Martin Dunmore, Research & Development Manager
With a degree in mechanical engineering and a PhD working on pedestrian safety within the University of Nottingham Institute of Biomechanics & Composites Research Group, Martin has worked at Wirth Research for more than 10 years. He now heads up the R&D department, which is core to Wirth Research, and is involved in many tasks, focusing on the physical validation of our projects including, truck aero kit validation; defence project testing and component validation.
Robin Gearing, Race Car Programs Manager
Robin began his career at Jaguar Cars, before moving into motorsport engineering with Stewart Grand Prix and Williams Formula One respectively, with roles including chief race engineer and head of vehicle dynamics. He joined Wirth Research in 2013, where he is now race car programs manager, overseeing the company’s motorsports projects.
Chris Harley, Technical Business Development Manager
Chris completed a PhD in aerodynamics at the University of Manchester before starting his motor sport career working on the Virgin Racing F1 car as a CFD engineer with Wirth Research. He later moved to Force India F1 team as an aerodynamicist before coming back to Wirth Research to head up the CFD and Aerodynamics Department in 2013. Chris has now moved over to a commercial position as Technical Business Development Manager, and is our Built Environment commercial lead.
Louise Hoskin, HR Executive
With more than 18 years’ human resources experience, Louise is responsible for all HR functions at Wirth Research. She is passionate about ensuring people are at the heart of all we do, making sure the right people are in the right place at the right time, to achieve optimum creativity and innovation for our clients.
Rob Rowsell, Engineering Manager
Rob joined Wirth Research in 2004 and has been pivotal in the development of the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) department. He is now responsible for the design, aero and software departments. Since 2008, Rob has been at the heart of Wirth Research’s drive to explore applications beyond motorsport, particularly within the fields of commercial vehicles, refrigeration and architecture.
Richard Taylor, Aerodynamics/CFD & Design Manager, Head of Refrigeration
Richard has over 20 years’ experience as a motorsport aerodynamicist, working in Indycar, LMP sportscars and Formula One, including 5 years as Head of Aerodynamics for the Virgin Racing/Marussia F1 Team. He was one of the original employees of Wirth Research, having joined soon after the company was founded in 2003. After rejoining the company in 2015, Richard is now responsible for the Aerodynamics/CFD and Design departments, and is Head of Refrigeration Technology.