Dr Jonathan Harrop - Director
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Dr Jonathan Harrop MA MSci PhD (Cantab) co-created the market research organisation Isis Electronics in 1992 that ultimately became IDTechEx. At Isis Electronics, he was responsible for market analysis, editing, graphic design and software development. He has been a director of IDTechEx since 2012 and is currently managing the marketing, editorial and IT teams.
Jonathan earned degrees in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge and has published peer-reviewed academic papers on physics, chemistry and biology in journals such as Physical Review with a focus on computational science.
He has authored dozens of reports over the past 28 years from "Smart Cards in Transport" (1992) and "New Intelligent Printing Techniques" (1995) to 3D Printed Materials (2020). At IDTechEx, he has covered smart cards, printed electronics, 3D Printing, computers, neural interfaces, biosensors, robotics and software.
Dr Peter Harrop - Chairman
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Dr Peter Harrop BSc PhD FIEE is Chairman of IDTechEx. He is a globally recognised expert on many of the topics covered by the company. He writes, lectures and consults worldwide for IDTechEx.
Earlier, he was a researcher at the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Director of Technology of Plessey Capacitors Worldwide and Chief Executive of Mars Electronics a US/UK manufacturing start-up he took to $260 million turnover without acquisitions then sale for $500 million. He has been Chairman of 20 high tech companies including rescue and profitable sale of the $120 million fibre optic manufacturer and systems integrator PINACL Plc. He was expert witness in an electric vehicle related lawsuit in the High Court London that resulted in a $16 million settlement.
Raghu Das - CEO
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Raghu Das MA (Cantab) is CEO of IDTechEx. He has a Natural Sciences degree from Cambridge University, where he studied Physics. He has tracked emerging technologies for over 20 years, providing best-in-class global research and strategic advice. He has helped organizations large and small - from Fortune 50 companies to start-ups, enabling them to make the best strategic decisions based on global insight.
Raghu has lectured at over 500 events around the World and leads several research programs including topics covering materials, manufacturing and electronics. His analysis of these industries and market forecasts have been cited globally, in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.
Yasuo Yamamoto - President, IDTechEx K.K. and VP Global Research Sales
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Yasuo Yamamoto, Manager of Business Development in IDTechEx Japan, has more than 30 years experience in the electronics, component and semiconductor industries. His various roles include Technical Management of Thick Film Paste development and applications, across a wide range of industries including multilayer capacitors, chip resistors, automotive hybrid circuits, plasma displays and photovoltaics. He has also been involved in Business Management in the photomask industry and has extensive international experience including assignments outside of Japan in manufacturing and process technologies.
James Hayward - Principal Analyst
James is a Principal Analyst at IDTechEx. Joining in 2014, he initially developed IDTechEx's wearable technology platform. He now oversees a team of analysts across varied topic areas, as well as oversight over the wearable technology research efforts. This area now includes reports looking at the technology and markets around wearable devices, wearable sensors, electronic skin patches, e-textiles, augmented, mixed and virtual reality (AR, MR, VR) and more. He has also worked on reports and led projects in many parallel areas, on topics including haptics, sensors, displays, stretchable electronics, advanced materials, user interfaces and other related topics.
IDTechEx also provide a tailored subscription service, giving customers real-time access to research from IDTechEx analysts across a series of emerging technology areas. James has published hundreds of company profiles and articles via this service, as well as developing and managing the overall product for IDTechEx. This product gives access for all the companies interviewed by IDTechEx's analyst time to be part of not only research reports, but key technology decision makers and scouts at leading technology companies and investment firms around the world.
James also speaks regularly both at IDTechEx's own events and other external events around the world on a variety of technology topics. In addition, James curates IDTechEx's Wearable Technology conferences, running each year in Santa Clara, CA and in Berlin, Germany.
James is based in Cambridge, UK.
Prior to joining IDTechEx, James graduated with 1st Class Honours from Imperial College London, where he completed an MSci in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry. This included research placements in topics including novel printed electronic systems and membrane biophysics, including the fabrication of drug delivery devices based on artificial cells.
