The University of Southampton

Chemring Technology Solutions’ Chief Technology Officer Appointed Visiting Professor at University of Southampton

Published: 18 September 2014

Pete Lockhart, Chief Technology Officer of Chemring Technology Solutions, has been appointed Visiting Professor in Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton.

Pete is a distinguished engineer and technology leader, with over 30 years’ experience in leading-edge contract research and development. He has delivered innovative solutions for a diverse range of customers, from television production companies to government security agencies. His career has covered sensor, communication and internet research, and spans both the civil and defence markets, developing bespoke sensors to full turnkey systems for broadcast, transportation, defence and national security applications. He has filed numerous patent applications. “ECS places a high value on its links with industry and opportunities for joint research,” said Professor Neil White, Head of Electronics and Computer Science, “we are therefore delighted to be able to appoint Pete Lockhart as a Visiting Professor.

“Pete is a highly respected figure in UK industry and our staff and students will benefit from his passion for technology, his knowledge and experience of systems engineering, and his enthusiasm for emerging technologies.”

As Chief Technology Officer of Chemring Technology Solutions, Pete is currently responsible for driving the company’s innovation programme. Its focus is on developing cyber security and information-processing technology by combining sensing expertise with machine learning to create novel sense-making and decision-support systems. Chemring Technology Solutions currently employs over 360 engineers and works across the whole of the systems engineering lifecycle.

Pete has had close links with ECS over the last 10 years, working with staff and students, and serving as a member of the ECS Industrial Advisory Board.

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