Biography

Dr Matt Alexander was awarded a PhD from the Corrosion and Protection Centre, University of Manchester in 2000, and after a position as research engineer at BP Amoco, he then joined the Physical Electrochemistry Group, University of Bristol to conduct research into novel diamond electrode devices.

In 2001 he joined the Electrospray Research Group, Queen Mary University of London as a post-doctoral research assistant before taking up a lectureship position in Energy Engineering at Queen Mary, with specialism in electrospray technology.

In his leading role within the electrospray group at Queen Mary, Dr Alexander’s work led directly to the exciting discovery of new electrospray pulsating spray modes which have been shown capable of the controlled ejecting minute volumes of fluid for use in material deposition and high accuracy dispensing applications and have resulted in several patent applications and the formation of the spin-out company Emdot Ltd in 2007, with Dr Alexander as academic founder. His senior role within the company has led to extensive links with major stakeholders throughout the printing sector and in-depth experience of inkjet technology, markets and future opportunities.

In 2008 he was winner of the Royal Academy of Engineering ERA foundation entrepreneur prize. This award was in recognition of the significant potential of the novel printing technology to bring future economic benefits to the UK.

Dr Alexander has more than 14 years of research experience in the field of electrospray technology and he returned to academia in 2013 to take a lectureship position in Energy Engineering at the University of East Anglia where he now looks to further develop his research strategy in electrospray and electrostatic atomisation technology

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