Management Team
OUR MANAGEMENT
Mohammed Khan
CEO
Prof. David Fairen-Jimenez
Founder, President and CSO
Graham Spencer
CCO
Dr Dennis O'Sullivan
CTO
Board
OUR BOARD MEMBERS
Mohammed Khan
CEO
Prof. David Fairen-Jimenez
Founder, President and CSO
Jogchum Brinksma
Chairman
Dr Tony Harris
Director
Ate Visser
Director
Science
THE SCIENCE TEAM
Prof. David Fairen-Jimenez
Founder, President and CSO
Dr Ceren Camur
Senior research associate
Dr Robin Babu
Research associate
Dr Gerard Boix
Research Associate
Kamal Diab
Research associate
Dr Naveen Kumar
Synthetic Chemist
Dr Lik Hong Wee
Research Manager
Hassan Azhar
Lab Technician
Prof. Peyman Moghadam
Computational Researcher
Dr Amir Farmahini
Senior Computational Scientist
Dr Aurelia Li
Computational Scientist
Engineering
THE ENGINEERING TEAM
Dr Dennis O'Sullivan
CTO
Dr Nicholas Rice
Senior Engineer
Dr Ibrahim Albaik
Computational engineer
Dr Mohamed Abdelraouf
System and process engineer
Fawaz Ojobowale
Production Engineer
Ailsa Morrison
Process Design engineer
Commercial
The commercial team
Graham Spencer
CCO
Dr Ben Dyer
Commercial Associate
Ed Hackett
Programme Manager
IP
IP
Nigel Roberts
IP DIRECTOR
Finance
FINANCE
Daniel Brown
Finance Manager
Advisors
OUR ADVISORS
Neil MacDougall
Ex-Chair of Silver fleet Capital and BVCA
Board Member of UKBAA
Andrew Milnes
Ex BP Executive
Commodity Specialist
Non Exec Director
Venture Investor
Michael Pambianchi
Ex Corning executive
Breakthrough ENERGY FELLOW
John Walker
Ex Board Member Johnson Matthey
FTSE 100 Board member
Ex-CEO Clean Air
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Mohammed Khan
CEO

Mohammed is a seasoned executive with a proven track record of transforming and growing a range of businesses from energy, chemicals, specialities, life sciences, water and other industrial markets. Common themes spanning a career over 27 years include technology commercialisation, creating enterprise value, customer intimacy and partnerships, full M&A cycle including joint ventures experience. Mohammed has operated in most industrial geographies across the world and brings significant customer insight and business leadership experience to Immaterial with a career spanning across Johnson Matthey, BP and a number of SMEs.

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Prof. David Fairen-Jimenez
Founder, President and CSO

David is a co-founder of Immaterial and leads the development of our fundamental technology. He is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Reader in Molecular Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge, where he leads the Adsorption & Advanced Material Laboratory. His research into the application of MOFs in energy applications and nanoscale drug delivery is underpinned by fundamental studies into molecular recognition and self-assembly processes inside nanoporous materials.

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Jogchum Brinksma
Chairman

Jogchum is an entrepreneurial senior executive with a detailed experience in different industries, both large private and public corporations. He became fascinated by the recent enhanced possibilities of computational analytics of large datasets for complex decision making and analytical review. Over the past years he invested in a broad range of university spin-outs with innovative breakthrough technology, which benefit from these enhanced capabilities in their scientific research towards promising commercial applications. He supports the companies with capital and advises on strategic challenges, in a capacity as Non-Executive Director or Advisor. His deep experience and relationships in energy markets support Immaterial in accelerating the commercial growth of the company.

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Dr Tony Harris
Director

Tony is a seasoned entrepreneur and inventor with a 35-year background in business and technology. His expertise spans international corporate governance and business development, product management, technical sales and international exporting, as well as intellectual property management and licensing. In 2007 he successfully exited an international software company that he co-founded in 1989. The company won four Queen’s Awards, appeared in The Times’ 100 FastTrack and ProfitTrack and had offices in three continents.

