Tal Golesworthy’s CV
A highly experienced, well regarded and dynamic individual who combines in-depth research, development and project engineering expertise with excellent communication and presentation qualities enabling him to excel when providing optimum solutions to complex problems.
Utilises his management co-ordination skills, specialist expertise and operational hands-on approach to provide technical support and advice from project conception to completion, enabling clients to maximise efficiency and increase competitive advantage.
- Project Management from concept stage through to completion, encompassing project definition, scheduling, finance, progress monitoring, reporting and presenting.
- Communicator, in written and verbal form, to all types of audience.
- Problem solving including, problem analysis and definition, solution formulation and testing.
- Technical Consultancy covering Bio-Engineering, Energy, Combustion and Pollution Control, including equipment selection, design, specification, tender evaluation and operational problem solving.
- Functional specification and creative design of novel engineering solutions.
- Innovation, Design and Development engineering of energy based engineering systems.
- Inventor, fund raiser, principal development engineer of the External Aortic Root Support.
- € 840 000 EU CRAFT SCAPA project leader – UK/Polish Air Pollution Control.
- 2 x SMART Award winner for a novel cyclone development and intelligent filter controller.
- Specified Gas Cleaning Plant for 8 major UK industrial boilers, aggregate contract value over £12 million.
- Council Member of The Energy Institute and member of EPSRC Peer Review College.
- UK Technical Rep on ISO TC146/SC1/WG23, “Air Quality – Test method for filtration characterisation of cleanable filter media”.
April 1995 – Present: Environmental Development Technology – Consultant Engineer
Combustion and gas cleaning consultant in EDT partnership
Joint responsibility for all business decisions and sole responsibility for all technical decisions relating to EDT's particulate control business. This includes: proposal writing, contract negotiating, feasibility studies, laboratory testing, sidestream plant design and commissioning, test programme design, filter operation and tuning, trouble shooting on existing large scale filter plant.
Projects have included:
- Conceiving, proposing, building team and finance for the External Aortic Root Support project.
- Conceiving, proposing and winning an €840, 000 EU CRAFT project involving UK and Polish SMEs.
- Development of a novel filter medium involving design of laboratory and field test rigs and trials.
- Development of a novel cyclone (DTI funded).
- Computer modelling of modifications to large industrial cyclones to improve collection efficiency.
- Assessing atmospheric pollution from iron smelters in southern India (UN funded).
1985 – April 1995: Coal Research Establishment, Cheltenham
December 1986 – April 1995: Project Manager (Industrial Development Branch)
Research and Development Project Management including most aspects of: project proposal drafting, project costing and scheduling, experiment/test design, plant specification, plant design/development, plant commissioning, plant operation/trouble-shooting, data acquisition, data analysis, reporting and presenting.
- Management of a range of combustion/gas cleaning projects including: £200k two year project relating to Flue Gas Filtration on Coal Fired equipment and "Dry Scrubbing of process off-gases" bringing 16 industrial collaborators together with £150k being funded through DTI's Carrier Technology Programme.
- Operational trouble shooting on full-scale commercial plant for major industrial companies. Achieved a £250k saving for one key customer.
- Experimental programme scheduling, test plant commissioning, installation and maintenance both directly and via sub-contractors.
- Management of University contracts, including multi-cyclone R&D (Imperial College).
February 1985 – December 1986: Assistant Project Manager (Environmental Control Branch)
Working within the Fluidised Bed Combustion Support Team, operating throughout the UK involving non destructive testing of internal boiler heat exchange surfaces and cold modelling of erosion of boiler heat exchange surfaces.
1982 – 1985: British Coal, Headquarters, London – Information Scientist (Patents Department)
Involving patent name and subject matter searches across most technological fields including chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, etc. Patent drafting and prosecution including substantive examination.
1977 – 1982: Coal Research Establishment, Cheltenham – Scientific Technician (Environmental Control Branch)
Working on pilot plant concerned with development of Fluidised Bed Combustion (FBC) and flue gas conditioning equipment.
