The QA-UK People:
Rapid Petroleomic Profiling Project
John is a serial entrepreneur from, and still on the faculty of, Imperial College. He has a background in analytical tools, energy technology, policy and renewable energy, in biomedicine, biotechnology, analytical chemistry and in project management.
25 years experience in fundamental research in energy, biomedicine, biotechnology, security technologies and policy, in particle and nuclear physics, and in advanced analytical tools. Named author on some 250 publications in refereed journals.
Founder of 6 start-up businesses in environmental monitoring, bioanalytical systems and devices, and the energy sectors.
Hassard is on the Faculty at Imperial College, London, and Associate Director of the Institute of Security, Science and Technology, and currently a Visiting Academic. He was previously Faculty Member in Physics at Cornell University and Harvard University.
Hassard is Senior Advisor of the Qatar Cardiovascular Research Centre of the Qatar Foundation.
From June 2009-August 2012: Hassard set up and was CEO of a GCC-based analytics company: he established biotechnology infrastructure in Qatar Science and Technology Park to provide services to the Qatari people in bacterial profiling, biofuel analytics, transgenic food analysis, cancer and diabetes biomarkers, illicit drug use, bioactive plant constituents, proteomic, lipidomic and metabolomic profiling, and neonatal screening.
From June 2007 Hassard has been Founder, non-exec Chairman DUVAS Technologies Ltd – and is the inventor and developer of innovatory air quality monitoring sensor system using Differential UV Absorption Spectroscopy. The system is most sensitive and powerful in the world. Capable of real-time networked use in wide range of environmental, industrial, oil and gas, and security applications.
Hassard has many patents, which he has taken to the market. He was developer of an IEEE-Prize-winning analytics platform commercialised successfully.
Hassard has extensive governmental experience including:
- 2002 Appointed Special Advisor to the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology on energy topics
- 2005 Royal Society Energy Policy Advisory Group
- 2007 Appointed to a group advising UK government agencies on Olympic Security issues
Chief of Operations, Ian Calvert is a world-renowned project leader with a very broad experience and a proven record of decision making and achievement in technology markets over the last 12 years. 7 years project management and leadership experience in GCC. His focus has been on the successful planning, execution, monitoring, control and closure of a diverse range of projects worth in excess of ?7 billion, in pre contract, construction and post contract stages. These include 62 Hospitals, various cGMP research laboratories, PET/CT (largest roll out in the world to date), MRI (largest roll out in the world to date), Ophthalmology, DEXA, Linear Accelerator, Proton Beam Therapy and Stem Cell Banks. Having the ability to envision an entire project from start to finish, as well as having the prowess to ensure the vision is realised even in complex stakeholder environments makes Ian a highly complementary part of any project team.
Oleg Gnatyk Chief Engineer, is an engineer with strong expertise in construction, and engineering solutions across a wide range of domains. He is also a skilled analytics tools expert. He is based in Qatar, with strong roots in Ukraine and Russia, and leads on several QA-UK projects. He will devote himself to the PUMP programme, leading on all design and construction issues. Masters degree in Computerized Systems of Sea Transport Design – National University of Shipbuilding, Nikolayev, Ukraine.
Dr Deeph Chana works for Imperial College London and is Senior Advisor to QA-UK Limited. At Imperial, which is arguably Europe’s top technical University and in the top ten worldwide, he is involved in developing its research agenda and programme. Deeph has over a decade of experience working on a wide range of critical infrastructure problems in academia, government and the private sector and of successfully running national and international programmes. He previously worked as a senior UK government science and technology policy maker in Whitehall.
Hannah is a biofuels expert and an expert in biochemistry analytics. Her PhD (at Imperial College) is in developing novel digestion technologies. Somani has extensive GCC experience and has led research and development teams in Qatar and London.
Yuliia Gnatyk is QA-UK’s Manager of Information Technology. She is trained as an engineer and an IT specialist with core competencies in decision-making methodologies and training. She was also trained at Lugansk Law Academy as a civil lawyer. From 2012-2014 she played a major role in the QA-UK laboratory work in GCC, working with Hannah Somani, then on Somani’s departure, taking over leadership in the labs, where she was an integral part of the team which developed a new class of analytical tools for environmental and oil and Gas analytics, the so-called Rapid Petroleomic Profiler. IT is at the heart of QA’s operation within EPRMP, where we are building advanced Customer Relationship Management, Human Resources and Enterprise Resource Planning tools.