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Ate Visser
Director

Ate brings nearly 40 years of broad, international senior executive experience in the energy and chemicals industries. He has successfully developed and managed large integrated upstream and midstream natural gas/LNG, Gas-to-Liquids and chemicals businesses. During his Shell career, he served as a member of the Upstream Asia Leadership Team, and the global Integrated Gas and Shell Chemicals Leadership Teams. Ate supports various other start-ups, a global consultancy and serves on the Supervisory Board of two companies. Throughout his career, Ate has consistently focussed on using cutting-edge R&D to overcome world-scale technology challenges, and unlock significant value through innovation. For Immaterial, with its ground-breaking platform technology, he sees opportunities to advance the state-of-the-art in a broad range of industries and applications. Ate is an active member of the Immaterial team.

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Graham Spencer
CCO

Graham leads the commercial team, responsible for the strategic deployment of Immaterial’s technology, structuring partnerships, consortia and customer relationships. His background is in the commercialisation of early stage technology, particularly platform and advanced materials. Graham has been responsible for foundational agreements in diverse industrial sectors including advanced manufacturing, automotive, electronics, offshore and marine, and natural resources.

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Dr Dennis O'Sullivan
CTO

Denis is the CTO and Engineering lead at Immaterial. He brings extensive experience from FMCG, Chemicals and Pharma. In 20+ years at Procter & Gamble, he led multifunctional teams on successful global projects, consulted on scale-up of new-to-the-world processes and led $-mn capability developments from ideation to delivery. He is passionate about coaching our next generation of engineers and scientists. He and the Engineering organisation focus on turning the innovations of our Science Team into great process solutions for our customers.

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Dr Ceren Camur
Senior Research Associate

Ceren leads all the wet-lab R&D activities. Prior to joining Immaterial, Ceren was a Research Associate in the Adsorption & Advanced Material Laboratory (AAML) at the Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology and a College Research Associate at St John’s College at the University of Cambridge. She completed her PhD in Materials Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain in 2019. During her PhD, she successfully created synthesis processes using the spray-drying method, enabling the manufacture of MOF powders at a multi-kilogram scale in collaboration with AxelOne, Lyon, France under a Horizon 2020 project called ProDIA.

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Dr Robin Babu
Research Associate

Robin is responsible for scaling up our MOFs and the research and development of new MOF materials. Robin completed his PhD in Chemistry from Pusan National University in South Korea, where his research was focused on the development of numerous materials (metal organic frameworks, mixed metal oxides, and nano materials) for catalytic applications. He also holds an MTech degree in Industrial Catalysis and MSc degree in Chemistry. To date, Robin has published 22 international papers related to the design, green synthesis, and investigation on the structural properties of MOFs for carbon capture and transformation catalysis.

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Dr Gerard Boix
Research Associate

Gerard completed his PhD in chemistry at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain. His research was focussed on the development of MOF-based composite materials for applications such as water remediation, biomedicine, and drug delivery. He also holds a MSc in Industrial and Research Chemistry and a BSc in Chemistry both from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Gerard’s role at Immaterial is the design, synthesis, and optimisation of monolithic MOFs as well as developing the technologies for their industrial scale production.

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Kamal Diab
Research Scientist

Kamal is responsible for creating materials for hydrogen storage, carbon dioxide and ammonia capture and water sorption applications. Prior to joining Immaterial, Kamal completed an MSc in Chemistry at E-JUST University, studying MOFs for water sorption applications. Kamal received the Newton-Mosharafa Scholarship to pursue his studies in the UK in early 2020. Kamal has completed his second MSc. of Research at the University of Birmingham studying sorption-based systems using MOFs. In his spare time, Kamal enjoys reading stories and playing football.

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Dr Lik Hong Wee
Research Manager

Lik Hong is leading the synthesis, processing and upscaling of zeolites for catalytic and separation applications at Immaterial. He completed his PhD in Chemistry at Manchester Metropolitan University (2008) where he developed novel methods for the fabrication of ultra-thin zeolite films. After completing his Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen (FWO) research fellowship at the University of Leuven, he joined the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge as a senior FWO research fellow. He specialises in the design, synthesis and processing of nanoporous materials such as zeolites, metal-organic frameworks and ordered mesoporous silicas.

