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Silicon Sensing Appoints New Chief Engineer

Dr Mark Marshall takes on role as emerging inertial sensing technologies open new market opportunities.

Dr Mark Marshall has been appointed as Chief Engineer of Silicon Sensing Systems Ltd. Dr Marshall joined Silicon Sensing in 2017 as the lead engineer on numerous inertial programmes. Immediately prior to commencing as Chief Engineer he was the company’s Consultant Engineer and Electronics Discipline Manager. In this role he was responsible for the electronics and mechanical design of the company’s latest generation, tactical grade inertial measurement unit (IMU) – the DMU41.

Dr Marshall comments: “These are remarkable times in inertial sensing with a long held technological status quo now rapidly shifting. A number of recent micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) inertial product launches are truly challenging fibre-optic gyro (FOG) performance for the first time – with products that are much more compact and rugged – and less power consuming. One of these market disrupting products is our DMU41 9 degrees of freedom (DoF) IMU.”

He continues: “But we know there is so much more we can achieve. The generation of products we are developing today will significantly extend these performance gains, increase endurance and extract even more from system size, weight and power consumption. I am looking forward to leading our engineering team as we evolve these new products and bring them to the market.”

Before joining Silicon Sensing Dr Marshall worked as a senior research engineer in the field of laparoscopic electro-surgical instruments. He has a 1st class honours degree in Computer Aided Engineering, an MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Systems and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.