About

Founded by world-renowned Oxford scientists in 2012, OnS is backed by proven, successful investors.

About Oxford nanoSystems

OnS develops advanced and highly innovative coating technologies that enhance energy transfer within heating and cooling systems. OnS coating technologies enable heat exchangers to be made smaller, lighter and more efficient – and at lower cost.

Founded by world-renowned scientists in 2012, OnS has invested over eight years in developing and optimising its  ground-breaking coating technologies. Backed by proven, successful investors from the Oxford technology community, OnS is based on Abingdon Business Park.

Our Story

OnS develops advanced and highly innovative coating technologies enable heat exchangers to be made smaller, lighter and  more efficient – and at lower cost. Our mission is to drive improvements in the cost and environmental impact of cooling, heating and energy recovery systems.

Founded in 2012 based on an invention made by a leading scientist from the University of Oxford, OnS has been researching, developing and optimising its coating technologies for a number of years.

A new round of investment in 2018 resulted in a move to a new facility in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, allowing expansion and development of our wet and thermal labs. OnS installed and commissioned a pilot production coating plant in 2019, and also became ISO certified in the same year.

With the rapid expansion of the ‘global middle class’ caused by relentless gains in GDP per capita, the world is set for unprecedented growth in the demand for cooling and heating. At OnS, we believe that improving the performance and efficiency of these systems is critical if this demand is to be satisfied – particularly as the world attempts to reach carbon neutrality

Our Technology

Our Team

Meet the passionate and committed people that make up the team at OnS.

Ian Russell
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Alexander Reip
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Andrew Anderson
ROYAL COMMISSION 1851 INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH FELLOW
Augusto Bartolome
Junior Research Scientist
Julie Bourne
OFFICE MANAGER
Tim Bullen
PRINCIPAL ENGINEER
Eleonora Cantini
RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Peter George
R&D THERMAL ENGINEER
Sofia Helin
STUDENT CHEMICAL ANALYST
Vivian Lee
THERMAL ENGINEER
Benjamin Parrett
STUDENT MECHANICAL ENGINEER
Claudio Picchi
SENIOR RESEARCH CHEMIST
Goda Stasytyte
STUDENT CHEMICAL ANALYST
Tonia Stengelin
GRANT MANAGER