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Hassan Azhar
Lab technician

Hassan is the lab technician at Immaterial. Coming from a Biotechnology background, he believes in the technology that Immaterial has to offer to the community. He assists the scientists and engineers in the large-scale production of MOFs whilst playing a vital role in ensuring the safe, efficient, and smooth operation of the laboratory. He creates and run systems to manage raw-material supplies, waste disposal, housekeeping, good work practices and helps with safety-related tasks in the laboratory.

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Prof. Peyman Z. Moghadam
Computational Researcher

Peyman is an Associate Professor of data-driven materials engineering at the Department of Chemical Engineering at University College London (UCL). His research is leading the field of high-level molecular simulations and big-data science–including Monte Carlo, quantum chemical calculations and machine learning–for characterisation of self-assembled porous materials. He works with Immaterial on the digital manufacturing of MOFs.

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Dr Amir Farmahini
Senior Computational Scientist

Amir is a Senior Computational Scientist at Immaterial specialised in molecular and process systems engineering (MSE/PSE). His expertise span across multiscale and multiphysics modeling and simulation of chemical engineering systems from atomistic scale through to process and device scale. Amir has numerous first-class publications in adsorption science, nanoporous materials, and carbon capture technologies. At Immaterial, Amir is leading the efforts for the development of energy efficient carbon capture technologies based on Immaterial's innovative metal-organic framework monoliths, where insights from molecular simulations are combined with process level understanding for large-scale system design.

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Dr Aurelia Li
Computational Scientist

Aurelia is responsible for screening large datasets of materials using molecular simulations to find the most promising ones. Prior to joining Immaterial, Aurelia completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge with Prof. David Fairen-Jimenez. Her work focused on the development of datasets of porous materials (metal-organic frameworks and cages). She also holds an MPhil in Advanced Chemical Engineering from the same university and a Diplome d'Ingenieur (equivalent to MSc) from Centrale Paris.

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Dr Nicholas Rice
Senior Engineer

Nicholas is responsible for driving the engineering research, development, and design of several aspects of Immaterial production technology. Nicholas recently completed his PhD in reactor hydrodynamics at the Magnetic Resonance Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. He holds an MPhil in Advanced Chemical Engineering, also from Cambridge. He undertook his degrees at Cambridge as part of the Gates Cambridge Scholar classes of 2013 and 2014. His first degree in chemical engineering is from the University of Cape Town. He has experimental and computational modelling experience principally in new-to-world energy technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells, carbon capture and storage, and novel fluidisation techniques.

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Dr Ibrahim Albaik
Computational EnGineer

Ibrahim is responsible for designing the integration of MOFs in systems for gas storage, gas separation and HVAC applications. Ibrahim completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham, where he developed MOF-based cooling and desalination adsorption systems. He also holds an MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering from Birmingham, where he was awarded a Ratcliffe Prize for the best post-graduate performance in the Engineering School. His first degree in Mechanical Engineering is from Islamic University of Gaza. He has industrial and research experiences in different electro-mechanical projects such as pump stations, wastewater treatment and desalination plants as well as renewable energy systems such as Solar-Organic Rankine cycle, Stirling engine and biogas systems.

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Dr Mohamed Abdelraouf
System and Process Engineer

Mohamed has a background in fluid mechanics, coatings, and process simulation which he has developed during his Ph.D. and MSc. Mohamed is currently leading a system project which is focused on the design and simulation of a unit operation for carbon capture and purification from gas-fired boiler flue gas.

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Fawaz Ojobowale
Production Engineer

Fawaz holds a Master’s degree in Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering from Swansea University. He is about to defend his PhD in advanced thermal characterisation of carbonaceous materials used for metallurgical purposes. As part of his PhD, he had secondments at TATA Steel, his industrial sponsor where he was involved in technology transfer of lab-scale optimisation learnings to pilot plant scale application. In his current role at Immaterial, Fawaz is responsible for the determination of key parameters for process scale-up, reactor design and optimisation.

