Dr Peter Thorn

Peter delivers science solutions to enable the development of commercial products for Met Office customers.

Areas of expertise

Peter's areas of expertise include:

  • New product development

Current activities

  • Product developments for renewable energy, transport and utilities business sectors

Career background

  • B.Sc Physics at University College, London. Ph.D. from Imperial College on Electro-optical Effects in III-V Semiconductors
  • Held engineering and management roles in UK and Canada focused on the development of semiconductor lasers within a telecommunications company
  • Commercial product manager for international semiconductor laser businesses
  • Joined Met office in 2008
  • Portfolio Manager within Technology and Information Systems; responsible for management and delivery of new product developments
  • Became Science Manager in 2010; responsible for the delivery of science solutions to enable new product developments within the commercial business

Last updated: 4 April 2014