Goda joined OnS in July 2020 as a Newcastle University BSc chemistry placement student. Having a keen interest to turn theoretical chemistry knowledge into practice to solve real-life problems she is eager to learn more about electroplating and analytical chemistry techniques. Her aim is to learn as much as possible during this one year and contribute as a valuable OnS team member.
Sofia is an industrial placement student completing her Masters in Chemistry from the University of York. As well as analytical techniques and GLP experience, her work focuses on plant scale chemistry and novel coating formulation.
Ben is an Industrial Placement student working towards an MEng in Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough University. He’s interested in Thermodynamics and Refrigeration cycles, as well as hands-on manufacturing processes.
Augusto Joined OnS via a RSC grant in March 2020, and has since been working as an electrochemist. He received his BSc in Material Science from the University of Manchester and his main area of research for the company has been to apply our innovative coating onto a variety of substrates.
Tonia joined Oxford nanoSystems in the autumn of 2018 as a grant manager. With a MSc in Physics, and further Fine Arts and Communications training,
She has worked for the Stanford Medical School in Palo Alto (CA). Before joining Oxford nanoSystems, she worked for Techpixies and Made with Joy in Oxford.
Vivian joined Oxford nanoSystems in June 2020 as a thermal engineer and is currently pursuing a PhD in microchannel flow boiling for power electronics cooling at Brunel University London, where she obtained her first degree in Aviation Engineering. She has over five years of research experience in both macroscale and microscale two-phase flow and heat transfer.
Prior to this, she worked as a research assistant in the Institute of Thermal Engineering at the University of Kassel, focused on pool boiling as well as multiphase oil and gas flows. Vivian is interested in the development of integrated cooling systems and the optimisation of nanostructured coatings in order to improve heat transfer performance in industrial applications including heat exchangers, heat pipes, pool and flow boiling systems.
Eleonora joined Oxford nanoSystems as Research Scientist in March 2019. She has a MSc in Chemistry from the University of Florence, Italy and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham. Eleonora has 5 years of experience in nanotechnology applied to the development of both optical and electrochemical biosensors for biomedical applications. After gaining a PGCE in Science from the University of Worcester while writing her PhD dissertation, and a brief experience as a Science Teacher, she decided to go back to research. She is particularly interested in any aspect of nanotechnology and surface chemistry and she wants to expand her electrochemistry and analytical chemistry skills.
Julie joined Oxford nanoSystems in February 2019. She has qualifications in business, finance, Health & Safety and human resource management with 20 years’ experience across a broad range of administrative tasks and legal compliance. She previously worked for Stonhard, a manufacturer of industrial coatings and linings systems.
Claudio is an organic chemist with an MSc from The University of Pisa, Italy. He switched his main focus to electrochemistry, spending 4 years in an Italian electroplating facility, a sector leader in the fashion market. He developed skills relating to the production process including control analysis, troubleshooting and problem solving. He also has an R&D focus in the areas of analytical method implementation, electrochemical characterization and overall design of innovative electroplating formulations.
Peter has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Birmingham with more than 10 years of experience in research and thermal systems. He is an engineering professional accomplished in design, modelling, development and testing of systems with particular emphasis in thermal. Through his research career, he gained competence to move from ideas to development then to application where he has successfully developed a number of heat powered adsorption-based systems for seawater desalination and cooling purposes.