Duvas was conceived as part of research activity at Imperial College London. Later moving to Queen Mary Bioenterprises (QMB) innovation centre in East London it is now located in Banbury, United Kingdom.
Continually evolving over these formative years, Duvas’s research and development has focussed on gas detection methods using ultraviolet light for the detection of pollutant gases at ppb level. Duvas has successfully made the cultural move from academic to commercial and has a genuine desire to raise and support global awareness of the need for improved air quality.
The Duvas Team
The team are energetic and vibrant. With a diverse, experienced and complimentary skill we share the same ambitions for company growth and success and we dont waste time when new ideas and opportunities come along.
Steve joined Duvas in 2017 after 27 years with Geotech UK, where he was Managing Director from 2009. Passionate about new technology and with a track record in global sales but always keeping an eye on the financials! His pragmatic outlook and results orientated approach bring new energy to the Duvas team.
Tim joined Duvas after 20 years with the MarketingFile group, which he founded and of which he was Finance Director, a role combined with spells as both MD and Technical Director. Prior to this, he worked as group financial controller with Sempernova PLC, a boutique biotechnology company, and Kuoni Travel Ltd as management accountant. Experienced in small business development, private equity funding and IPO’s, Tim has a degree in European Business Studies.
Dr. Phillipa Smith
Phillipa joined Duvas in November 2017. She brings experience in X-ray spectroscopy and optical imaging from her history in space instrumentation. Using experimental and computer modelling techniques, she obtained her PhD in the characterisation and optimisation of an X-ray detector for mapping the elemental composition of the surface of the Moon. She has worked for a summer at NASA, where she contributed to the landing site selection criteria for future lunar missions, and also assisted the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). In her post-doc position she turned to optical imaging, working on a microscope system to image samples before being analysed in a mass spectrometer system on a European Space Agency (ESA) mission.
Corina joined Duvas in 2016. Previously, she was working as a software engineer for more than three years, writing applications in C++ for Windows and Embedded systems (CE and XP) to control medical devices. She is passionate about programming in C++ and very keen to learn new technologies. She brings her experience in the full software development life cycle, from requirements to design, implementation, testing, release, and maintenance, and also her five years’ experience as a research scientist(following her PhD degree in biophysics where she was applying mathematical and computer models to proteins and bacterial DNA).
Senior Applications Engineer
Tayyaba joined Duvas in 2016. She has a Masters in Chemistry and has previously worked in the petroleum and jewellery sectors, advising and assisting clients to meet British and EU regulations. Her experience with quality control in an accredited environment has aided Duvas in transitioning from an academic project to a reliable commercial application.
Dr. Zhiyong Zhang
Zhiyong joined DUVAS in 2012 after more than 10 years R&D career in the field of FTIR spectroscopy, spectrum measurement, medical image analysis and medical modality. As a lead system service designer and software lead, he worked in the R&D department of X-Ray and Imaging information system in GE Healthcare. Currently, he focuses on the system design of gas analytic instrument with UV spectroscopy and develops novel multi-component gas detection technologies for VOCs and AQM gases at PPB level sensitivity.
Jordan started working with the Duvas team in February 2017, after coming from a commercial sales environment alongside a degree in Chemistry. With a keen interest in the mechanical and optical properties of the current product, he has forged new analysis and testing parameters. Jordan has also been in the field assisting with sales, with the commercial drive to power Duvas through 2017 and beyond.
Global Sales Executive
James joined Duvas in October 2017, previously he worked at Geotech UK as territory manager for the Asia Pacific. Extensive travel and experience gained during employment at Unilever, Colgate and Nestle have developed strong commercial awareness in sales and marketing. James has a Biology BSc and spends time at the gym, swimming and watching films.
Helen joined Duvas in November 2017. She has worked in an administrative, accounts, secretarial and PA capacity for over 25 years in a variety of sectors including Manufacturing, Construction and Corporate Events. This has given her a wealth of business development and office management experience. In her spare time Helen decorates ceramics and loves all things vintage Volkswagen especially Split screen campervans.
Sally joined Duvas in December 2017 and brings 20 years lab experience running both liquid and gas determination instruments within government agencies and in research and manufacturing industries. Originally qualifying in Earth Sciences at Oxford Brookes; she later worked for ten years on chemical and isotopic analysis for the British Geological Survey, mostly with ICPAES and mass spectrometers and has since gained experience in many labs. She spent four years developing RF sensors for a wide and diverse range of applications; running prototypes and providing the verification by industry standards. Strong experience in Health and Safety combined with development of safe standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practice means that she brings a safe pair of hands to our team and is a cheerful new edition. Ask her about her ten years skiing as chalet host or how she picked up a Greek husband during her over thirty year obsession with science fiction, gaming and snorkelling.
Careers at Duvas
Why not consider a career with us?
Duvas is looking to grow rapidly and has opportunities at many levels including:
- Technical and development, ideally with experience in optical or analytical instrumentation.
Please send your up-to-date CV, indicating your main area of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in contact.
Duvas’s commercial operations provide air quality services and products across the globe. We work with distributors to reach a variety of customers and applications, including governments, local authorities, light and heavy industry, manufacturing plants, transport and shipping infrastructure and environmental groups. Please feel free to contact our fully trained distributors and to discuss your needs.
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