and running laboratory experiments; Theoretical design and development of current and future products.
Nov 1998 - May 1999:Consultant for Philips Electronics in spare time during PhD.
Finite element modelling of Pad Printing process. Working on my own, communicating directly with research department of Philips Electronics in The Netherlands.
Summer 1998:Research for Birmingham University as part of EC sponsored Brite-Euram project
Finite element modelling of Pad Printing process. Algorithm developed to pre-deform the original image to reduce the distortion of the printed image.
Results presented in Denmark to European companies including Philips and Lego.

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Skills

  • Computer programming - Basic, Visual Basic, Pascal, Delphi, C++, LabWindow/CVI, Fortran, Matlab, Assembler, LISP, Excel Macros.
  • Finite Element Analysis - Patran, Dytran, MARC, Cosmos/M, Cosmos/DesignStar and can learn new packages quickly.
  • Fluid Modelling - Dytran, FLUENT.
  • Report Writing - PhD Thesis passed without correction; Final year project thesis awarded prize for best project.
  • Presentation Skills - Awarded prize for 'best presentation' both times I presented at the department's Annual Symposium of Postgraduate Research.
  • Web-page design in HTML.
  • Computer literacy - can pick up new programming languages and applications very quickly.
  • Hold a full, clean UK driving licence.
  • Basic knowledge of French.
  • Graduate Schools Programme - brought out team-work, organisational, communication, planning, managing and interpersonal skills.
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Responsibilities

1998 - 2001:Postgraduate Supervisor in University Halls of Residence.
Looking after welfare and security of a group of First Year Undergraduates, including one year as Senior Supervisor, in charge of other Supervisors and responsible for the site in the Warden's absence.
1998 - 2002:Small group teaching & Laboratory demonstrating to 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates.
Demonstrating aspects of dynamics and control to reinforce subjects taught in lectures.
1994 - 1996:Publicity Officer for University Rock Society.
Writing regular newsletters to members and advertising our events around campus.
1993:Planning Duke of Edinburgh Expedition to Norway.
1992:Accountant for a successful Young Enterprise Company.
Nominated for regional Arthur Anderson Award for contributing the most to my group.

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Leisure Activities

  • Supporting and improving a successful Shareware program which has over 1000 registered users.
    The software is a desktop personal organiser for RISC OS computers. It was released on the internet in 1997 and was immediately popular due to its comprehensive features built into a very intuitive and attractive user interface. It has spread by word-of-mouth alone. In 1999 RISC OS Ltd (the authors of the operating system) paid for the license to distribute an early version of the software with every copy of the Operating System they sold.
  • Playing squash and badminton.
    Runner-up in 2000 Unilever Summer Sports Festival Mixed-Doubles Badminton Tournament.
    Member of local squash league and badminton club
  • Member of University Badminton Ladder for 3 years.
  • Cycling (for lesiure and to work), reading and going to the cinema.

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