Hartree Insights – the blog is written by experts at the Hartree Centre – from those in engagement and business development roles, to technologists, scientists, researchers, developers and more. We also aim to feature contributions from our partners and clients on relevant topics impacting the application of HPC, big data and cognitive computing technologies in research and innovation.

Karen LeeKaren Lee – Head of Impact and Engagement

Karen joined the Hartree Centre in 2015, bringing over 13 years of marketing, communications and stakeholder engagement experience to the team.

Karen’s role is to develop and execute strategies and programmes which raise Hartree’s external profile and engagement with clients, partners and staff, as well as to ensure that the Centre demonstrates its impact and benefits to industry and the UK economy.

RobinRobin Pinning, Chief Technology Officer

Robin joined the Hartree Centre in February 2016. With a 20-year track record of senior roles within the computational science industry – including being a co-founder of N8 HPC- and having started out as a computational chemist, his role at Hartree is to further develop and drive the technical strategy of the Centre to support its business objectives and research partnerships.

Rick AndersonRick Anderson – Head of Chemistry and Materials Programme

Rick joined the Hartree Centre in 2013, to build the centres chemistry and materials programme in collaboration with industry and academia. Rick brings 10 years of experience of industry focussed modelling and simulation in the chemistry, materials and formulation sectors.

Rick’s role is to coordinate Hartree Centre research towards the development of an integrated data analytics and modelling and simulation platform capable of addressing a wide variety of chemical and materials problems with world-class scale and accuracy.

neil_morganNeil Morgan, Energy Efficient Computing Research Programme Manager

Neil joined the Hartree Centre in July 2014 to establish and lead the Energy Efficient Computing Research Centre. He has 20 years of ICT experience across a range of domains. The challenge of building and running HPC machines that can perform at the Exascale level requires collaborative working across a number of specialisms. The Energy Efficient computing research programme at the Hartree Centre is focused on evaluating novel computing architectures and developing energy efficient, portable software capable of running across a range of hardware platforms.

DuncanDuncan Sime – Business Development Manager – Hartree Centre

Duncan joined Hartree in August 2015 after spending 25 years in business development and sales roles in the innovation, process improvement and digital sectors.   Duncan has a particular passion for utilising computing technologies to improve business competitiveness and performance.

Duncan’s primary role is to develop business interactions between the Automotive Sector and Hartree.  Duncan also responsible for interactions between Hartree and the Clean Energy & Technology Sector.  In addition Duncan is leading on the development of our Cognitive Centre of Competence Ecosystem development.