Syrinix Chief Technical Officer, Dr Paul Linford, has been named ‘Engineer of the Year’ in the highly coveted Water Industry Achievement Awards.

The Awards sponsored by Industry publications WWT and Wet News took place at the Birmingham Metropole last night and offer industry-wide recognition and acclaim to the innovative and cutting-edge achievements of companies within the sector.

Dr. Linford is a leading authority in signal processing technology, specialising in water leakage. An electronics engineer, he obtained his PhD at the University of East Anglia in Norwich (UEA) and applied signal processing techniques to leak detection in water mains. Collaborating on research products with Anglian Water and Yorkshire Water, after acting as a consultant for Thames Water, Dr. Linford formed Syrinix as a spinout company from the UEA.

Dr. Paul Linford said “It’s an honour to accept this award amongst many talented industry individuals. I am proud of how Syrinix has grown and evolved as a company over a 10+ year period. Syrinix is a great team effort and it’s down to continued hard work and innovative thinking that allows us to push boundaries and develop the products we are proud to stand behind today. We are delighted that Syrinix is now firmly on the world map and gaining a reputation for being a leader in its field.”

The continued growth and success of Syrinix is testament to the vision of Dr. Linford as an engineer, an academic and a businessman. Syrinix as a company stands out as an important working example of how UK University research can be successfully commercialised.

Syrinix today is an award winning leader in the development and delivery of intelligent pipeline monitoring solutions. Providing utilities with real time information, Syrinix’s solutions allow utilities to manage their networks actively and effectively for increased resilience, greater leak avoidance and lower operating costs.