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Viper Applied Science

The team at Viper Applied Science has  over three decades of experience between them in the fields of Blast, Shock & Vibration, Structural Dynamics, Computational Physics & Numerical Methods.

All our team have a background in Engineering Consultancy, and the sofware we write and services we offer our clients reflect this. We pride ourselves in developing practical, useable, real world solutions that don't cost the earth.

We are here to help you solve problems.

Our Team


Chris Stirling, PhD, CEng

Director, Founder |

Chris Stirling has more than 20 years experience in the fields of Blast, Structual Dynamics and Numerical Methods. He holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow in Civil Engineering and is a Chartered Engineer member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering.


Andrew Nicholson, CPhys, CEng

Director |

Andrew Nicholson has more than 15 years experience in Numerical Methods, Blast, Shock and Vibration. He holds an MPhys in Computational Physics and a Masters in System Level Integration as well as a post-graduate certificate in blast protective design from Sheffield University, he is both a Chartered Physicist and Engineer.


Peter McDonald, PhD

Director |

Peter McDonald has more than 10 years experience in Computational Physics, including Monte Carlo Methods, Finite Element Analysis & Computational Fluid Dynamics. He holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Heriot-Watt University.

Our Team

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