Bunsen’s original design.

Peter Desaga

Peter Desaga (1812 – 1879) was an instrument maker from Heidelberg who designed and built the first Bunsen burner.

Matthew working at a lathe

Matthew Broadbent: a bespoke technician

Matthew is a mechanical engineer working in the School of Chemistry building bespoke apparatus. He works with aluminium, steel, Teflon, and bikes, although the latter is (mostly) in his spare time. This is his #TechnicianJourney.

Joseph Clement: engineering technician

Joseph Clement (1779-1844) was a machinist and engineer and the man Charles Babbage approached to build the worlds first computer but confusion over Clement’s status, technician or collaborator, meant the computer was never finished.