James leads IDTechEx's research around markets and enabling technologies for wearable electronics. This includes authorship of leading market research and technology scouting reports focusing on several technology and application areas including:
- Wearable Technology
- Electronic Skin Patches
- Electronic textiles (e-textiles)
- Augmented, Virtual & Mixed Reality (AR, VR, MR)
- Stretchable and Conformal Electronics
- Wearable Sensors
- User Interfaces
These reports provide the backbone of coverage in these topics, which are evolving to include more areas such as biofeedback systems, neural interfaces, assistive actuators, robotics and artificial intelligence. James works with clients around the world, from small startups and research groups to Fortune 100 companies, assisting with strategy, technology scouting and new business development. Some examples of projects
can be read here, with a sample of some specific project titles (NDA permitting) as follows:
- Strategy development for new user interface technologies
- Performance targets for an emerging electronic device
- Developing an e-textile ecosystem for a traditional textile manufacturer
- Application targets for electroactive polymers
- Assessment of chip transfer technologies
- Assessment of novel audio technology for electronic devices
Dr Xiaoxi He - Principal Analyst
Dr Xiaoxi He is a Principal Analyst at IDTechEx. Since joining in 2014, she has been conducting technology scouting and bench-marking, doing market research and analysis, providing player assessment and evaluation and offering business insights and opinions on emerging technologies. Xiaoxi has helped multiple customers to understand their technology capabilities for existing and various emerging markets, as well as to find out potential commercial opportunities and strategies.
Xiaoxi is the lead analyst covering display and energy storage, which involves a deep understanding of diversified technologies and markets. She also leads IDTechEx's coverage and analysis of high-tech innovations in China, regularly interviewing key Chinese innovators and speaking at key conferences.
Xiaoxi is based in Cambridge, UK.
Xiaoxi obtained her PhD at the Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge. Prior to that, she completed her MSc at the University of Ulm (Germany) on advanced materials and her BSc degree in physics at Shandong University (China). Xiaoxi has authored several publications in leading peer-reviewed journals. She speaks Chinese (Mandarin) and English.
Xiaoxi is leading IDTechEx's research in display, human machine interaction technologies and energy storage. The projects that she has done are shown below:
Xiaoxi is the author of the following market research reports:
- Flexible, Printed and Thin Film Batteries 2019-2029: Technologies, Forecasts, Players (lead author). She has focused extensively on the technology and commercial aspects of thin, flexible or printed batteries, and is now an opinion leader in the industry.
- Perovskite Photovoltaics 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets, Players (lead author)
- Voice, Speech, Conversation-Based User Interfaces 2019-2029: Technologies, Players, Markets (lead author)
- Printed, Organic & Flexible Electronics Forecasts, Players & Opportunities 2019-2029 (co-author)
- OLED Display Forecasts and Technologies 2019-2029: The Global Rise of Flexible and Foldable Displays (co-author)
- Stretchable and Conformal Electronics 2019-2029 (co-author)
- RFID sensors 2018-2028: Forecast, Players, Opportunities (co-author)
A selection of her work is listed below:
- Helped a fortune 500 company to form a technology ecosystem to commercialize a wearable product that requires a battery technology with a special form factor.
- Helped a $3 billion company to identify how their nano-material can deliver value in advanced and post lithium-ion battery technologies.
- Helped a $ 26 billion global company to carry out technology scouting and bench-marking on existing technologies in various areas that can be applied for emerging displays.
- Provided technology and market research on energy harvesting for a $50 billion global company, covering all EH technologies as well as top players.
- Helped an international company to conduct sensor business research
- Helped a global company to conduct market and technology research of advanced materials used for display applications.
Previous research fields
- RFID in China 2015-2025: Forecasts, Players, Opportunities (lead author)
- Batteries for Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Utility Applications 2016-2026: Technologies, markets, players and opportunities (lead author)
Dr Richard Collins - Principal Analyst
Richard Collins, PhD, is a Principal Analyst at IDTechEx with specialist knowledge in advanced materials, thermal management, materials informatics, electric vehicles, and additive manufacturing.
