Awarded for the creative development and scale-up of novel nano-coatings for energy saving and generation in heat transfer.
Dr Alexander Reip is CEO of Oxford nanoSystems Ltd, a company developing innovative nanocoatings to improve two phase heat transfer with an aim to improve the energy efficiency and reducing CO2 in everyday systems including air conditioning and refrigeration, energy generation and electronics cooling.
Alex came to the company at its foundation in 2012 as CSO. He spent three years developing the company’s innovative nanoFLUX® coating technology, including co-writing its core patent, before being appointed CEO in 2015.
Within this role he has grown the company to over 13 people. He has established relationships with major worldwide manufacturers within heat exchanger technologies, waste heat recovery and electronics-cooling markets, whilst remaining highly involved in the scientific development of the nanoFLUX® process, reducing deposition duration and reliance on market-controlled resource costs.
He started up the company’s placement schemes to give a years’ experience to chemistry and engineering undergraduates and mentors chemistry undergraduates and early stage entrepreneurs. He won the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Oxford Trust and an SME Leadership Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2017
As well as being a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, he is part of the Institute of Directors “IoD 99” network of young entrepreneurs, member of the EPSRC Early Careers Forum and on the Science panel for the new DfE T-Levels.
Alex is thrilled to be the winner of this award.