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About the author:
Chris Walker is a Systems Engineer by trade and has become a seasoned writer over the last few years. A University of Cambridge graduate, he’s spent most of his career in the UK Defense Industry, working on the cutting edge of technology. Chris is excited by innovation, new ideas and systems for making things happen, which you can expect to be common threads through everything he writes here.
Posts by Chris Walker
Posted on October 12th, 2017 in Chemical R&D
From the very first wheel, the process of engineering has always been deeply inspired by nature. The Wright brothers, for example, spent hours studying the flight of birds before designing their airplane.
Posted on July 25th, 2017 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
It might sound like a strange concept to most of us engineers and technically minded people, but in everything we do, we have a customer (or we are the customer). And stopping to think about the world through that lens every now and again can change everything. Continue reading “Know Your Customer” »
Posted on July 20th, 2017 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
Every project has a beginning. And every project has an end. If something you’re working on is open-ended or is a continuous improvement initiative, it’s not a project. Continue reading “Start With The End In Mind” »
Posted on July 10th, 2017 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
Engineering is all about boundaries, constraints and what we’re able to achieve within them. But one thing I’ve found to be true about engineers is that we’re almost never satisfied. There’s always a little bit more to do. There are always small improvements to make, problems to iron out, designs to hone. Continue reading “The Art Of “Good Enough”” »