innovative engineering with humanitarian initiatives

Our Team

We are ambitious, passionate and energetic.

We believe in helping people in what we do by pushing frontiers of multi-disciplinary technologies.

We create, build and aim to make an impact on millions of people's lives.

Kitty C. Liao

Kitty C. Liao
Founder & Director

Engineer, Innovator & Ex-CERN Applied Physicist.
Hacker-in-Residence at Imperial College Advanced Hackspace. 
Ambassador at THE Port Association, Switzerland. 
PGDEntrepreneurship graduate at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Eight years multi-disciplinary system design and R&D, including low temperature systems, superconducting cavity diagnostics systems and medical devices. 

"I started working on last-mile cold chain issues since mid 2014. I founded Ideabatic with a vision to solve problems around the world that are often neglected with engineering innovation. I also would like to encourage scientists and engineers to work on these problems together.  Ideabatic aims to make a difference to the underserved across the world with continuous innovation and improvement in our technologies."

Abellona U

Abellona U

Scientist by day, artist by night

PhD student in Computational and Systems Medicine, trying to find new indicators to diagnose liver cancer earlier.

Love solving problems, creating things and exploring the world.

"I joined Ideabatic because its mission is very much in line with my personal goal of contributing to healthcare and other humanitarian causes using innovative ways in places where such developments are most needed."

Emily Branson

Emily Branson

Emily is an undergraduate at Imperial College, London where the focus is to promote a better world by applying the latest advances in Science and Engineering. 

"The study of Design Engineering has given me insight into how to create practical solutions to some of today’s most challenging problems. This is what draws  to Ideabatic, an organisation which was introduced to me through the guest lecture program.  Kitty’s presentation highlighted the benefits of a partnership between the technologically advanced and those who are in imminent need of life-saving vaccination.  SMILE has the potential to change the lives of generations in poorer communities through the application of innovative, cutting edge technology. To be part of this start-up is a dream of mine as it solves an international crisis which, to date, has not been overcome due to lack of funding and difficulty."

Wei Xiang Ooi

Wei Xiang Ooi

Wei is not used to addressing himself using a third person pronounce. Wei is a penultimate year Chemical Engineering student at Imperial College London, passionate about making a positive and lasting impact to the world. 

He hopes to add value to Ideabatic by utilising the knowledge, skills and intuition he picked up throughout the years in improving healthcare quality and accessibility.

Arthur Dunlop

Arthur Dunlop

Arthur is currently finishing his Masters degree in Aerospace and Aerothermal Engineering at Cambridge University. He is also a keen badminton player and enjoy playing the guitar in his free time.

'I joined Ideabatic for two reasons: 
1. I was interested in creating a real-life engineering solution, using the skills I've acquired so far. 
2. My time could not be better spent than making something that will save so many lives.' 


Cihat Cengiz



Dr. Steve W. Wright

Imperial College London

Steve received the BSc degree in Physics and the PhD in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London. His research interests have included fabrication methods and properties of compound semiconductor thin film transistors, their use in addressing flat panel displays and integrated drive circuits for displays. More recent work has been on the development of materials and methods for producing high resistance, low TCR materials for high value resistors in integrated circuits, and also high dielectric constant materials for ICs. His current research interests include energy harvesting systems, their associated electronic interfaces and MEMs devices.

Dr. Michalis Kiziroglou

Dr. Michail E. Kiziroglou

Imperial College London

Michail obtained his diploma in electrical and computer engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2000 and his master in microelectronics and nanoelectronics from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, in 2003. He holds a Ph.D. in microelectronics and spintronics awarded by the University of Southampton in 2007. He is currently a researcher with the optical and semiconductor devices group of Imperial College London. He has over 50 publications in international journals and conferences, 30 of which on energy harvesting devices. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the Institute of Physics. His research interests include energy harvesting devices, microengineering and energy autonomous wireless sensors.

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