Ideabatic’s story started in late 2014, when founder Kitty Liao participated in a hackathon to develop a ‘$10 inflatable fridge for field operation purposes’. From pitching to WHO in Geneva, to winning multiple innovation awards worldwide, we believe SMILE can make a real difference.
Kitty C. Liao
Founder & CEO
Royal Academy of Engineering 2018 Enterprise Fellow,
Ambassador at THE Port Association, Switzerland.
10+ years experience in multi-disciplinary system design and R&D, including low temperature systems, superconducting cavity diagnostics systems and design for low-resource settings.
Scientist and Researcher
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.
The study of Design Engineering has given me insight into how to create practical solutions to some of today’s most challenging problems. 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 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.
Cihat is a PhD student at the Center for Technology Management, focusing on Innovation and Intellectual Property Management.
Richard Goodwin FREng
Richard is the managing director at the Goodwin PLC group. Richard is highly involved in the technical development, product design and manufacturing processes of Goodwin plc. He is a rare example of the total engineer package, from business awareness to technical detail, efficient state-of-the-art manufacturing, through to development and encouragement of young engineers. The diverse range of sectors of engineering within the Goodwin group show his abilities are broad-ranging, from state-of the-art technology, to the continuation of traditional steel casting. He is an example of the type of engineering leadership at the forefront of delivery that the UK needs to develop and recognise.
Dr. Steve W. Wright
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. Michail E. Kiziroglou
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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