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Ailsa Morrison
Process Design engineer

Ailsa divides her time between optimising and delivering kg-scale MOF production onsite, and undertaking research and design work for future tonne-scale projects. She holds an MEng in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London. Prior to joining Immaterial, she worked as an Applications Engineer, specialising in advanced metrology equipment, working with customers to develop innovative quality assurance solutions in industries ranging from medical devices to aerospace.

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Dr Ben Dyer
Commercial associate

Ben is a member of the commercial team, developing deployment opportunities for Immaterial’s technology portfolio. In addition, Ben is also a project manager, ensuring the smooth delivery of Immaterial’s ongoing projects with partners, customers, and funding agencies. Ben has a background in advanced materials and recently completed a PhD in materials engineering at the University of Cambridge, where he researched soft magnetic composites for use in electric motors. Prior to starting his PhD studies, Ben worked overseas as a Mechanical Engineer at Atkins, where he led the design of mechanical equipment as part of a multi-billion-dollar Oil & Gas project in the Middle East.

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Edward Hackett
Programme manager

Edward oversees the smooth delivery of Immaterial’s ongoing projects with partners, customers, and funding agencies. Additionally, he works in Immaterial’s commercial team to develop deployment opportunities for Immaterial’s technology portfolio. Edward holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge and an MEng from University College London and the London School of Economics where he researched the technological and economic viability of large-scale aerogel production.

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Nigel Sommerville Roberts
IP Director

Prior to joining Immaterial as IP Director, Nigel was a senior technologist at Procter and Gamble. After a 26 year career at P&G, he left to work as a consultant specialising in product/process-based Intellectual Property development and product/process development. He is now also a visiting academic at the Universities of Birmingham, Leeds and Sheffield. He regularly gives University teaching on technical and business subjects including solids (pharma) processing, product and process design, critical thinking and innovation mechanisms.

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Daniel Brown
Finance Manager

Dan is a finance professional with a background in MedTech and Scientific research organisations.

Mohammed
Mohammed Khan
CEO
MANAGEMENT
BOARD

Mohammed is a seasoned executive with a proven track record of transforming and growing a range of businesses from energy, chemicals, specialities, life sciences, water and other industrial markets. Common themes spanning a career over 27 years include technology commercialisation, creating enterprise value, customer intimacy and partnerships, full M&A cycle including joint ventures experience. Mohammed has operated in most industrial geographies across the world and brings significant customer insight and business leadership experience to Immaterial with a career spanning across BP and Johnson Matthey.

David
Prof. David Fairen-Jimenez
Founder, President and CSO
MANAGEMENT
BOARD
Science

David is a co-founder of Immaterial and leads the development of our fundamental technology. He is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Reader in Molecular Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge, where he leads the Adsorption & Advanced Material Laboratory. His research into the application of MOFs in energy applications and nanoscale drug delivery is underpinned by fundamental studies into molecular recognition and self-assembly processes inside nanoporous materials.

Jogchum
Jogchum Brinksma
Chairman
BOARD

Jogchum is an entrepreneurial senior executive with a detailed experience in different industries, both large private and public corporations. He became fascinated by the recent enhanced possibilities of computational analytics of large datasets for complex decision making and analytical review. Over the past years he invested in a broad range of university spin-outs with innovative breakthrough technology, which benefit from these enhanced capabilities in their scientific research towards promising commercial applications. He supports the companies with capital and advises on strategic challenges, in a capacity as Non-Executive Director or Advisor. His portfolio of investee companies has a strong focus on decarbonisation and facilitating the energy transition. His deep experience and relationships in energy- and environmental markets support Immaterial in accelerating the commercial growth of company.