Richard's work has included authorship of several IDTechEx reports, global briefings to subscribing clients, and delivering multiple custom consulting projects for billion-dollar companies. The range of analysis and projects has included granular market forecasts, strategy guidance, technology roadmapping, patent analysis, technology scouting, and investment due diligence.
Richard leads a team of analysts across varied topic areas, as well as having oversight of key research fields for IDTechEx.
The calibre of Richard's research at IDTechEx has resulted in international press coverage from numerous outlets including Materials World, Ceramic Industry, Plastics Today, Composites World, and many more. He has provided keynote presentations at conferences and technical masterclasses in 4-continents.
Richard was awarded his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford. He worked on the design and synthesis of organometallic catalysts as part of an industrial collaboration with a leading chemical company.
This has resulted in primary authorship of academic publications and review articles in peer-review journals. Prior to this Richard completed an MChem (first class) degree at the University of Oxford with a research focus on biodegradable polymers, which also resulted in a primary-author publication.
Richard plays significant roles in multiple topic areas:
Advanced Materials underpin nearly all scientific & engineering innovations. Richard leads this core research area with work including includes graphene & 2D materials, carbon nanotubes, aerogels, composites, lightweight metals, and more.
Materials Informatics is enabling a paradigm shift in the chemical and materials R&D. The technology leverages data infrastructure and machine learning to accelerate time to market. Richard is the lead analyst on this exciting emerging area.
Thermal Management is critical to a huge number of applications and a regular limiting factor or point of failure. Richard has authored bestselling reports on everything from the material considerations through to integration and end-use markets.
Additive Manufacturing is becoming an essential part of new product development and production. Richard has carried out research across the 3D printing industry, with specific focus on metals and continuous fiber composites.
Electric Vehicles is undeniably at the forefront of one of the largest revolutions seen to the mobility sector in a long time. Richard oversees the IDTechEx research team on this topic including the full range of vehicle categories, components, and associated infrastructure.
And more. Richard has carried out research beyond these areas into energy harvesting, structural electronics, structural health monitoring, and in-mold electronics.
Dr Nadia Tsao - Principal Analyst
Dr Nadia Tsao is a Principal Analyst at IDTechEx where she has been driving the company's research in the life sciences. Her research spans a range of topics within healthcare, including digital health, bioelectronic medicine, and tissue engineering.
At IDTechEx, Nadia has authored research reports and articles, delivered custom consulting projects to multibillion-dollar companies, taught masterclasses, and co-organized the company's Healthcare Sensor Innovations conference and exhibition.
Prior to IDTechEx, Nadia was an Associate Consultant at Cambridge Healthcare Research, where she conducted market landscape analysis for pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies.
Nadia received her PhD in Biotechnology from the University of Cambridge and has a BSE in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Princeton University, where she also minored in Engineering Biology and Materials Science Engineering.
Nadia oversees IDTechEx's life sciences portfolio. Her areas of expertise include:
Luke Gear - Senior Technology Analyst
Luke Gear is a Senior Technology Analyst at IDTechEx with a specialist knowledge of electric vehicles, energy storage for electric vehicles, and stationary energy storage. Luke has developed an expertise in forecast modelling, technology road mapping, and competitive landscape analysis in these research areas.
Luke speaks regularly both at IDTechEx events and external events, sharing the latest insights on electric vehicle and battery trends. He has provided keynote presentations and technical masterclasses across three continents.
Luke is further responsible for overseeing the Electric Vehicle conference at the IDTechEx Show!, held yearly in Berlin, Germany and Santa Clara, California.
Luke is based in London, UK.
Luke holds a Master of Physics with First-class honours from the University of Bath, and studied a variety of topics including photonics, nanoscience and condensed matter. Luke's interest for sustainable energy began with his Master's placement at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, where he helped improve the efficiency of a piece of specialist scientific software. His work contributed to the ITER project, a fusion experiment in Southern France that hopes to be the first to generate a surplus of energy.
