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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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