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About Us

Ultramatis Ltd. is a spin out of the University of Leeds, developing its patented Ultrafast Laser Plasma Implantation (ULPI) platform manufacturing technique for  advanced functional materials.  ULPI can implant any glass with femtosecond-laser generated plasma – a highly charged and energetic gas, such as one containing optically active ions.  This can be used in areas as varied as anti-counterfeiting for glass bottles, to advanced optical data communications components.

The primary focus of Ultramatis at present is developing the manufacturing know-how and technological expertise necessary for a sophisticated anti-counterfeiting ‘optical fingerprint’ for glass bottles in the alcohol, perfume and pharmaceutical bottle industries.

The Team

  • Dr. Matthew Murray

    Dr. Matthew Murray

    CTO

    Dr Murray is the chief technical officer leading the development of Alpin and other Ultramatis technologies. He has a PhD in Ultrafast Laser Plasma Implantation and over 6 years experience in ultrafast laser ablation and its applications. He is the recipient of the 2015 Royal Academy of Engineering and ERA foundation Entrepreneurial Award for ULPIs use in anti-counterfeiting.

  • Professor Gin Jose

    Professor Gin Jose

    Chairman/Director

    Prof. Jose is the lead inventor of the Ultramatis’s laser plasma implantation technology platform. He has over nineteen years research and development experience in photonic materials and devices for diverse applications. Prof Jose has also secured £5.5m in funding for an world-first ULPI pilot manufacturing facility at the University of Leeds, including a 5 year research program into the use of ULPI for photonic integrated circuits.

  • Arshad Mairaj

    Arshad Mairaj

    Director

    Arshad is Senior IP and Commercialisation Manager with the University of Leeds and leads a team to exploit and invest in early stage Intellectual Property. He is a board member of five technology companies and has technical background in Electronics, Photonics and Laser Glass Fabrication. His previous roles were management positions across healthcare, management consultancy and fiber optics firms, in the UK and in Singapore.

  • Aidong

    Aidong Xu

    Director

    IP Group business manager specialising in commercialisation of university IPs. Over 25 years’ experience in engineering, technical marketing, technology investment and consultancy in diverse industries. Held senior management roles with Infineon Technologies (Austria), GE Energy, Cambridge Semiconductor and senior consultant role with The Technology Partnership.

  • Jayakrishnan Chandrappan

    Jayakrishnan Chandrappan

    Research Scientist

    Jayakrishnan is a research scientist with his experience span over 15 years in Optoelectronics R&D and semiconductor industry. Prior to joining University of Leeds, he held technical management roles with GLOBAL FOUNDRIES, A*STAR Institute of Micro electronics (IME) , Singapore and Scientist at SAMEER, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India.

  • Animesh Jha

    Animesh Jha

    Shareholder

    Animesh Jha is Professor of Materials Science and Group Leader of Photonic Materials & Devices Research in IMR at the University of Leeds. Prof Jha is a shareholder and co-founder of Ultramatis and is actively involved in technology translation.

Technology

Ultrafast Laser Plasma Implantation (ULPI)

ULPI is a technique for growing highly homogenous implanted layers (~1μm thick or more) in a given substrate with >50% doping concentrations achieved, far in excess of the solubility limit. This can either be used to coat an entire surface, or used with a mask, akin to stencil, so to create a unique pattern within the surface, such as a logo or image. This not only gives us a unique materials platform for some exciting science, but also an opportunity to develop some ground-breaking new devices for advanced functional materials.

 

ULPI aims to use these metastable materials with high doping concentrations to form syncretic materials, whereby the final materials possess blended qualities from the originals, but also unique features.

 
We are currently developing prototypes in optical data communications with over £5m funding from the EPSRC and industrial partners. In addition, our CTO, Dr. Matthew Murray, was recently awarded the ERA Foundation-Royal Academy of Engineering Entrepreneurial Award which includes funds for developing anti-counterfeiting solutions for the glass bottle industry. Furthermore, we have funds to use ULPI for glass toughening of mobile devices so to limit the possibility of the cracking considerably more than is currently observed.
 

We are very keen to explore other opportunities with different companies, research groups etc. so if you have a query, please feel free to contact us on +44 (0) 845 094 1503 or info@ultramatis.com.

Ultrafast Laser Plasma Implantation (ULPI)

News

02.04.15

Materials World

Game changers
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02.04.15

BQ Business Quarter

Top entrepreneurship award for Leeds researcher
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01.04.15

The Manufacturer

RAEng backs potentially game-changing electro-technologies.
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01.04.15

New Electronics

Anti counterfeiting product wins Entrepreneur’s Award
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01.04.15

Electronics Weekly

Royal Academy of Engineering backs university projects with entrepreneurial training
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01.04.15

University of Leeds

Top entrepreneurship prize for glass security technology
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Royal Academy of Engineering

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31.03.15

Wired.co.uk

Malaria blood filter and anti-counterfeit plasma win engineering award.
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