TAGA Announces the Winner of the 2008 Michael H. Bruno Award—Dr. Tim C. Claypole
PITTSBURGH—April 15, 2008—The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) presented the Michael H. Bruno award to Dr. Tim C. Claypole during the 60th annual TAGA Conference. The Board of Directors of TAGA singles out a professional with a distinguished career to receive this award each year in appreciation of his dedicated service and contribution to the advancement of the graphic arts internationally. The late Michael H. Bruno was the founder of TAGA in 1948. He was a past president and the first recipient of the TAGA Honors Award in 1976 (renamed in 2005 in his honor); Mr. Bruno dedicated his life to the graphic arts industry, its research methods, and technological innovation.
This year, TAGA honors Dr. Tim C. Claypole with the Michael H. Bruno Award in recognition of his dedication to graphic arts education and research. Tim C. Claypole, Ph.D., BSc (Hons), C. Eng, M.I.Mech.E., M.I.E.T., is a native of Cardiff, Wales, UK. He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and Chartered Electrical Engineer and is a Reader in the Multi-Disciplinary Nano Technology Centre in the School of Engineering, Swansea University, where his main research is the study of printing as a manufacturing process for all applications. His research in printing includes printing of flexible electronics, sensors, and biomaterials as well as graphics and packaging.
Dr. Claypole is the founder and director of two university spin-out companies, Swansea Printing Technology Ltd., providing software and support services, and Teclyn, which offers a manufacturing service for electronics and displays. He is also a driving force behind the Print Forum Wales, which focuses on raising awareness of advances in printing technology. It runs three two-day colloquia, a strategic summit, and special interest groups every year. Dr. Claypole has also been responsible for the development of education and training at levels from basic print training through to master’s level courses. He has been actively involved with the Web Offset Champion Group since 2002, contributing to the best practice guides on maintenance, environment, and alternative screen technology.