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Work at Composite Innovations. We don’t currently have any vacancies, but don’t hesitate to email your CV to us, we’ll keep it on file if its any good - if its not it will go into the shredder faster than a rat up a drainpipe. But sometimes we might be able to point you in the direction of other appropriate jobs.

Tim founded Composite Innovations in June 2005, after working for 13 years with the University of Plymouth’s Advanced Composites Manufacturing Centre. During Tim’s time with ACMC he managed many of the commercial and technical aspects of the Centre, some highlights of this time include...


  1. Training 100’s of industrial short course delegates

  2. Delivery of several resin infusion training courses around the world

  3. Keynote lecture on Resin Infusion at the New Zealand boating Industries Conference - April 2003

  4. Gained his PhD in the manufacture of Composite Boat Propellers by RTM

  5. Supervised 2 Knowledge Transfer Partnership Schemes, firstly with GKN and the other with Dowty Propellers

  6. Worked as part of a team which developed a new method of producing large wind turbine blades - 10,000 have been produced this way

  7. Management of the Centre’s commercial composites mechanical and physical testing programmes

  8. Management of the Centre’s industrial consultancy contracts


Before working with ACMC worked as a boat builder with Exmouth firm Rowsell and Morrison, working with 2 industry legends - Spud Rowsell and Phil Morrison gave the best grounding in boats and composites.


Tim graduated from Plymouth University in 1991 with a degree in Marine Technology before embarking on the work described above.


He is currently chartered to the IMechE.


When not running Composite Innovations and not looking after his new young family, and likes to be outside, on or in the water.

Tim Searle PhD CEng

Tim Searle nearing the top of the Hautacam at the end of a wet Etape du Tour ’08.