Qualifications and Continuing Education
- HNC Chemistry 1977 – 1979
- Certificate of Supplementary Study (Advanced Analytical Chemistry) 1980
- HTEC Electronics 1980 – 1982
- Chemical Engineering for Scientists 1990
- Gaseous Effluent Control 1990
- Engineering Project Management 1991
- Applied Hazard and Operability Study 1992
- Entry to Confined Spaces 2001
- DeliverCRAFT workshop, Brussels, October 2003
- Deer Stalking Certificate Level 1 2008
- Chartered Engineer (Mature Candidate Route – Thesis and Viva)
- Member of the Institute of Energy (Chairman South Wales & West of England Branch 1996 – 1999), Council Member 1996 – 2006, Executive Member 1999 – 2004)
- Founding Council Member of The Energy Institute
- Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
- Member of the Filtration Society (Council member 1994 – 1999, Treasurer 1997 – 1999)
- Associate Member IChemE 1993 – 1996 (Council member 1994 – 1996)
- Member Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Peer Review College (1997 to 2002)
- Date of Birth: 10 December 1956
- Status: Married, no children
- 20 century European history, shooting, croquet, music, skiing.
Publications and Presentations
Personalised External Aortic Root Support: an Engineering Perspective, Medical Robotics Reports, Volume 4 December 2015, T J Golesworthy
Patient driven surgery: The PEARS Project, A Question of Quality, ETC Venues, St Pauls London, 25 February, 2016, Tal Golesworthy
PEARS: Engineering Innovation in Cardiac Surgery, In4Med Conference, Congress Centre of Coimbra University Hospitals, Coimbra, Portugal, 19 February, 2016, Tal Golesworthy
PEARS: Engineering Innovation in Cardiac Surgery, Professor Zbigniew Religa Foundation of Cardiac Surgery Development, Zabrze, Góra Śląska, Poland, 17 December, 2015, Tal Golesworthy
PEARS: Engineering Innovation in Cardiac Surgery, Completing the Picture, Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld, 11 November, 2015, Tal Golesworthy
Personalised External Aortic Root Support: Engineering & Medicine, Patient Innovation Awards Ceremony, Catholica University, Lisbon, 13 July, 2015, Tal Golesworthy
Personalised External Aortic Root Support: Engineering & Medicine, Health Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program, Catholica University, Lisbon, 9 July, 2015, Tal Golesworthy
PEARS: Engineering Innovation in Cardiac Surgery, Completing the Picture, Oxford Belfry, 17 June, 2015, Tal Golesworthy
Barriers and Benefits in multidisciplinary research: an update. TEDx Krakow, ICE conference centre, Krakow, 13 June 2015, Tal Golesworthy.
PEARS: Engineering in Cardiac Surgery, Scientific and Technological Advances in Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, Ettore Majorana, Erice, Sicily, April/May 2015, Tal Golesworthy & Prof. John Pepper.
PEARS:15 years of Innovation, Health Service Innovation Away Day, Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield, 14 April 2015, Tal Golesworthy.
Surgery for the Marfan Aorta: A patient perspective, Marfan Association Information Day, St George’s hospital, 14 March 2015, Tal Golesworthy.
PEARS:15 years of Innovation, NHS Innovation Scout Day, Durham County Cricket Club, Chester le street, 10 March 2015, Tal Golesworthy.
PEARS: Patient driven innovation, Medical Industry leadership Institute, University of Minneapolis, 3 November 2014, Tal Golesworthy.
Surgical Success: a Patient perspective, EACTS Annual Meeting, Milan, 12 October 2014, Tal Golesworthy.
PEARS: Patient driven innovation, The Physicians Summit, The Crystal, London, 25 September 2014, Tal Golesworthy.
PEARS: A Patient Engineer in the medical world, presentation to the University of Oxford Health Experiences Institute, Green Templeton College, Oxford, 25 June 2014, Tal Golesworthy.
Exovasc: complex simplicity, presentation to the BHF 4 year PhD Symposium, Manchester University, 11 April 2014, Tal Golesworthy.
Personalised aortic root surgery: a successful bio-engineering collaboration, presentation to the Royal Society of Medicine, 8th Innovation Summit, 5 April 2014, Prof John Pepper & Tal Golesworthy.
