Dr Michael Gormley
Dr Michael Gormley is Associate professor with the Centre of Excellence in sustainable building design at Heriot-Watt University. He is a chartered engineer with 30 years experience in both industry and academia. Gormley’s research interests are in the area of water supply and sanitation and the interaction between these systems and people. His research focuses on fundamental fluid mechanics and modelling of air, water and pathogens in environmental systems. He designed the first pressure surge alleviation device (P.A.P.A.TM) for building sanitary plumbing networks and has an international patent for a sonar-like system to establish the integrity of a sanitary plumbing system in buildings. This system is now manufactured and marketed by Dyteqta Ltd.
Dr Thomas Aspray
Thomas has been Assistant Professor in Microbiology at Heriot-Watt University since 2012. Prior to this, he worked in industry for a specialist remediation contractor, where he was responsible for the design and delivery of full scale contaminated soil and groundwater treatment projects involving heavy metal and/or organic contaminants. As such he has knowledge and expertise on a wide range of waste treatment technologies including but not limited to mechanical and biological treatment, composting and anaerobic digestion. He has a degree in biological sciences from University of Exeter and a PhD in microbiology from the University of Kent at Canterbury.
Dr David A Kelly
Dr David A Kelly is Assistant Professor within the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design at Heriot-Watt University. He received his PhD in 2009 by developing a technique for identifying depleted appliance trap seals using low-frequency sound technology. Industry funding has now developed this research into the commercial product, Dyteqta. As well as exploring the risks and prevention of cross-transmission of disease from building drainage systems, David’s work also includes the promotion and analysis of water efficiency measures in buildings, and climate change adaptation modelling of property rainwater systems.