Dr. Jeremy Smallwood is an independent consultant, trainer, and researcher specializing in electrostatics and electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection and control. In March 1998, he set up his company Electrostatic Solutions Ltd to give a broad range of expert electrostatics-related training, consultancy, electrostatic measurements, and R&D services.
Jeremy commenced his career working for 7 years in design and development of electronic instruments. He achieved his Ph.D. in low energy electrostatic spark ignition studies and subsequently led the Electrostatics Section at ERA Technology Ltd., where he undertook a wide variety of electrostatics research and consultancy work including prevention of electrostatic damage to electronics, and electrostatics explosion hazards avoidance.
Jeremy contributes to standards as a UK expert working on the handling of ESD-sensitive devices and control of electrostatic hazards. Between 2000 and 2012 he was Chairman of IEC TC101, the IEC Committee responsible for electrostatics standards including IEC 61340-5-1. He was awarded the 2010 ESD Association Industry Pioneer Award and the Electrostatics 2017 International Fellow Award.
Jeremy is the author of “The ESD Control Program Handbook” published by Wiley in 2020. He has been attending and presenting papers at the EOS/ESD Symposium for around 20 years.