Thomas Cane

If you have an inquiring mind, BMT is a great place to work because it gives you the freedom to research and explore new areas and develop new skills.

Thomas Cane

Research Scientist

I joined BMT as a graduate in 2010, with bachelor's and master's degrees in Engineering from the University of Cambridge. One of the things that attracted me to the company was the variety in research work.

The research environment here in BMT is fairly unusual in that we are all working largely independently on our own projects. Most of my current projects are in the field of transport and logistics. They include the development of a security information system to protect the container supply chain, and the development of a human machine interface for a sensor fusion platform, that can be used to detect threats to mobile assets, such as trucks and ships.

As part of the e-Freight project, I was responsible for developing and piloting a National Single Window (NSW) system in Latvia. A NSW provides a single interface for transport operators to report to national authorities, such as customs, for regulation purposes. Also as part of e-Freight, I have been developing an electronic waybill solution to replace the paper documents that currently accompany cargo during transportation.

In another project, called e-MAR, I am developing the NSW concept further for the maritime industry by extending it with tools and services to support management of ships and crew, inspection, navigation and maintenance.

As an Engineer, I have always been interested in how things work so the technical problem-solving side of the job gives me the most satisfaction. If you have an inquiring mind, BMT is a great place to work because it gives you the freedom to research and explore new areas and develop new skills.

Thomas Cane, Research Scientist, BMT Group