Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, 4 December 2012 - Charles Curry, Founder and Managing Director of Chronos Technology Limited, the Forest of Dean based Technology Company, has been awarded a Visiting Professorship from the University of Liverpool, Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics.

Charles has been a member of the University’s Industry Advisory Board (IAB) for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics since 2008.  The IAB is a group of industrialists who regularly meet up to help peer review student projects and faculty activities.

Charles, who graduated from the University in 1973 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, said “It is very humbling to be honoured in this fashion by the institution where I studied the foundations that helped my career.  It brought back memories recently to revisit the Student Union concert hall where I saw Led Zeppelin play ‘Stairway to Heaven’ for the first time in 1971.”

Earlier this year Charles was also awarded with an Honorary Professorship from the University of Bath in recognition of the collaborative research Chronos has undertaken with its Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering over the past five years.  The research has been focused on detection of GPS interference and jamming which was based on a detection algorithm developed by the University.  This research has propelled Chronos into the global lead position in the detection of interference and jamming of the signals from the Global Positioning System (GPS) used in every day satellite applications.

About the University of Liverpool

Founded in 1881, the University of Liverpool has an impressive history of pioneering education and research, with a particular emphasis on 'education for the professions'.  Today the University is a principal centre of excellence in many disciplines, including engineering, medicine, dentistry, business and law - as it strives to prepare its students for the challenges of the 21st century.  As one of the UK’s top 24 research-led universities, it is furthering knowledge with strategic partners worldwide.  Liverpool is also proud to be one of the UK’s most inclusive universities, welcoming students from a wide variety of backgrounds and from over 100 countries of the world.

About Chronos Technology

Chronos is a UK specialist technology company in the field of position, navigation and timing; and interference detection and location.  Chronos supply GNSS (GPS) products from receivers for all application types including covert tracking, avionics, and embedded systems to test equipment (simulators) and GNSS infrastructure (antennas, splitters, repeaters) for the distribution of GNSS RF signals into sensitive environments, including military systems.  Chronos has developed a range of bespoke GPS timing products for time and frequency synchronisation in power and communication systems and is leading the Technology Strategy Board part-funded SENTINEL programme.  Established in 1986, Chronos is also the UK leader in time and timing for fixed and mobile telecoms.