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.
CFO and interim CEO
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gauphy (Fei Gao)
Chief Representative in China
Gauphy has over 25 years of experience in environmental monitoring including 4 years working with Duvas. He has previously worked at Petrochina, Boncontact, Waters, Pall and Nanova as the director of environmental monitoring. He has been involved in over ten of China’s analytical development methods and awarded by the China National Environmental Monitoring Centre (CNEMC) for his contribution to China’s online environmental monitoring program. Gauphy aims to spend the next few years using Duvas Technologies instruments to help people who are exposed to high concentrations of benzene and aims to merge Duvas Technologies with local legislation in the Chinese market.
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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