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Norton Straw win Innovate UK Covid Response Grant

Innovate UK have announced that a team of Norton Straw Consultants have won a key concept design contract as part of the Innovate UK competitive for innovation-led responses to the coronavirus crisis. The company's concept was for a novel form of air sterilisation device to protect individuals who have to work in environments where social distancing is impossible.  To ensure the device is as small, light, and energy efficient as possible, extensive use is being made of Norton Straw's expertise in Computational Fluid Dynamics. ...

Joseph White joins

Joseph White recently became a member of the Norton Straw team, specializing in Information Technology and Cyber Security.  He has over 17 years of experience delivering services and running IT systems including high performance and secure computing to government and UK Ministry of Defence standards. Prior to joining Norton Straw Joseph provided consulting services to international organizations and UK government departments, specializing in cyber security, compliance and vulnerability management.  He will be using his experience...

Keeping busy and keeping fit from home

The Norton Straw team is all set-up to be working from home with secure access to all of our data, engineering software and high-performance computing facilities.  Working from home is not giving any of the team an excuse for  missing our weekly workout! While we cannot go to our Thursday circuits class then Rihttp://www.resultsconditioning.com/) is bringing it to us! We are using our Microsoft Teams for Richard to host our Thursday worklouts and we have whole households getting involved; not all of them want to share...

Laurie Vaughn Joins

Laurie Vaughn has joined Norton Straw Consultants.  Dr Vaughn is a well-known member of the engineering consultancy community, with over twenty years' experience of solving integrity and design problems in the nuclear, aerospace and defence sectors, amongst others.  He is especially known for his work with composite materials and the use of engineering analysis to study their strength and integrity.  He will be joining a rapidly-growing team in Norton Straw's Bristol office as a principal consultant, using his expertise...

Razvan Apetrei Joins

We're pleased to welcome Razvan Apetrei, who joins us from the University of Sheffield where he has just completed a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.  His thesis covered the use of computational fluid dynamics to predict unfavourable aerodynamic phenomena in high-speed aircraft.  During his studies he was also a Guest Scientist at the German Aerospace Centre, studying the problem of poor aerodynamic simulation quality at the edge of aircraft flight. David Fielding, Technical Manager of Norton Straw, declaimed "Razvan embodies...