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

Our Core Team

Dr Mike Kemp
Dr 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.

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

Dr Pollock studied Physics & Astronomy at the University of Durham (MSci) and holds a PhD in Quantum Optics & Laser Science from Imperial College London.

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.

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.