Dr Chris Watts is Technology Acquisition Lead at Babcock Defence Systems Technology. He is a Chartered Engineer and member of the IET. He obtained his PhD from theUniversity of Leicester in the field of novel brushless motor technology and power electronic drives. At Babcock he has been Lead Engineer on projects for high profile customers, developing high integrity motors, lift systems and weapons handling systems. He is currently working within the Research& Development department, investigating desirable, disruptive and underpinning technologies to strengthen core operations and create new platforms for growth.