Director of the e-Agri Sensors Centre
Organization: The University of Manchester - United Kingdom
Dr Grieve is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (UK) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). Before joining the University of Manchester, as Director of the e-Agri Sensors, he gained 18 years of industrial experience in the fields of on-line analysis and measurement R&D within multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Whilst employed by Syngenta (www.syngenta.com), the post at Manchester arose as corporate strategy following his secondment to the company’s New Business Development unit, in 2005, where he worked with the Syngenta Business Scouting team to determine how sensors and informatics systems may be deployed within new integrated products for Sustainable Agriculture & Food. Since commencing an academic career in 2007, he has attracted £1.5M of direct industrial funding from Syngenta which has been leveraged to a total of £5M against UK & EU government and other industrial funds to support projects within his team. Previously Dr Grieve has been the industrial manager on a number of UK Research Council and DTI supported projects. He has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Fellowship to progress his e-Agri research at the University of Manchester (www.manchester.ac.uk/eee/e-agri) and has held a number of funding board roles with UK Research Councils and the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB), including a continuous membership of the EPSRC’s peer review college for over ten years.