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Student / Alumni Startups

Several of our students, associates and alumni have gone off to found their own companies, building on the knowledge and experience they gained during their time at the NanoDTC. Examples include:


Company Name


NanoDTC Founder(s)


Rapid diagnosis of traumatic brain injury

Dr. Patrick Beldon, c2009



Innovation Consulting

Dr. Dishant Mahendru, c2010

Dr. Dirk Mersch, c2010

Calyxia nano-formulations

Dr. Jamie Walters, NanoDTC Associate 2010


Inkling 2D Material Inks and Composites

Dr. Richard Howe, c2011


Simprints Biometrics for the developing world

Alexandra Grigore, c2012


Semarion tools for more efficient drug trials

Dr. Tarun Vemulkar, c2012

Dr. Jeroen Verheyen, NanoDTC Associate 2014

Echion Technologies

fast charging batteries

Jean de la Verpilliere, c2013

Dr. Alex Groombridge, c2013

ConcR cancer diagnosis

Dr. Matthew Griffiths, c2013


Nu Quantum quantum technologies for satellites

Dr. Carmen Palacios Berraquero, c2013


Citrecycle battery recycling

George Lane, c2014


Hexagonfab food allergen sensing

Dr. Philipp Braueninger, NanoDTC Associate 2016












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Call for Mini Project proposals

Jun 19, 2019

The NanoDTC invites Mini Project proposals from Cambridge Academics for its incoming c2019 cohort. Submission deadline is 11th Oct 2019.

40 new EPSRC studentships for NanoDTC

Feb 04, 2019

We are pleased to announce that EPSRC have awarded a new Nano CDT grant of 40 studentships for training the next generation of interdisciplinary innovative nanoscientists

Midi+PhD Project Proposals from Cambridge Academics

Dec 19, 2018

We are now accepting project proposals for Midi (May-Jul 2019) + PhD projects (starting Oct 2019) for our c2018 students. Deadline 18 Feb.

NanoDTC student paper published in Nature Comms

Dec 07, 2018

c2013 student Jasmine Rivett was the first author on the recent paper, “Long-lived polarization memory in the electronic states of lead-halide perovskites from local structural dynamics” in Nature Communications.