Personalised aortic root surgery: a successful bio-engineering collaboration, presentation to Cheltenham General Hospital Cardiology MDT, 1 April 2014, Tal Golesworthy.
How I repaired my own Heart (with a little help from the sensationalising copy writers at TED.com)…., presentation to the NHS healthcare innovation EXPO, Manchester Central, 4 March 2014, Tal Golesworthy.
PEARS: A patient journey, presentation to the Patient Innovation Platform Launch Event, Auditório Cardeal Medeiros, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 7 February 2014, Tal Golesworthy.
Personalised external aortic root support (PEARS) in Marfan syndrome: analysis of 1-9 year outcomes by intention-to-treat in a cohort of the first 30 consecutive patients to receive a novel tissue and valve-conserving procedure, compared with the published results of aortic root replacement, Heart doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2013-304913, Tom Treasure, Johanna J M Takkenberg, Tal Golesworthy, Filip Rega, Mario Petrou, Ulrich Rosendahl, Raad Mohiaddin, Michael Rubens, Warren Thornton, Belinda Lees, John Pepper.
Exovasc: Complex simplicity, presentation to the Oxford University Healthcare Innovation course, Old Rd Campus, University of Oxford, 11 November 2013, Tal Golesworthy.
Exovasc: Simple is beautiful, presentation to the VIII Young European Scientist Conference, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, 19-22 September 2013, Tal Golesworthy.
PEARS and the Exovasc™, presentation to Technology & Innovation Conference, University of East Anglia, Norwich, 20 April 2013, Tal Golesworthy.
PEARS and the Exovasc™, presentation to Midlands Branch I Mech E, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, 11 April 2013, Tal Golesworthy.
Implantation of an individually computer-designed and manufactured external support for the Marfan aortic root, MultiMedia Manual of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, MMCTS 2013:mmt004, 20 March 2013, John Pepper, Mario Petrou, Filip Rega, Ulrich Rosendahl, Tal Golesworthy and Tom Treasure.
PEARS and the Exovasc, presentation to University College Law Society, Dublin, 5 March 2013, Tal Golesworthy.
PEARS and the Exovasc, presentation to the RBH Radiographers Department, Royal Brompton Hospital, 20 February 2013, Tal Golesworthy.
PEARS and the Exovasc, presentation to the CardioThoracic Department, Ochojec hospital, Katowice, 31 January 2013, Tal Golesworthy.
The Patient Innovator: The importance of patients in the innovation process, presentation to the Yale-UCL Collaborative: Cardiovascular Device Innovation Summit, King’s Place, London, 17-18 January 2013, Tal Golesworthy.
EARS and the Exovasc, presentation to NHS Innovations North – Bright Ideas in Health Awards, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 29 November 2012, Tal Golesworthy.
EARS and the Exovasc, presentation to Step up to Design 2012, Design Network North, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 16 November 2012, Tal Golesworthy.
Exovasc: Simple is beautiful, presentation to the Health Service Innovation Awards Ceremony, 11 October 2012, Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield, Tal Golesworthy.
External aortic root support for the Marfan aorta: anatomically normal coronary orifices imaged seven years after surgery, Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery 0 (2012) 1–3, June 13 2012, Carlo DiMario, John Pepper, Tal Golesworthy and Tom Treasure.
EARS and the Exovasc, presentation to the Institute of Clinical & Experimental Medicine (IKEM), Videnska 1958/9, Prague, 24 May 2012, Tal Golesworthy.
Exostent: Simple is beautiful, presentation to theSigma Symposium, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Friday 13 April 2012, Tal Golesworthy.
A method for early evaluation of a recently introduced technology by deriving a comparative group from existing clinical data: a case study in external support of the Marfan aortic root, BMJ Open, March 2012, Tom Treasure, Sonya Crowe, K M John Chan, Aaron Ranasinghe, Rizwan Attia, Belinda Lees, Martin Utley, Tal Golesworthy, John Pepper.
External aortic root support; NICE guidance, October 2011, Heart Online, Tom Treasure, John Pepper, Tal Golesworthy, Raad Mohiaddin, Robert H Anderson.
