Chief Technician
Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction
University of Cambridge

Peter Knott is CSIC’s Chief Technician. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of in-situ monitoring equipment installation, including the planning and design of fibre optic sensors deployment.


His work involves:

  • Constructing test rigs for one-off experiments
  • Fabrication of working models, involving the machining of high precision components from drawings supplied by the students
  • Strain gauging of models to evaluate data
  • Wiring and data logging
  • Assembling sophisticated deployable space structures