Projects and Admin Manager
Jonathan co-founded TCS in 2015 and leads the business development and marketing activities. He is a Chartered Engineer with the IET. He has a strong background in industry having worked across automotive and heavy engineering focused companies.
Jonathan obtained a M.Eng in Electronics Engineering in 2010 and a PhD in Electrical Engineering in 2015 both from the University of Glasgow. His PhD work focused on the development of a thermoelectric heat pump applied to the Rankine Cycle.
From 2015 to 2018 he held various post-doctoral positions in the Glasgow University Research Group and also took up secondment positions at Exeter University and Jaen University, Spain. In 2018 he was awarded an Enterprise Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering to enable him to develop and expand TCS. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed publications in thermoelectrics.
Andrew founded TCS Ltd in 2015 with a number of his former Ph.D. and post-doctoral students. He leads the company’s Research and Development activities for thermoelectric power generation and cooling systems. He has an Honours degree and Ph.D in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Glasgow University. His Ph.D. work investigated the impact of 3-D electron velocity distribution and space charge effects in high voltage electromagnetic beam focussing for CRT displays. From 1985 to 2007 Andrew worked in IBM in a number of roles including as a Research Staff Member and latterly as a Senior Technical Staff Member with world-wide responsibility for computer display technologies. In 2007 he moved to Glasgow University as Professor of Power Electronics and shortly thereafter formed the university’s Thermoelectrics Research Group. Whilst at Glasgow he led several £multi-million projects for InnovateUK, EPSRC and the E.U. into industrial applications of thermoelectrics. He was a co-founder of the UK’s EPSRC-funded “TEMPEST” network that brought together the UK’s academic and industrial leaders in the thermoelectrics field. He also served on the National Physical Laboratory’s Advisory Board for Thermoelectrics and co-authored the UK Thermoelectrics Roadmap. Andrew has worked as an engineer and physicist for his entire career. He is a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.) and Chartered Physicist (C.Phys), a Member of the Institute of Phyics (M.Inst.P), a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (SMIEEE), and a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (FIEE), the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE) and the Royal Scoety of Edinburgh (FRSE). He holds over 60 patents and has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers covering a diverse range of topics including thermoelectrics, computer architecture and display technologies. Outside of work he has served as a non-exec director, as a Trustee of a charity, as the Chairman of the Meccano Society of Scotland and was awarded the Sir Alec Issigonis Shield in 2017.
Mrs Elaine McNamara is the company’s financial and administration manager, along with being a director. Her degree is in Business Law and HR Management. She has over 30 years’ experience in business management and administration in addition to her expertise in contracts, compliance with employment legislation and project management. In a previous role Elaine also served as a company director for 8 years and was also a Trustee of a charity.
Dr. Paul Mullen is the software engineering manager at Thermoelectric Conversion Systems Ltd. Paul is one of the co-founders of TCS and has spent the last year building up the software systems within the company and establishing best practices for software development.
Previously, Paul was developing distributed software systems and tooling for smart grid electrical networks.
In 2017, Paul was awarded a Ph.D in Engineering from the University of Glasgow for his systems engineering work on latent heat storage systems. This interdisciplinary work ranged from chemical synthesis to constructing a large scale prototype with innovation at every level.
Paul spent several years as a postgraduate researcher with a keen focus on thermoelectric energy harvesting technologies, developing prototype systems with industrial partners and publishing work in academic journals.
In 2013, Paul was awarded an M.Eng in Electronic and Software Engineering from the University of Glasgow.
During his spare time, Paul runs an online community and develops game server administration tools.