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New Chief Scientist for Epigem

Epigem have announced the appointment of Simon Allen as its Chief Scientist.

Simon will be helping to develop and characterise materials across the full range of the company’s work, liaising especially with technical partners. He will bring his considerable expertise to European and TSB projects such as Milked, Mimic, Symphony, Commitment and Flex-o-Fab.

With a PhD from Oxford on the characterisation of ferro-electric materials, Simon has previously worked for ICI for 25 years, having headed their measurement science group. He continued in this role when the group was sold to Intertek, which he left last year. Simon has developed a specific expertise on the characterisation of optical and electrical properties of various materials.

Tim Ryan, managing director of Epigem, said: “Simon brings extensive experience in project management, and analysis and characterisation of materials. He has a strong physics background and this is exactly what Epigem needs as we work to develop our capabilities in new and existing markets. He is a fantastic addition to the team.”

Simon Allen said: “Epigem is a driving force in micro engineering and I am looking forward to helping shape the company’s capabilities in the printed electronics and microfluidics fields. This is a very exciting time to be joining this fast moving and innovative sector and organisation.”

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