Before joining IDTechEx, Luke completed an internship at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, where he published a report and datasets on policy drivers for behind-the-meter energy storage.
Luke travels extensively, attending conferences and visiting companies for primary research in these areas.
- Assessing demand growth for specific metals in electric vehicle powertrain components. An international council wanted a forecast of demand for copper created by the growth in electric vehicles and its associated infrastructure. We carried out a detailed assessment of the markets, identified and analyzed the key components using or likely to use copper, and developed various detailed market forecast scenarios.
- Assessing the Market Opportunity for a Novel Battery Module. A multi-million-dollar technology and research company approached IDTechEx for commercializing a novel battery module with unique thermal management capabilities. IDTechEx validated the cost advantages of the module in different environments and leveraged an extensive network to carry out an assessment of the competitive and market landscape. A detailed analysis on pricing, technology choices, battery system structure and typical cooling techniques were provided, allowing the company to position their product more effectively on the market.
Dr Michael Dent - Senior Technology Analyst
Dr Michael Dent is a Senior Technology Analyst at IDTechEx. Having joined in 2019, he supports the company's research and consulting within the life sciences. Before joining IDTechEx, Michael was an Innovation Consultant at Innovia Technology in Cambridge, where he conducted research-led consultancy projects across a range of sectors including pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, energy and food.
Michael received his PhD in Chemical Biology from Imperial College London, working at the interface between chemistry, biology and physics. His research involved using advanced microscopy to study the behaviour of environmentally responsive fluorescent molecules within the plasma membranes of cultured cells. Prior to his PhD, Michael completed an MChem in chemistry from Warwick University, undertaking a research project on medical imaging and novel cancer therapeutics.
At IDTechEx, Michael performs research around markets and enabling technologies within the life sciences. This includes authorship of market research and technology scouting reports focusing on several technology and application areas including agricultural technology and next-generation food technology.
Previous research fields
In his previous role, Michael carried out research across several industries, including pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, energy and food. Examples of his work include:
- Identifying new business opportunities for a novel pharmaceutical designed to target the human microbiome
- Engineering proteins so that they remain stable during high-temperature processing and long-term storage
- Understanding the fundamental biology of taste in order to improve the perception of artificial sweeteners within low-calorie beverages
As a PhD student, Michael carried out multidisciplinary research into the structuring of the plasma membranes of live cells. This research involved working across synthetic chemistry, cell biology and advanced microscopy and led to 4 publications in leading academic journals.
Dr David Wyatt - Technology Analyst
Dr David Wyatt is a Technology Analyst at IDTechEx working primarily in the Electric Vehicles team. Prior to joining IDTechEx in May 2019, David was a Postgraduate Research Associate in the Transitional Energy Strategies Team based in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.
Outside of academia, David worked for three years in Deutsche Bank London's Commodities Operations Group as a Position Control Specialist, reconciling the exchange traded positions of Deutsche Bank's Oil, Gas, and Power desks across the various international commodities exchanges.
David has an integrated PhD and MSc from the Doctoral Training Centre in Low Carbon Technologies at the University of Leeds, which was supervised out of the Institute for Transport Studies and School of Chemical and Process Engineering. His doctoral research focused on the simulation of on-road vehicle exhaust emissions through the development of a coupled traffic simulation and instantaneous emission model. Aspects of this work have been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and he has presented this research at a several international transport and air pollution conferences.
He also holds an MSc in Climate Change from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia and a BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics from the London School of Economics.
David has joined the Electric Vehicles team at IDTechEx and will initially be researching electric trucks and vans. Other areas of interest include autonomous vehicles, drones, sensor technology and mobility tech more generally.
Previous research fields
David's postdoctoral research at Cambridge investigated the technical and financial challenges of bus fleet electrification and examined the development of autonomous shuttle services.
His PhD research investigated on-road vehicle exhaust emission; the impact of road grade on vehicle emission; Portable Emission Measurement System (PEMS) analysis, exhaust emission modelling and traffic network simulation.