Tony
Dr Tony Harris
Director
BOARD

Tony is a seasoned entrepreneur and inventor with a 35-year background in business and technology. His expertise spans international corporate governance and business development, product management, technical sales and international exporting, as well as intellectual property management and licensing. In 2007 he successfully exited an international software company that he co-founded in 1989. The company won four Queen’s Awards, appeared in The Times’ 100 FastTrack and ProfitTrack and had offices in three continents.

Ate
Ate Visser
Director
BOARD

Ate brings nearly 40 years of broad, international senior executive experience in the energy and chemicals industries. He has successfully developed and managed large integrated upstream and midstream natural gas/LNG, Gas-to-Liquids and chemicals businesses. During his Shell career, he served as a member of the Upstream Asia Leadership Team, and the global Integrated Gas and Shell Chemicals Leadership Teams. Ate supports various other start-ups, a global consultancy and serves on the Supervisory Board of two companies. Throughout his career, Ate has consistently focussed on using cutting-edge R&D to overcome world-scale technology challenges, and unlock significant value through innovation. For Immaterial, with its ground-breaking platform technology, he sees opportunities to advance the state-of-the-art in a broad range of industries and applications. Ate is an active member of the Immaterial team.

Graham
Graham Spencer
CCO
MANAGEMENT
Commercial

Graham leads the commercial team, responsible for the strategic deployment of Immaterial’s technology, structuring partnerships, consortia and customer relationships. His background is in the commercialisation of early stage technology, particularly platform and advanced materials. Graham has been responsible for foundational agreements in diverse industrial sectors including advanced manufacturing, automotive, electronics, offshore and marine, and natural resources.

Denis
Dr Dennis O'Sullivan
CTO
MANAGEMENT
engineering

Denis is the CTO and Engineering lead at Immaterial. He brings extensive experience from FMCG, Chemicals and Pharma. In 20+ years at Procter & Gamble, he led multifunctional teams on successful global projects, consulted on scale-up of new-to-the-world processes and led $-mn capability developments from ideation to delivery. He is passionate about coaching our next generation of engineers and scientists. He and the Engineering organisation focus on turning the innovations of our Science Team into great process solutions for our customers.

Ceren
Dr Ceren Camur
Senior Research Associate
science

Ceren leads all the wet-lab R&D activities. Prior to joining Immaterial, Ceren was a Research Associate in the Adsorption & Advanced Material Laboratory (AAML) at the Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology and a College Research Associate at St John’s College at the University of Cambridge. She completed her PhD in Materials Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain in 2019. During her PhD, she successfully created synthesis processes using the spray-drying method, enabling the manufacture of MOF powders at a multi-kilogram scale in collaboration with AxelOne, Lyon, France under a Horizon 2020 project called ProDIA.

Robin
Dr Robin Babu
Research Associate
science

Robin is responsible for scaling up our MOFs and the research and development of new MOF materials. Robin completed his PhD in Chemistry from Pusan National University in South Korea, where his research was focused on the development of numerous materials (metal organic frameworks, mixed metal oxides, and nano materials) for catalytic applications. He also holds an MTech degree in Industrial Catalysis and MSc degree in Chemistry. To date, Robin has published 22 international papers related to the design, green synthesis, and investigation on the structural properties of MOFs for carbon capture and transformation catalysis.

Gerard
Dr Gerard Boix
Research Associate
science

Gerard completed his PhD in chemistry at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain. His research was focussed on the development of MOF-based composite materials for applications such as water remediation, biomedicine, and drug delivery. He also holds a MSc in Industrial and Research Chemistry and a BSc in Chemistry both from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Gerard’s role at Immaterial is the design, synthesis, and optimisation of monolithic MOFs as well as developing the technologies for their industrial scale production.

Kamal
Kamal Diab
Research Scientist
science

Kamal is responsible for creating materials for hydrogen storage, carbon dioxide and ammonia capture and water sorption applications. Prior to joining Immaterial, Kamal completed an MSc in Chemistry at E-JUST University, studying MOFs for water sorption applications. Kamal received the Newton-Mosharafa Scholarship to pursue his studies in the UK in early 2020. Kamal has completed his second MSc. of Research at the University of Birmingham studying sorption-based systems using MOFs. In his spare time, Kamal enjoys reading stories and playing football.

