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Meet The Team

The ECH Engineering team comprises personnel with a wealth of academic qualifications, backed by practical, hands on experience in refrigeration and mechanical engineering disciplines.

Dr Edward C Hammond
MEng (Hons) CEng MIMechE MInstR PhD – Principal


Dr Ed Hammond gained his Master of Mechanical Engineering (MEng Hons) degree at the University of Bath and a PhD in Retail Display Refrigeration, ‘effect of reducing air curtain length on heat transfer through vertical air curtains’, at the University of Bristol. He is a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) and the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR). Dr Ed’s academic prowess is backed by years of commercial experience in the refrigeration industry and practical mechanical engineering skills. He has been responsible for the development and enhancement of a number of energy efficient domestic, commercial and industrial refrigeration products. As the driving force behind ECH Engineering, his roles include product development, testing, analysis and project management.

Dr Laurence Ketteringham
MEng (Hons) PhD – Project Engineer


Dr Laurence Ketteringham gained his MEng (Hons) in Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering from the University of Surrey and subsequently a PhD, ‘measuring and controlling upper limb tremor in individuals with Multiple Sclerosis’ from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol.

Dr Laurence has over 17 years of interdisciplinary expertise in engineering, research and development. He has also held various teaching roles, mainly at the University of Bristol. He is experienced with a wide range of software and hardware for control, data acquisition, analysis, visualisation and modelling. Dr Laurence’s responsibilities at ECH Engineering include design, testing, measurement and development disciplines.

Lizzie Garside
Year in Industry Student


Lizzie Garside is spending fourteen months at ECH Engineering, gaining experience in real world engineering problems. She has undertaken the industrial placement prior to studying Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering with Honours) at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2017.

Her duties include test set-up, data analysis and reporting; construction of testing and control equipment; assessments and optimisation of test room air flows; and the design and production of 3D printed parts for new equipment to aid testing.

Lizzie has become a valuable member of the team here and contributes to ongoing projects, including the installation of new environmental chambers and associated equipment for control and testing projects.



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