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Our Staff

AN EXPERT COLLECTIVE

Our people

Our staff have strong academic backgrounds coupled with the ability to learn new skills quickly. They want to apply their knowledge to provide practical solutions to our customers’ problems. The profiles of some of our staff are included below.

DAVE WAYMONT – Director

Dave studied physics and maths at Cambridge University, followed by a PhD in radio astronomy and a post-doc in antenna measurement.

After leaving academia he worked on sonar, radar and communications systems, gaining a reputation for innovation and free-thinking.

He established Waymont Consulting to do challenging technical work in a demanding market. As well as taking a management overview he carries out feasibility studies, system design, algorithm development, RF design and data analysis.

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PHIL MORRIS – Director

Phil studied Electrical and Information Sciences in the Engineering Department at Cambridge University and graduated in 1999. He was sponsored by the MoD DESG graduate training scheme and worked in a wide range of different companies on summer placements.

After university he joined a technical consultancy and worked on a range of projects including naval radio receivers and network traffic monitoring systems. He started working independently in 2005 and joined Waymont Consulting at the start of 2007.

Phil is responsible for the majority of the hardware and software implementation. This includes FPGA development and optimisation of DSP software to exploit SIMD instruction sets and multi-core processors across a range of architectures.

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JAMES BUCHANAN – Principal

James studied physics at Durham University, followed by an experimental PhD investigating the use of X‑ray and neutron scattering techniques to study nanotechnologies.

As a post‑doctorate researcher (and later as head of R&D for a university spinout) he led a small research team to develop a security anti‑counterfeit / track‑and‑trace technology based on material topology and the optical properties of laser light.

After working independently on a number of consultancy projects, he joined Waymont Consulting in 2010 and currently runs a number of programmes developing software applications and hardware control systems.

MATTHEW WARNES – Consultant

Matthew studied Electronic Engineering at the University of Southampton. He was a UKESF scholar and spent two summer placements working at ARM.

While studying at college and university he worked part-time as a freelance software developer and designed several PCBs.

After graduating in 2013, Matthew joined Waymont Consulting and immediately started PCB design for complex RF systems. Since then he has developed his skills working on a range of projects dealing with PCB design/manufacture, and FPGA and software development.