Barriers and Benefits in Multidisciplinary Innovation, presentation to the TEDx Conference, Manga Centre, Krakow, 20 October 2011.
Prophylactic surgery of the aortic root in Marfan Syndrome: reconsideration of the decision making process in the era of customised external aortic root support, The Italian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, May 2011;18;215-23, T. Treasure, T Golesworthy, J. Pepper, F. Ruiz, S. Gallivan.
ISO 11057:2011 Air quality – Test method for filtration characterization of cleanable filter media, May 2011, Gaeng P, Golesworthy T. Griesser H. McKenna J et al.
The Exovasc™: A pilgrimage of innovation, presentation to the Technology in Medicine and Surgery Conference, Imperial College, 19 March 2011, John Pepper & Tal Golesworthy.
External aortic root support for Marfan syndrome: early clinical results in the first 20 recipients with a bespoke implant, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, July 2010, John Pepper, KM John Chan, Jemyrr Gavino, Tal Golesworthy, Raad Mohiaddin, Tom Treasure.
Manufacturing and placing a bespoke support for the Marfan aortic root: description of the method and technical results and status at one year for the first ten patients", Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery, March 2010, John R. Pepper, Tal Golesworthy, Martin Utley, John Chan, Skandadas Ganeshlingam, Michael Lamperth, Raad Mohiaddin, and Tom Treasure.
Unknown unknowns: the aorta through the looking glass, European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, June 2008, Tom Treasure, Tal Golesworthy, Warren Thornton, Michael Lamperth, Raad Mohiaddin, Robert H. Anderson, Steve Gallivan and John Pepper.
The Exovasc: A pilgrimage of innovation, presentation to Oxford University Dept. of BioMedical Engineering, 14 May 2007, Thom Building, Tal Golesworthy.
A Review of Industrial Flue Gas Cleaning, presentation to Filtration Society meeting, 10 May, 2007, Heath Conference Centre, Runcorn, Tal Golesworthy.
Design close to my heart, presentation to the Cirencester Science & Technology Society, 29 November 2006, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, Tal Golesworthy.
Reducing fear and the risk of death in Marfan syndrome: a Chaucerian pilgrimage, The British Journal of Cardiology, Volume 13, Issue 4, July/August 2006, Tal Golesworthy, Tom Treasure, Michael Lamperth, John Pepper.
My Exostent Experience, presentation to the Marfan Association UK Information Day, St George’s Hospital, 11 March 2006, Tal Golesworthy.
The Exovasc™: A pilgrimage of innovation, presentation to the East Midlands Branch IMechE, Catalis Conference Centre, Derby, 31 January 2006, Tal Golesworthy.
The Exovasc™: A pilgrimage of innovation, presentation to the Wales Innovation Network, Technium OpTIC, St Asaph, 27 October 2005, Tal Golesworthy.
Design close to my heart, presentation to the South Wales Branch IMechE, Cardiff University, 10 May 2005, Tal Golesworthy.
Surgery for the Aortic Root: A New Idea, presentation to the Marfan Association UK Information Day, St George’s Hospital, Tooting, Saturday 12 March 2005, Tal Golesworthy, Tom Treasure.
The tailor of Gloucester: a jacket for the Marfan Aorta, Lancet Vol 364, October 30, 2004, T J Golesworthy, M U Lamperth, R Mohiaddin, W Thornton, J Pepper, T Treasure.
A Review of Industrial Flue Gas Cleaning, presentation to “Air & Gas cleaning” conference, Filtration Society, Manchester, 19 November, 2002, T J Golesworthy.
A Twentieth Century Pandora’s box?, Filtration & Separation, June 2000, T J Golesworthy.
The Cremation Process and Emissions to Air, presentation to The Federation of British Cremation Authorities, NEC, 23 March 2000, T J Golesworthy.
New Developments in bag filter cage design: The ZETA clip, Filtration & Separation, March 2000, R G Holder, T J Golesworthy, I Hilditch.
Flue gas cleaning in a global market: a UK perspective, Filtration & Separation, October 1999, T J Golesworthy.
