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Rob Ireson

Rob Ireson

Innovation Team Leader

Rob Ireson has been in the role of Innovation Team Leader at Glass Technology Services Ltd, Sheffield, since July 2012. He is responsible for coordinating the long term development projects, that GTS is involved with, and for developing new and innovative opportunities for glass-related research, such as bioactive glass materials, glasses for LASER applications, coatings for glass and the capability to ‘print’ glass materials onto 3D substrates.

He is also responsible for developing and maintaining links with academia and other research centres across Europe. Whenever he gets the chance, he also likes to get involved with the hands on technical work, with experience of formulating new glass compositions, building furnaces, melting glass and use of a wide range of analytical techniques.

Previously Rob has gained more than seven years’ experience in R&D and project management at Tata Steel, developing a wide range of novel coatings and coating processes for steel substrates. 


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