Dr Paul Miller FREng
Secretary (voluntary), Douglas Bomford Trust; Director, Silsoe Spray Applications Unit Ltd
Dr Miller is an agricultural research engineer who has developed improved methods for applying agricultural chemicals in a UK engineering research institute. One of his main achievements concerns applying chemicals only to target specific areas and/or individual weeds, leading to reduced chemical use and a reduced environmental burden. The engineering challenges in this field relate to detection, sprayer control and application monitoring, and these developments are now being successfully exploited by UK commercial companies. He has also been responsible for the design and evaluation of engineering systems for controlling agricultural spray drift – a technical area in which he is a recognised international expert.