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Dr Jeremy Smallwood MIEE MInstP
  • March 1998: Founded Electrostatic Solutions Ltd.

  • 1994-1998: Electrostatics Section Leader at ERA Technology Ltd

  • 1987-1994: Contract Research at Southampton University Electrostatics Research Group. Achieved PhD in 1993.

  • 1979-1987: Electronics instrumentation Design & Development

  • 1979: BSc Electronics at Southampton University, UK

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Jeremy commenced his career spending seven years in electronics R&D in UK south coast small to medium size companies, in which he reached the position of Senior Development Engineer developing electronic instruments and marine autopilot and navigational systems. In 1987 he accepted a contract research post with Southampton University Electrostatics Research Group. His research into measurement of electrostatic discharge ignition of explosible materials, became the subject of his PhD. This work investigated capacitive systems such as metal objects and the human body as sources of potentially incendive ElectroStaticDischarges (ESD).

During further contracts at Southampton he gained considerable experience in electrostatics research and consultancy. From 1991 to 1994 he specialised in Finite Element Analysis electrostatics computer aided design, using Vector Fields Opera Finite Element software to investigate electrostatic fields, potentials and current flow in particulate layers leading to ignition conditions.

In August 1994 Jeremy joined ERA Technology Ltd., where he led the Electrostatics and Dielectrics Section, working extensively on electrostatics R&D project and consultancy activities. He undertook a wide variety of electrostatics applications development and consultancy work, including electrostatic damage prevention in the electronics industry, ESD in EMC, environmental electrostatics, and electrostatic explosion hazards. Jeremy's ESD research experience has combined with his electronics background to offer considerable insight into prevention of ESD damage and interference to electronics systems.

Jeremy is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and has been Chairman of the Electrostatics Group of the Institute of Physics, regularly speaking as part of their seminar programme. He contributed to the British Standards GEL15/4 committee working on BS 7506:1995 Methods for measurements in electrostatics, and as a member of the BSI panels GEL101 (Handling of electrostatic sensitive devices) and GEL 601 (Control of undesirable static electricity). In 1996 Jeremy joined the International Electrotechnical Committee TC101 as a UK expert and was Chairman of IEC TC101, from 2000 to 2012.

Jeremy formed Electrostatic Solutions Ltd in March 1998, to provide a wide range of electrostatics and ESD Consultancy, training and R&D services with a stated mission of "excellence in electrostatic technology expertise providing client oriented solutions". Electrostatic Solutions Ltd celebrates 20 years in business in 2018.

In October 2010 Jeremy was awarded the ESD Association Industry Pioneer Recognition Award "for advancing the awareness of EOS/ESD throughout the world" and "the significant contributions ...made to our Association"

In 2017 he was awarded the European Working Party "Static electricity in industry" International Fellow Award in recognition of "dedicated service and notable contributions tothe advancement of the field of industrial electrostatics as a researcher and a teacher" at the Electrostatics 2017 Conference in Frankfurt, Germany.

EWP Static Electricity in industry Award

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