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Meet the team

Dr. Philip Howes
Senior Research Scientist
Dr Philip Howes leads the scientific research of GoRolloe including materials development, scientific testing, and analysing pollution capture impact.

He specialises in nanoparticles, with applications in the healthcare and energy sectors. Following his PhD in materials chemistry from King’s College London, he undertook a postdoctoral research at Imperial College London and ETH Zurich before joining LSBU in 2021, where he now assumes the position of Senior Lecturer.
Our team is made up of engineers and scientist with support from business mentors.
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Kristen Tapping
Kristen manages GoRolloe including design, partnerships, legal, funding, and accounting.

She is an industrial designer experienced in the automotive interior sector and has a track record of having won or placed in 16 international design competitions. In addition to running GoRolloe, Kristen is an Associate Lecturer at London South Bank University (LSBU) in design and rail engineering.
Barney Townsend
Senior Design Engineer
Barney leads the design engineering, prototyping, and engineering testing aspect of GoRolloe.

He holds an MSc in Enterprise, and is a named inventor on 3 previous patents. Barney has extensive experience in engineering design, prototyping, and manufacturing techniques. He is the Deputy head of Mechanical Engineering and Design division at LSBU and is leading Aim93, a project to build the fastest bicycle in the world.
Neal Munyebvu
Chemical Engineer
Neal runs the scientific experiments and material development of GoRolloe.

He spent 5 years in the chemical engineering sector, focused on the support and development of automated batch and flow chemical reactor systems. In 2021, he joined  LSBU where his research interests include the batch-to-flow conversion of chemical syntheses, reaction automation, continuous flow technology development, and the use of algorithms to accelerate material development.

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