Naveen
Dr Naveen Kumar
Synthetic Chemist
science

Naveen is a Synthetic Chemist who recently joined Immaterial in November 2022. He completed his PhD in 2021 from University of Limerick, Ireland, where he continued as a postdoctoral researcher for approx. a year and then moved to Virginia Tech, USA for another postdoc from June 2022 to October 2022. His research expertise is design, synthesis, and characterisation of Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for adsorption and/or separations. Naveen’s role at Immaterial is to work on the development of monolithic MOFs for industrial applications.

Lik
Dr Lik Hong Wee
Research Manager
science

Lik Hong is leading the synthesis, processing and upscaling of zeolites for catalytic and separation applications at Immaterial. He completed his PhD in Chemistry at Manchester Metropolitan University (2008) where he developed novel methods for the fabrication of ultra-thin zeolite films. After completing his Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen (FWO) research fellowship at the University of Leuven, he joined the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge as a senior FWO research fellow. He specialises in the design, synthesis and processing of nanoporous materials such as zeolites, metal-organic frameworks and ordered mesoporous silicas.

Hassan
Hassan Azhar
Lab technician
science

Hassan is the lab technician at Immaterial. Coming from a Biotechnology background, he believes in the technology that Immaterial has to offer to the community. He assists the scientists and engineers in the large-scale production of MOFs whilst playing a vital role in ensuring the safe, efficient, and smooth operation of the laboratory. He creates and run systems to manage raw-material supplies, waste disposal, housekeeping, good work practices and helps with safety-related tasks in the laboratory.

Peyman
Prof. Peyman Z. Moghadam
Computational Researcher
science

Peyman is an Associate Professor of data-driven materials engineering at the Department of Chemical Engineering at University College London (UCL). His research is leading the field of high-level molecular simulations and big-data science–including Monte Carlo, quantum chemical calculations and machine learning–for characterisation of self-assembled porous materials. He works with Immaterial on the digital manufacturing of MOFs.

Amir
Dr Amir Farmahini
Senior Computational Scientist
science

Amir is a Senior Computational Scientist at Immaterial specialised in molecular and process systems engineering (MSE/PSE). His expertise span across multiscale and multiphysics modeling and simulation of chemical engineering systems from atomistic scale through to process and device scale. Amir has numerous first-class publications in adsorption science, nanoporous materials, and carbon capture technologies. At Immaterial, Amir is leading the efforts for the development of energy efficient carbon capture technologies based on Immaterial's innovative metal-organic framework monoliths, where insights from molecular simulations are combined with process level understanding for large-scale system design.

Aurelia
Dr Aurelia Li
Computational Scientist
science

Aurelia is responsible for screening large datasets of materials using molecular simulations to find the most promising ones. Prior to joining Immaterial, Aurelia completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge with Prof. David Fairen-Jimenez. Her work focused on the development of datasets of porous materials (metal-organic frameworks and cages). She also holds an MPhil in Advanced Chemical Engineering from the same university and a Diplome d'Ingenieur (equivalent to MSc) from Centrale Paris.

Nicholas
Dr Nicholas Rice
Senior Engineer
Engineering

Nicholas is responsible for driving the engineering research, development, and design of several aspects of Immaterial production technology. Nicholas recently completed his PhD in reactor hydrodynamics at the Magnetic Resonance Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. He holds an MPhil in Advanced Chemical Engineering, also from Cambridge. He undertook his degrees at Cambridge as part of the Gates Cambridge Scholar classes of 2013 and 2014. His first degree in chemical engineering is from the University of Cape Town. He has experimental and computational modelling experience principally in new-to-world energy technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells, carbon capture and storage, and novel fluidisation techniques.

