Mr David Wallis

Mr David Wallis

Electronic Engineer

Location: Loanhead

Tel: 0131 448 5106

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Biography

  •  2008 – ongoing : Second in command Marine Operations at Loanhead site
  •  2001 –2008 : Electronics engineer at Marine Operations Loanhead site
  •  1986 –2001 : Joined BGS, Murchison House
  •  1985 –1986 : Test engineer, Philips/MEL, Dunfermline
  •  1984 –1985 : Test and repair Engineer, Oceonlink/Geofix, Edinburgh
  •  1983 –1984 : Marine Equipment Manager, Intersite Surveys BV, NL
  •  1978 –1983 : Senior offshore survey engineer, Intersite Surveys BV, NL
  •  1977 –1978 : Test Engineer, Cambridge Instruments
  •  1976 –1977 : Observer, Seismograph Services, Libya
  •  1973 –1976 : BSC (Hons) Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Skills

  • Electrical/Electronic engineer with digital and analogue design capabilities.
  • Planning and control of offshore sampling and seismic research cruises.
  • Simple software programming (C/C++). Creating firmware for subsea sampling drill systems.

Professional association

  •  1993 – ongoing : Chartered Electrical Engineer (MIET)
  •  1993 – ongoing : Member Hydrographic Society

Certificates

  •  1999 : A Level French (C)

Current projects and collaboration

  •  2014 – ongoing : Modification of existing Vibrocorer to operate autonomously using battery power.
  •  2013 : Latest ESO expedition: Baltic Sea
  •  2010 : Expedition 325: Great Barrier Reef
  •  2009 : Expedition 313: New Jersey
  •  2004 : Expedition 302: Arctic coring
  •  2004 – ongoing : IODP mission specific platform expeditions as Electronic/Electrical engineer for science operations.
  •  1996 –2007 : BGS/NERC BRIDGE/Oriented drill development and operation. Electronic design/software/firmware/instrument build.
  •  1996 – ongoing : Oriented core rockdrill for 'Bridge' mid-ocean ridge experiment

Key papers

Allerton, S., Wallis, D., Derrick, J., Smith, D,. New wireline seafloor drill augers well. EOS (Transactions, American Geophysical Union v80 p387).

Wallis, D.G. Remote Control of a Deep Ocean Drill for Seabed Sampling.– Subsea Control and Data Acquisition conference papers. ImechE Publications. ISBN 0 85298 993 8.