David also has a background in climate change research. A one-year taught masters at the Climatic Research Unit at UEA provided the opportunity to study both climate change science and the social, economic, and political impacts of climate change, under the tuition of number of the UK's leading climate scientists.
Phillip Trelford - CTO
Phillip has been CTO at IDTechEx since 2016. Based in Cambridge (UK) he is responsible for IDTechEx's technology, including websites, journals and conference systems. Phillip has 30 years of commercial experience in software development, including video games, finance, retail, robotics and machine learning research. He is interested in AI, Machine Learning, Quantum Computing, Cloud Computing, High Performance Computing (HPC), Functional Programming (FP) and Programming Language Design.
He is also an active member of the software development community, regularly speaking at conferences, user groups and companies, running training workshops, collaborating on books, writing articles and contributing to open source projects. Phillip is a co-organizer of the London F# User Group and a founding member of the F# Foundation.
Dr Alex Holland - Senior Technology Analyst
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Alexander Holland, PhD, is a Senior Technology Analyst focused on Energy Storage technologies. His activities include technology benchmarking, supply chain analysis and market forecasts. Prior to joining IDTechEx in 2019, he worked as a product development analyst at a B2B renewable energy supplier.
Alex obtained a PhD in Electrochemical Engineering from the University of Southampton. He worked as part of an EU H2020 consortium with his thesis focussing on the development of a high rate, environmentally benign battery chemistry.
He also obtained a first class Masters in Physics from the University of Southampton and spent a summer at the National Physical Laboratory studying the electrical properties of graphene for use as an environmental sensor.
Alex works in the field of Energy Storage with an interest in technologies, applications and supply chains.
Previous research field
During his time as a PhD researcher, Alex authored three peer-reviewed articles and co-authored several more. He also collaborated on projects with a variety of topics, including redox flow batteries, UPS for demand side management and environmental analysis of emerging battery chemistries.
Daniele Gatti - Technology Analyst
Daniele Gatti is a Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, providing technical, business and player analysis in the field of energy storage.
Daniele obtained a Master degree in "Energy Science and Technology" at University of Ulm (Germany), with focuses on lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells. His Master thesis, performed at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU), was related to the investigation of Ionic Liquids for Lithium-Sulfur batteries.
Daniele works in the field of Energy Storage, technology and application, with an interest in Energy Harvesting.
Previous research fields
During his Master thesis, he participated in the challenge "How to boost trucks on hydrogen", promoted by the website Cooldowntheplanet.com
, founded by University of Delft.
He also collaborated with the vertical farming start-up MBN Seeding (Verona - Italy) as Energy consultant, performing a techno-economic analysis of stationary fuel cells for energy production.
Dr James Edmondson - Technology Analyst
Dr James Edmondson BSc MPhys MSc PhD is a Technology Analyst at IDTechEx. Having started in 2019, he specialises in the field of market research for materials and thermal management in electric vehicles and 5G technology.
He studied for his BSc MPhys in Physics at the University of Warwick, he then went on to study for his MSc PhD in Analytical Science also at the University of Warwick. His specialist area was on the use of electrochemical scanning probe microscopy techniques for mapping structure and functionality of materials at the nanoscale.
He has been the lead author of a publication in ChemElectroChem and a contributing author on a large review in Analytical Chemistry.
With IDTechEx James has focussed on the electric vehicle and 5G markets, considering the thermal management of these areas and the associated material concerns. James has completed reports on thermal management for 5G and electric vehicles in addition to materials for electric vehicles. He has also carried out extensive company interviews, premium articles and bespoke consultancy projects in these areas.
Dr Matthew Dyson - Technology Analyst
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Matthew is a Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, specializing in printed/organic/flexible/hybrid electronics. Matthew has previously been involved in academic research across a wide range of printed/flexible electronics topics, contributing to 15 scientific papers in well-respected journals and obtaining an h-index of 8. As such he has a comprehensive understanding across the printed/organic/flexible electronics field. Matthew analyses technical innovations and applications across the printed/organic/flexible/hybrid landscape, publishing his analysis on the IDTechEx portal and in reports. He is based in London, UK.
