Simon Holyoake

Research electronics engineer
BGS Keyworth

Simon Holyoake’s biography

  •  2007 – ongoing: British Geological Survey, Research Electronics Engineer
  •  2005 – 2007: Electromech Design and Assembly Ltd, Electronics Design Engineer
  •  2002 – 2005: De Montfort University, BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering 2:1
  •  1999 – 2001: De Montfort University, Cert(HE) Computer Science

Research interests

  • Acoustic inspection and non-destructive testing
  • Development of laboratory automation and control systems
  • High speed DSP using FPGAs
  • Unconventional gas sources

Current projects and collaboration

  • Design Engineer: Improved Bond-Impact test
  • Experimentalist: Acoustic inspection project


  • High pressure fluid experimental design and assembly
  • Mixed signal circuit design
  • National Instruments LabView development (Rio, Fieldpoint, RealTime, FPGA)
  • PCB layout and design
  • RF filter and amplifier design


  •  2011: CRI: BAE’s Chairman’s award for innovation.

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