Ibrahim
Dr Ibrahim Albaik
Computational engineer
Engineering

Ibrahim is responsible for designing the integration of MOFs in systems for gas storage, gas separation and HVAC applications. Ibrahim completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham, where he developed MOF-based cooling and desalination adsorption systems. He also holds an MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering from Birmingham, where he was awarded a Ratcliffe Prize for the best post-graduate performance in the Engineering School. His first degree in Mechanical Engineering is from Islamic University of Gaza. He has industrial and research experiences in different electro-mechanical projects such as pump stations, wastewater treatment and desalination plants as well as renewable energy systems such as Solar-Organic Rankine cycle, Stirling engine and biogas systems.

Mohamed
Dr Mohamed Abdelraouf
System and process engineer
Engineering

Mohamed has a background in fluid mechanics, coatings, and process simulation which he has developed during his Ph.D. and MSc. Mohamed is currently leading a system project which is focused on the design and simulation of a unit operation for carbon capture and purification from gas-fired boiler flue gas.

Fawaz
Fawaz Ojobowale
Production Engineer
Engineering

Fawaz holds a Master’s degree in Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering from Swansea University. He is about to defend his PhD in advanced thermal characterisation of carbonaceous materials used for metallurgical purposes. As part of his PhD, he had secondments at TATA Steel, his industrial sponsor where he was involved in technology transfer of lab-scale optimisation learnings to pilot plant scale application. In his current role at Immaterial, Fawaz is responsible for the determination of key parameters for process scale-up, reactor design and optimisation.

Ailsa
Ailsa Morrison
Process Design engineer
Engineering

Ailsa divides her time between optimising and delivering kg-scale MOF production onsite, and undertaking research and design work for future tonne-scale projects. She holds an MEng in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London. Prior to joining Immaterial, she worked as an Applications Engineer, specialising in advanced metrology equipment, working with customers to develop innovative quality assurance solutions in industries ranging from medical devices to aerospace.

Ben
Dr Ben Dyer
Commercial Associate
Commercial

Ben is a member of the commercial team, developing deployment opportunities for Immaterial’s technology portfolio. In addition, Ben is also a project manager, ensuring the smooth delivery of Immaterial’s ongoing projects with partners, customers, and funding agencies. Ben has a background in advanced materials and recently completed a PhD in materials engineering at the University of Cambridge, where he researched soft magnetic composites for use in electric motors. Prior to starting his PhD studies, Ben worked overseas as a Mechanical Engineer at Atkins, where he led the design of mechanical equipment as part of a multi-billion-dollar Oil & Gas project in the Middle East.

Ed
Edward Hackett
Programme Manager
Commercial

Edward oversees the smooth delivery of Immaterial’s ongoing projects with partners, customers, and funding agencies. Additionally, he works in Immaterial’s commercial team to develop deployment opportunities for Immaterial’s technology portfolio. Edward holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge and an MEng from University College London and the London School of Economics where he researched the technological and economic viability of large-scale aerogel production.

Nigel
Nigel Sommerville-Roberts
IP Director
IP

Prior to joining Immaterial as IP Director, Nigel was a senior technologist at Procter and Gamble. After a 26 year career at P&G, he left to work as a consultant specialising in product/process-based Intellectual Property development and product/process development. He is now also a visiting academic at the Universities of Birmingham, Leeds and Sheffield. He regularly gives University teaching on technical and business subjects including solids (pharma) processing, product and process design, critical thinking and innovation mechanisms.

Daniel
Daniel Brown
Finance manager
Finance

Dan is a finance professional with a background in MedTech and Scientific research organisations.

Neil
Neil MacDougall
ADVISOR
Ex-Chair of Silver fleet Capital and BVCA
Board Member of UKBAA
Venture investor
Andrew
Andrew Milnes
ADVISOR
Ex BP Executive
Commodity Specialist
Non Exec Director
Venture Investor
Michael
Michael Pambianchi
ADVISOR
Ex Corning executive
Breakthrough ENERGY FELLOW
Advisors
John Walker
ADVISOR
Ex Board Member Johnson Matthey
FTSE 100 Board member
Ex-CEO Clean Air
Venture intvestor
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