Matthew has a BSc Joint Honours (first class) in Physics and Chemistry from Durham University, providing a broad understanding across both disciplines. After a PGCE and two years teaching physics in London he returned to academia, completing an MRes (with distinction) and PhD in Physics from Imperial College London. This research aimed to better establish processing/structure/property relationships in conjugated polymers, particularly in the context of insulator blends, and was conducted within Imperial College's Centre for Plastic Electronics that spans the Chemistry, Physics and Materials Science departments. More recently, Matthew was a post-doctoral researcher at Eindhoven Technical University as part of an EU funded Innovative Training Network (ITN), focusing primarily on organic photodetectors (OPDs) and sub-bandgap states in conjugated polymers. His research has also included work on hybrid perovskite photovoltaics/photovoltaics and aggregation induced emission materials.
Matthew covers the printed/organic/flexible/hybrid electronics space, which includes the following (often overlapping) topics:
Flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) is an emerging manufacturing methodology that aims to combine the benefits of printed electronics with the functionality offered by mounted components. This enables PCB replacement in with lighter, conformal alternatives across many industries, and includes innovative technologies such as flexible integrated circuits. Matthew previously authored a report on FHE and is currently identifying and analyzing recent developments.
Conductive inks are one of the most developed markets in printed electronics, with screen-printed silver paste used to make conductive fingers on solar panels. However, there is still plenty of innovation in the sector, with the advent of particle-free, stretchable, and copper inks for applications as diverse as e-textiles and in-mold electronics (IME).
Printed sensors span a wide range of applications, ranging from large area image sensors to wearable electrodes. Matthew recently authored an extensive report covering the full gamut of printed sensor applications, which promise to combine sensing capability with flexible form factors and low-cost manufacturing.
Thomas Lynch - Technology Analyst
Thomas is a Technology Analyst at IDTechEx researching advanced materials technologies. Prior to joining IDTechEx he was a scholarship student at the University of Oxford, having also worked in research labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Birmingham.
Tom graduated with 1st Class Honours from the University of Oxford, where he studied for an MEng in Materials Science. This provided a firm understanding of the intersecting worlds of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering. His studies have included a wide-ranging variety of applications, from biomaterials for use in the medical sector, to advanced metallurgy for use in aerospace. His research involved the use of advanced computational techniques to model quantum mechanical properties of hydrogen bonds in minerals.
At IDTechEx, Tom is presently involved with research into electrically conductive adhesives, with applications spanning many different fields of interest.
Dr Yu-Han Chang - Technology Analyst
Dr. Yu-Han Chang is a Technology Analyst at IDTechEx working predominantly on Advanced Materials.
Dr. Chang previously worked as an Etching Process Engineer in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) from 2012-2014, where she gained experience of working with 16 nm to 40 nm technology.
Yu-Han has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Imperial College London. Her research was focused on charge carrier dynamics of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) thin-film solar cells utilizing transient absorption spectroscopies. Her Ph.D. work resulted in two first-author publications in the top 2% journals in the field of materials science: Advanced Energy Materials and Advanced Functional Materials.
She obtained her master's and bachelor's degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the National Tsing-Hua University in Taiwan. Her master research focused on synthesizing Indium sulphide non-toxic layer for CIGS thin-film solar cells.
Yu-Han has a total of 8 years of experience working with semiconductor and photovoltaic materials. She has also acted as an associate consultant for a London renewables start-up and evaluated the investment potential of expanding their business to SE Asia.
Yu-Han enjoys organising STEM outreach activities, promoting science and renewable energies to the general public. She had held 4 outreach events at Imperial College London and Science Museum London during her Ph.D. and acted as an ambassador for many more.
