James is the founder of DPC and one of its Principal Consultants. He has an undergraduate degree in Materials Science from Imperial College, London, and a Masters Degree in Gas Turbine Engineering from Cranfield University (where he was supported with a Rolls Royce UTC Scholarship). He did his PhD at Cambridge in the Department of Materials Science. He is formerly the Co-ordinator of a Doctoral Training Centre in Computational Methods for Materials Science in the Department of Physics (Cavendish Laboratory), and a Senior Research fellow in the Department of Materials Science (both at the University of Cambridge). James has almost 10 years of consulting experience, including time spent at Frazer-Nash Consultancy where he supported projects in the aerospace and nuclear industries.

Principal Consultant (Modelling and Simulation Engineer)

Dr. James Dean

Bill is a Professor of the Mechanics of Materials at the University of Cambridge, and a Principal Consultant at DPC. 

Principal Consultant

Professor Bill Clyne

Tome is currently completing his PhD in Scientific Computing at the University of Cambridge, where he specialises in solid mechanics and damage. His work has been focussed on the modelling of damage development and the numerical techniques for simulating fracture. He also holds a Masters in Advanced Studies (Physics) from the University of Cambridge, and an undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Coimbra (Portugal).

Consultant (Modelling and Simulation Engineer)

Tome Gouveia

Maria is currently completing her PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Kingston University. She has experience with Finite Element Analysis, Image Based Modelling and Optimisation Techniques. Her research focuses on developing bone augmentation strategies for the prevention of osteoporotic fractures. She holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and an MSc in Mechatronic Systems from Kingston University.

Consultant (Modelling and Simulation Engineer)

Dr. Maria Artiles

Andrew studied undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in Physics and scientific computing at the University of Warwick and the University of Cambridge, respectively. His interests focus on applying established methods from the machine learning community to costly scientific calculations. His PhD work involved writing snippets of high performance code, implementing powerful inference frameworks using third party graphical model libraries such as TENSORFLOW and manipulating large scientific codes. His interests also extend to probabilistic modelling and methods to approximate the posterior distribution -- a probabilistic interpretation of hidden latent variables which leads to knowledge of ``uncertainty’’ via moments of the posterior predictive distribution.

Consultant (Research Software Engineer)

Dr. Andrew Fowler

Ryo completed his PhD in Computational Physics at the University of Cambridge. He also holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and Scientific Computing, from University College London and the University of Cambridge. He has worked on problems stemming from the aircraft, oil and gas, and telecommunications industries, utilizing computational fluid dynamics and reinforcement learning techniques. His work is predominantly computational, writing high performance code to be run on distributed cluster computers.

Consultant (Research Software Engineer)

Dr. Ryo Koblitz

Multiphysics Simulation Consultancy Services.

About our Team
About our Work
About our Clients
Investigation of the capacitive, inductive, and thermal properties of a standard three-core lead-sheathed cross-linked polyethylene, high-voltage alternating current (XLPE HVAC) submarine cable, conducted by COMSOL using COMSOL Multiphysics tools. Check out our own Case Study on high voltage cables for EDES.

Double Precision is an independent consultancy that specialises in the provision of engineering simulation services to industries in the UK and beyond. Our team of consultants and associates are drawn primarily from the University of Cambridge and most have held (or continue to hold) University research and/or teaching positions. Our expertise spans materials science, engineering, physics, maths, scientific computing, finite element analysis, discrete element modelling, computational fluid dynamics, multiphysics simulation, HPC, and image-based analysis. Our links with the University also help ensure that the right experts are available for the right jobs at the right time. We also have an established relationship with Cambridge Enterprise - the innovation arm of the University, which facilitates rapid access to world-leading academics and best-in-class equipment, as and when needed.  

When clients engage with DPC, we work closely with their management teams and technical experts to understand their key technical needs. As might be expected, with backgrounds in academia, our approach to project work is highly rigorous and highly collaborative. For examples of our work consult our case study section (noting that most of the projects we work on are protected by NDAs).


Our primary simulation tool is COMSOL Multiphysics, and we are one of only 4 UK companies to be COMSOL certified, but our associates also have experience with ABAQUS, ANSYS, ROCKY DEM, Simpleware ScanIP, and a number of open source codes such as OpenFoam. We can also develop customised tools using Java, Python and C++. 


Feel free to contact us to find out how we can support your design, development, optimisation and validation requirements.

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