Nigel Saunders


Scientific Director - Sente Software Ltd.

Managing Director - Thermotech Ltd.

Dr Nigel Saunders received his PhD from the University of Surrey in 1984 and was appointed Lecturer in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He left the university in 1990 to form Thermotech Ltd., a company specialising in thermodynamic phase diagram calculations for industry. Together with a major consortium of international companies, Thermotech provided the launch pad for the development of



, a software programme dedicated to the calculation and provision of materials property data for the materials industry. He has published more than 100 technical papers, including 30 invited papers, and two books, one of which, a seminal book on the application of thermodynamics to alloy design, he co-authored with his colleague Professor Peter Midownik.