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

Current PGDEntrepreneurship at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Engineer, Innovator & Ex-CERN Physicist.

Hacker-in-Residence at Imperial College Advanced Hackspace. 

Ambassador at THE Port Association, Switzerland.

Seven 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 big problems around the world that are often neglected and further develop SMILE, a smart last-mile vaccine cooling and delivery system for the developing world. 

Ideabatic aims to make a difference to the underserved across the world with continuous innovation and improvement in our technologies.

Adam Alexander

Adam Alexander

Designer and Engineer in equal portions with more than a hint of eccentric inventor thrown in for good measure. Masters Degree in mechanical engineering and ten years professional engineering experience solving problems in the built environment in some of the worlds best engineering companies such as Arup and McLaren. One of Adam's achievement includes designing and building the cooling and heating systems in the Shard.

Ideabatic, for me, combines all the elements of the perfect project, a humanitarian angle that has the potential to help thousands, a juicy engineering problem to find the solutions to and a well founded team to bounce ideas off of.

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.

Advisory Board


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.

Imperial Innovations

Patent Investor - Imperial Innovations

Friends from NGO vaccine and immunization (confidential)