About Psi-tran’s Founder

David Robinson BSc, PhD, F.Inst.P

David brings 30 years of experience in science and business management for the DTI/BIS, NPL and Serco, to bear on your business needs.

He founded Psi-tran Ltd and has grown its client base strongly since its formation in 2004.

He has managed and formulated multi-million pound government research programmes.

He has developed a strong client base in the Space industry, forming multi-disciplinary bidding teams for engineering and science proposals.

He was instrumental in helping the DTI to establish the first government Nanotechnology programme in the late 1980s.

He is now actively involved in the new BIS/ TSB Micro and Nano Technology initiatives.

He is an expert in optical dimensional measurement systems, and in a range of nanotechnology instrumentation systems.

Vision & Values

Making it happen is part of the Psi-tran philosophy. Most contracts, and projects can be distilled down to four essential elements for success.

1. Enthusiastic leadership.
2. Building the correct team.
3. Taking time to understand client requirements.
4. Good planning and foresight.

Getting the mix rights is important but the first of these elements is the real key to success, and Psi-tran has the experience to provide this leadership and drive to achieve the results you need.
Call us now for a confidential discussion of your innovation requirements.



Key Skills

  • Strategic Leadership of medium size organisations
  • Financial Management to meet Profit or Loss targets
  • Business development, Marketing, Account Management
  • IP Exploitation, including spin-off product development and small company business plan models
  • Project & Programme Management – in a UK and EU context
  • Multi-disciplinary scientific understanding – including Nanotechnology , space metrology, dimensional & optical metrology
  • Expertise in development of quality measurement standards IS9001/ISO17025
  • Bid writing and reviewing - including EU and European Space Agency (ESA) Tenders


David is well connected, via a range of professional networks and institutes, and is

  • A Fellow of the Institute of Physics
  • An associate member of the Institute of Nanotechnology
  • An associate of the Institute of Directors
  • A member of the Department for Business and Innovation Skills (BIS) / National Measurement Office (NMO) Measurement for Chemical & Biotechnology Advisory group
  • A member of the BIS/NMO Engineering & Flow Metrology Advisory group