Our staff and associates provide the expertise, experience and dedication to deliver value to our customers.

Our Core Team

Sam Pollock
Sam PollockDirector
Dr Sam Pollock joined Iconal in 2016, after a career spanning academia, government research and technology consultancy.

He has worked within the UK government and in technology consultancy with expertise in commercial R&D and product development across diverse sectors such as biomolecular diagnostics, medical imaging and consumer electronics. Dr Pollock’s experience covers many areas of physics and engineering with a focus on the techniques applicable to explosives and weapons detection. He possesses core competencies in the fields of laser spectroscopy and millimetre wave technology alongside practical experience in operationally relevant test and evaluation of commercial CBRNE detection products.

LJ Winter
LJ WinterDirector
Dr LJ Winter joined Iconal following a career in academia, scientific publishing, data analysis and technical editing.

LJ read Natural Sciences at Clare College, Cambridge and was awarded a PhD in Evolutionary Genetics from the Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, in 2010.
She has held data analysis and technical writing roles in both consultancy and the public sector. She also previously worked as a scientific publishing editor at the Royal Society of Chemistry. LJ brings a range of skills in experimental method, technical writing, data visualisation, statistical analysis and modelling to the Iconal team.

Dan Crick
Dan CrickDirector
Dr Dan Crick joined Iconal as an experienced science and engineering consultant. He has worked in a range of market sectors and has hands-on experience with a variety of technologies, including electronic and optical system design, data analytics, high-tech manufacturing, and novel sensor development.

Dan graduated with a physics degree from Oxford. He has a PhD from Imperial College London, where he developed new laser systems and ultra-sensitive instrumentation for atomic physics experiments. Dan has also spent time working for NASA, controlling spacecraft-mounted measurement equipment such as spectrometers and radar receivers.

Mike Kemp
Mike KempDirector / Founder
Dr Mike Kemp, who founded Iconal Technology Ltd in 2006, is known internationally as an expert on stand-off detection of explosives and works as an adviser to a number of major programmes.

Dr Kemp read Natural Sciences at Downing College, Cambridge and was awarded a PhD in Physics specialising in Radio Astronomy from the University of Cambridge, Cavendish Laboratory in 1978. After postdoctoral research in space science and in medical imaging, he moved into industry where he has held a number of technical and managerial roles in technology start-up, management consultancy and systems integration companies.

Dr Kemp’s expertise and experience covers a wide range of physics, engineering and IT areas such as security screening, explosives and CBRN detection, imaging technology, information systems and databases, medical imaging, speech recognition and image processing. He is a Chartered Engineer, a member of IET, IEEE and SPIE.

Jon Pearson
Jon PearsonSenior Consultant
Dr Jon Pearson is an experienced physicist with a focus on systems design and development. Jon brings skills in modelling, data analysis and machine learning to the team. His background includes design of novel materials for engineering applications, robotics, electromagnetic design and modelling and trace gas detection.
Georgie Foot
Georgie FootConsultant
Georgie joined Iconal following a Master’s level degree in Physics from Imperial College London, with a focus on experimental work with semiconductor and plasmonic materials. She applies her strong analytical background to support a range of Iconal projects, with particular experience in data collection, experimental analysis and the design of test object sets and methods.
Marcus Quantrill
Marcus QuantrillConsultant
Marcus joined Iconal after his degree in Physics at Imperial College London. He supports our R&D efforts with a keen eye for electronic and mechanical design, as well as software development for embedded systems.
Jennie Evans
Jennie EvansSupport
Jennie brings extensive experience in sales, marketing and finance to Iconal. Jennie supports the team in providing the critical day-to-day administrative and accounts support to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Our Associates

Iconal maintains a network of associates from academic and commercial backgrounds, accepted as experts in their fields, who can be brought to bear on project when specialist domain advice is required.