Dr James Jeffs - Technology Analyst
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Dr James Jeffs is a Technology Analyst at IDTechEx. Since joining in March 2021, he has been contributing to IDTechEx's research into autonomous vehicles. Previously, James worked at WMG (University of Warwick) on the Triumph TE-1 electric motorcycle project, here he specialised on modelling, thermal management analysis and functional testing of control software. Before working for WMG, James also completed a PhD at the University of Warwick, focussing on thermal management for electric vehicles using complex heat-pump systems. Overall, James was involved in the area of electric vehicles for over 5 years prior to joining IDTechEx.
James studied for a BSc and MPhys in Physics at the University of Warwick. Following this he moved to the WMG department to complete a PhD in the thermal management of electric vehicles in low temperature climates, sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover. During his PhD he focussed on the optimisation of complex heat pump systems, utilising multiple heat sources and sinks, in an electric vehicle. During this work he demonstrated novel approaches to data analysis and redeployment of existing optimisation methodologies in new areas.
During his time in academia, James published two journal papers in MDPI's Energies journal, as well as authoring four conference papers.
James is working on autonomous vehicles research across a range of sectors at IDTechEx, including their environmental-mapping technologies. Beyond this, James remains interested in the thermal management challenges associated with battery electric vehicles.
Sona Dadhania - Technology Analyst
Sona is a Technology Analyst at IDTechEx. Sona's work at IDTechEx focuses primarily on 3D printing, with secondary interests in advanced materials and healthcare. Over the past three years, Sona has extensively researched 3D printing materials and the 3D printing industry landscape while at the University of Pennsylvania in the US and Imperial College London in the UK.
Sona received her BSE degree (Bachelor of Science in Engineering) from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019, where she majored in Materials Science and Engineering and minored in Engineering Entrepreneurship. In her first year at UPenn, she was awarded the inaugural Science Ambassador Scholarship from Cards Against Humanity, a full-tuition scholarship for a woman pursuing STEM studies. In her last two years, she became extensively interested in the materials science underpinning 3D printing. This led to a senior thesis project on a novel conductive polymer resin to 3D print force sensors for applications in orthopedics and commercial footwear. To pursue her interest in 3D printing further, she came to Imperial College London in 2019 to earn her MSc in Advanced Materials and Engineering, where she was supported by the Thouron Award, a fully funded fellowship for post-graduate studies in the UK. During her time at Imperial, she extensively researched the 3D printing of a bioactive hybrid material for application in bone implants and cartilage replacements.
Sona is working on 3D printing research at IDTechEx, extensively studying the markets, materials, and technologies behind the industry. Aside from 3D printing, she is interested in researching advanced materials and materials in healthcare.
IDTechEx expert associates
Teresa Henry - Business Development Director, Research
Teresa Henry heads the IDTechEx Asia-Pacific office. She spent 8 years working in South Africa for the blue chip company AECI Chlor Alkali and Plastics and was Editor for their in house journal. On returning to the UK she joined the leading international engineering consulting group Mott MacDonald working in business development and marketing research for the Middle East and South Asian regions. She later worked in international marketing for Diomed Ltd the world leaders in surgical diode lasers. Teresa manages IDTechEx conferences and publications research. email@example.com
Ray Lung - Business Development Manager
Ray's industrial experience includes working at Microcircuit Materials, DuPont for 20 years in roles including engineer, sales and management. Later he joined a Taiwanese IPO company, Taiflex in 2015 as Assistant Vice President in the Energy Business Unit and was assigned as Global Sales Director and BU head in Taiflex Kunshan (China) in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Thomas Sullivan - Business Development Manager
Dr Céline Ramond - Business Development Manager
Dr Céline Ramond is Business Development Manager at IDTechEx since May 2018 for research and reports. She works with many companies from SME to Fortune1000 companies. Before that, she was an account manager for a leading multiphysics simulation software company where she worked with many customers from start-up to multinational to help them implement simulation tool.
She obtained a PhD in 2012 from the Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris after graduating from an engineering degree from Phelma and a master in Physical Sciences from Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble.
Amina Bux - Business Development Manager
Rasmy John - Director - Inside Sales