Dr Paul Gosling

BSc, DPhil, FInsP, CEng, CPhys

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Organisation: Thales UK Ltd.

Paul currently holds the position of VP Engineering Thales UK a role in which he is responsible for around 2500 engineers and scientists working on a variety of R&D projects spanning Aerospace, Space, Security, Transportation and Defence sectors.

A physicist by education, Paul received a first class honours degree in Physics from Warwick University in 1983. Paul then spent 3 years at Oxford University, completing a doctorate in Physics in 1986 in the subject of Nuclear Quadrupole Double Resonance.

Paul started his career in radar signal processing and communications technologies at STC Technology Ltd before making the transition to underwater sensing with Ferranti-Thomson in 1990. With over 25 years’ experience in naval sensing systems, predominantly sonar, Paul has had considerable experience of all aspects of sonar design from advanced signal and data processing algorithm development to dealing with complex system integration and acceptance issues including several spells on sea trials with the Royal Navy.

As a senior expert / Thales Fellow in Sonar previous positions include holding the post of technical director for the Defence Mission Systems domain, and also Technical Director for the Naval Division in the UK. Between 2004 and 2007 Paul was the technical director in charge of the UK Sonar 2087 surface ship sonar project and prior to that between 1999 and 2004 the systems architect/technical director on the sonar 2076 submarine sonar project and was responsible for architecting the stage 4 system. Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and is a member of the Industrial Advisory board for Physics at Manchester University.