Dr Brendan Casey, CEO
CEO and member of the KNT (Kelvin Nanotechnology) Board since 2011, Brendan leads on the planning and development of KNT’s short and long term strategies; creating and implementing KNT’s vision while managing company targets.
In 2006, Brendan attracted funding to set up KNT through JWNC (James Watt Nanofabrication Centre) at the University of Glasgow as a facility in the UK’s Micro and Nanotechnology (MNT) Facilities Network. The project was joint funded by Scottish Enterprise and TSB to open access for industry to the world leading capability at the JWNC.
Brendan has built up a substantial global customer portfolio and has played a key role in the technology incubation and support of several start-up companies.
Brendan has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Bioelectronics from the University of Glasgow. He sits on several government advisory and review committees and boards on nano, quantum and emerging technologies as well as a number of industry advisory boards.
Dr Gordon Mills, COO
Appointed COO and a member of the Board at KNT (Kelvin Nanotechnology) in 2011, Gordon designs and implements the business operations of KNT ensuring efficiency and effective management of the manufacturing and distribution of goods and services to customers.
Gordon achieved an MEng and PhD from Glasgow University in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, which involved periods of employment with Leica Microsystems GmbH in Heidelberg and Motorola Corp. in Phoenix, AZ. Subsequently Gordon succeeded in commercialising a new kind of thermal microscope probe, developed during his PhD, before joining KNT in 2000. During this initial period at KNT he managed a wide range of commercial R&D projects in the field of micro and nanotechnology focussed on semiconductor device prototyping.
In recent years Gordon has managed the growth of KNT in terms of both R&D programs and manufacturing, as it has more than doubled turnover and headcount. Particular pride is taken in the assembly of a great team of engineers, technicians and administrators who drive the success of KNT forward, and the development of a culture of technical excellence and continuous improvement.