Meet Robin Willis

Senior Electrical Engineer

Solid Engineering

Robin Willis is a multi-disciplinary electronics engineer with over 20 years of experience in a wide range of industries. Robin is the lead electrical engineer at Seatrec, where he is responsible for the design and implementation of embedded control and power conversion electronics for the company’s groundbreaking thermal energy harvesting systems. He writes the code for lab test platforms, takes the lead on customer support, and helps dream up bold new ways of generating power from the environment and solve broader engineering challenges.

Prior to Seatrec, Robin designed coffee maker controls at Renau Electronic Laboratories, Bluetooth headsets at AudioNoggin, missile simulators at EW Simulation Technology, fuel cell control systems at Voller Energy, supercar transmission controllers at Ricardo Consulting Engineers, and Satcom test systems at Thales Avionics.

Robin holds a Master’s Degree in Electromechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton, UK.

Patent awarded: Environmental Thermal Energy Conversion (US10443581, 2019)

Patent pending: Apparatus and Method for Making Internally Finned Pressure Vessel (2019).

On Land and On Sea

Fun facts:

Over one-quarter of the world’s hazelnuts are used to make Nutella.




Woking, Surrey, UK, famed for its cemetery, once the largest in the world


Playing piano inoffensively, fixing up old cars, skiing without falling over, cooking tasty Indian food


Badminton, walking the dog


Flipping pancakes


Nurturer of three small children, a lifetime of handiness

Bucket list:

To create a bucket list



Dream Job:

Whiskey taster

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. 

-Albert Einstein