Technical Advisory Board

A Technical Advisory Board has been established to provide a forum for technical collaboration between Research & Development staff and external leaders within the lighting field generally and plasma lighting specifically.

The Technical Advisory Board also acts as the nucleus to creating and leading “Ceravision’s Centre of Excellence.”

The Technical Advisory Board comprises of:

Dr. Stuart MuckleJohn - Ceravision

Dr. Mucklejohn is a graduate of the University of Exeter where he was awarded a BSc and PhD in chemistry. For 27 years, he was engaged in the design, development and production of highly efficient light sources with GE Lighting, formerly Thorn Lighting, in Leicester. He has extensive experience in working at the interface between industry, commerce and academia. He has published widely on the science and technology of light sources, high temperature chemistry and the determination of thermodynamic data being the co-author of more than 80 scientific publications. More recently, he has been the project manager for In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) studies funded by NASA and the European Space Agency. He is the winner of the IEC Centenary Challenge with Professor Georges Zissis and is a Visiting Fellow at Nottingham Trent University.

Barry Preston - Ceravision

Since graduating from Manchester University with a BSc. (Hons) in 1971, Mr Preston worked for 34 years in the lighting industry with GE Lighting, formerly Thorn Lighting. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, quality, design and strategic planning roles working with High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps. He has played a leading role in the launch of ranges of quartz and ceramic lamps, aimed at both commercial and entertainment applications. He acquired corporately certified 6-Sigma Master Black Belt status with GE. He holds a number of joint patents on discharge light sources, has co-authored a number of papers and is co-author, along with Eddie Odell, of the chapter on metal halide light sources in Lamps and Lighting (Arnold Press).

Peter Raynham - University College London

Mr Raynham has worked within the area of light and lighting since 1976 and has spent the last 18 years working on research and education at University College London (UCL). He is currently the course director for the Light and Lighting MSc programme within the UCL Institute for Environment and Design Engineering. He is active in a number of professional and standards bodies.

Professor N St J Braithwaite

Professor Braithwaite is Professor of Engineering Science at the Open University in Milton Keynes. He is a specialist in many aspects of plasma physics and has been an active researcher and teacher in this field since 1987 and is the author of a book “Physics of Radio-Frequency Plasmas”. He is currently Science Director of the Open University for STEM Pedagogy, which brings together academics in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to promote innovation, scholarship and enterprise in open and distance learning.        

Dr. Declan A Diver

Dr. Diver is a Reader at the University of Glasgow, specialising in Plasma Science. His main area of research is the role of self-consistent electric and magnetic fields in the dynamics of charged particles and neutrals for complex gaseous systems (plasmas) and he has published a number of papers on various aspects of theoretical plasma physics.  Dr. Diver is also Director and Co-Founder of Anacail Ltd, a spin-off company from the University of Glasgow, using cold plasma generated ozone in various decontamination applications across the food and medical sectors.

Further Information

Future Applications

Energy efficiency is a global driver within many markets and Ceravision’s core technology has the ability to address these markets. Due to the flexible nature of the technology we are able to facilitate a variety of power levels (400 W to 5 kW) and spectra ranging from visible to UV light.


Ceravision’s High Efficiency Plasma (HEP) light is particularly suited to medium and high power applications. The light is emitted from a very small source, which enables Ceravision to accurately focus and distribute the light. This in turn facilitates significantly greater optical performance.

Intellectual Property

Ceravision maintains an extensive Intellectual Property (“IP”) portfolio comprising Patents, Trade Marks and Design Rights.

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