A Review of Industrial Flue Gas cleaning, Filtration & Separation, May 1999, T J Golesworthy. (2000 Institute of Energy Roscoe Prize winning paper).
Flue gas cleaning – who needs it?, Energy World, No. 266 February 1999, Institute of Energy, T J Golesworthy.
Developments in flue-gas cleaning for coal-fired boiler plant, presentation to 8th Conference on Boiler Technology, “Current problems in the construction and use of boiler plant”, Silesian Technical University, Szczyrk, Poland 24-27 November 1998, T J Golesworthy.
New Perspectives in Gas Cleaning, presentation to IBC conference "Incineration: update on Policy, Regulation and Technology", Okura hotel, Amsterdam, 21-22 September 1998, T J Golesworthy.
Gas-solid separation with a rigidised Co-polyimide (RCP) based filter medium, presentation to 4th International conference on high temperature filtration, St Wolfgang, Austria, 11-13 May 1998, T J Golesworthy.
Gas-solid separation with a rigidised Co-polyimide (RCP) based filter medium, Filtration & Separation, December 1997, pg 1033, T J Golesworthy, R G Holder & P N Davies.
Waste to Energy, Industrial Environmental Manager, December 1997 - October 1998, T J Golesworthy, R G Holder & P N Davies.
Filters for combustion processes, Filtration & Separation, October 1997, pg 829, T J Golesworthy.
Feasibility of high temperature filtration of combustion off-gases from small-scale incineration plant, Energy Technology Support Unit, renewables programme, Feb 1996, R G Holder, T J Golesworthy & P N Davies.
SOx and NOx Control Techniques, SPS Gas Cleaning Manual, Vol XI, Gas Purification, Part 4, June 1995, R G Holder, T J Golesworthy, P N Davies.
Filter fabric and Cage Material selection for Combustion Processes, presentation to 3rd International conference on high temperature filtration, Saalfelden, Austria, 22-24 May 1995, T J Golesworthy.
Filtration of fine particulate material from flue gases in coal-fired processes, Institute of Energy Thesis, February 1995, T J Golesworthy.
The Application of desulphurisation techniques to industrial coal fired stokers in the UK, Desulphurisation 3, Sheffield, 23 March 1993, R G Holder & T J Golesworthy.
Filter fabric selection for coal-fired flue gases, Presentation to 1st Lenzing high temperature filtration seminar, Schloss Fuschl, Austria, April 1992, TJ Golesworthy.
Improvements to flue gas filtration technology, Final Report, European Coal and Steel Community, project No. 7220 - EC 012, 1992, T J Golesworthy.
Improving fine particle removal from flue gases in coal-fired processes, Final Report, European Coal and Steel Community Project No. 7220-ED/809 September 1989, T J Golesworthy et al.
Regenerating sorbents, UK Patent Application GB 2 135 661, September 1984, T J Golesworthy.
Variable displacement pump, UK Patent Application GB 2 137 286, October 1984, T J Golesworthy.
Improvements relating to seals, UK Patent Application GB 2 139 299, November 1984, T J Golesworthy.
Hydraulic tool, UK Patent Application GB 2 145 648, April 1985, T J Golesworthy.
Improvements in or relating to mineral mining machines, UK Patent Application GB 2 147 637, May 1985, T J Golesworthy.
Improvements relating to collar splitters, UK Patent Application GB 2 154 922, September 1985, T J Golesworthy.
Improvements in or relating to rack railway locomotive drive transmission, UK Patent Application GB 2 157 241, October 1985, T J Golesworthy.
Materials Evaluation for Fluidized-Bed Combustion Systems, Electric Power Research Institute, EPRI CS-3511, Project 979-11, Final Report May 1984, A J Minchener, D M Lloyd, P T Sutcliffe, D C Read, I S Scott, T J Golesworthy, R S Courtney, J E Oakey.
Materials Evaluation for Fluidized-Bed Combustion Systems, Electric Power Research Institute, EPRI CS-3511, Project 979-1, Final Report May 1981, A J Minchener, D M Lloyd, P T Sutcliffe, D C Read, I S Scott, T J Golesworthy, R S Courtney, R G Holder.