Mike gained his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Manchester University (UK) in 1982. Starting his professional career with Philips, initially in their UK R+D labs & subsequently in the fab in Nijmegen, Holland. He had subsequent marketing roles at UK-based OEMs Cambridge Instruments, VSW and VG Semicon before joining Edwards 21 years ago. He has held various technical and marketing positions before beginning his current role 2 years ago.
Mike has numerous published articles and patents to his name, co-chairs a SEMI standards committee, participates in the IRDS, is a UK PFC “expert” on the IPCC (and now is a lead author) and has authored chapters on Vacuum and Environmental issues in the forthcoming Semiconductor Manufacturing Handbook.
He became a visiting Professor in the School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, UK in September 2017.
Mike has been married for 38 years and has 2 grown-up children.