Our leadership team comprises some of the most preeminent engineers and business leaders from the both sides of the Atlantic. Our technical team is made up of industry experts and passionate entrepreneurs. Together we make great things happen.
Zhe WangSenior Firmware Engineer
Zhe draws upon the over 20 years hands-on experience developing and co-designing embedded solutions in the space where software meets hardware. He rapidly and meticulously creates novel firmware solutions across all Zedsen applications, utilising his vast knowledge of the latest technologies. Since completing his PhD from the University of Reading in 2007, Zhe advanced his portfolio of electronics expertise as principle developer for over 30 products, managing every aspect of the product cycle from specification right through to mass production. Zhe has held senior roles at highly innovative companies such as Dyson, Paradox Ltd, and Pyronix Ltd.
Vivekram SivasailamSenior Simulation & Test Engineer
Vivekram pioneers the ground-breaking process that takes Zedsen applications from simulation through to physical testing. A visionary for data exploration with a grounding in physics and mathematics, Vivekram explores unchartered territories by creating many of the initial algorithms for our prototypes. Having initially joined Zedsen as Lead Simulation Engineer, Vivekram’s role now encompasses designing new sensors alongside hardware and firmware testing. He is an accomplished expert in Simulation Engineering, having worked as a consultant to many blue-chips, including Jaguar Land-Rover, Bombardier and GSK. Vivekram has mastered the use of MATLAB, Solidworks, COMSOL Multi-physics, and other Finite Element Analysis software working on diverse projects through medical healthcare to the automotive sector.
Tim WestwoodResearch Scientist
Tim is fundamental to the pioneering research that underpins Zedsen’s technological breakthroughs. He designs many of our clinical trials; publishes academic papers to deeply and thoroughly explore the capabilities of our applications; develops our software and underlying algorithms used for image reconstruction; as well as investigating the fundamental physics behind Zedsen’s pioneering technology. Tim graduated from Imperial College London with both a BSc and an MSc in mathematics and is currently studying for a DPhil at the University of Oxford as a member of the Oxford Center for Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations (OxPDE). Tim has also held a visiting researcher position at the London Mathematical Laboratory (LML) and has presented his work at international conferences from the UK to as far afield as Japan.
Sir Charles MasefieldChairman
Sir Charles is an eminent British engineer and began his career as an aerospace apprentice rising to become Commercial Director of Airbus. From 1993-1998 Sir Charles was Head of Exports within the British government and knighted for his contribution to increasing British exports. From 1999-2007 Sir Charles served as Vice Chairman and then President of BAE Systems, overseeing annual sales of $35 billion. More recently, Sir Charles was the Chairman of Microsulis Medical which pioneered microwave cancer ablation, now in widespread use in cancer hospitals around the world.
Paul is a business leader with 30 years experience, focused on advising CEO and Executive-level leaders to drive innovation and change in their companies. Paul has also built many companies from the ground up to create global enterprises and worked up to CEO level to lead multi-national companies with notable success. Paul has worked with over 100 organisations at board level in almost every sector across the world, including Coca Cola, Hilton Hotels, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Rolls Royce, and Philips.
Mike BluntSenior Electronic Design Engineer
Working hand-in-hand with Hrand for over 20 years, Mike is able to rapidly convert novel technology ideas into real-world hardware solutions. Mike has decades of experience working on high-end electronics in many disciplines, including defence and security. After serving with the Royal Navy, Mike began a successful career in electronics and electro-mechanical design. He has also completed pioneering design work on RFID readers and tags, subsea sensor control, along with R&D on various embedded control systems, medical sensors, test equipment and RF communications.
Matt JamesHead of Operations
Matt’s intrinsic role at Zedsen ensures our operational processes are robust and watertight. Matt strategically manages the timely delivery of our projects; leads on recruitment and provides diligent HR support for our highly qualified team; maintains our comprehensive and secure data room; and manages many third party relationships with Government organisations, academic institutions, and industry suppliers and collaborators. Matt brings over 20 years of programme delivery and digital development expertise to Zedsen; with global experience in aerospace, UK defence, telecoms, automotive, fin-tech, medical and non-fiction publishing.
Kenny MurdochSenior Hardware Engineer
Kenny plays a crucial role in innovating hardware solutions across all Zedsen projects. He has a meticulous understanding of the impact of design, and ensures the physical properties of the device are conducive to accuracy. Kenny’s rapid ability to progress Zedsen’s projects was demonstrated when he took our proof-of-concept derma device to a prototype ready for clinical trials within 6 weeks; including all CAD design and debugging. Kenny brings over 15 years experience in a spectrum of technology sectors including CO2 and YAG lasers, designing infrared security devices and gaming machines. Kenny has also worked on repairing ultrasonic generators, armed forces communications, anti-hacking for finance security, and collimators for radiotherapy linear particle accelerators.
John SculleyStrategic Advisor
Few entrepreneurs have been as successful across so many fields as Sculley. Prominently known for his days as CEO of Pepsi where he was responsible for the creation of the two liter bottle and the Pepsi Challenge, John also was CEO of Apple for more than ten years and was responsible for growing the company over 1000 percent. During his tenure the Mac became the largest selling hardware in the world. John is a frequent guest on business television shows around the world and a keynote speaker at many high profile events. He has received 10 honorary PhD degrees and is on the board of numerous $multi-billion healthcare startups.
Hrand MamigoniansChief Technology Officer
Hrand is one of the foremost world experts in sensor technology with over 30 years experience in this field. A visiting professor to a number of universities, Hrand is renowned for his encyclopedic knowledge on sensor technology. Hrand has applied his expert knowledge of electronic design and manufacture to commercial applications including the invention of the baby monitor for Tomy – selling over 8m units – and the invention of the digital tablet. Throughout Hrand’s career, he has been granted over 40 UK and international patents.
Dr Aslam SulaimalebbeHead of R&D
Managing all scientific and engineering roles in the Core Laboratory, Aslam plays a critical role in understanding the detail of every discipline required to produce breakthrough applications with Zedsen technology. Aslam is an accomplished, award-winning PhD Electronics engineer, and provides strategic input to drive the scientific progress of Zedsen. After gaining a 1st class honours degree and subsequent PHD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Aslam has built a strong scientific career including leading projects for the some of the world’s largest consumer electronics companies. Aslam’s diligent work has allowed him to master a number of skills in electronic engineering disciplines, including novel carbon nanotube technology, in-vivo blood glucose monitoring, and spectroscopy.
Dr Anastasios KanakisPrinciple Firmware Engineer
With expert knowledge on firmware and the latest chipset technologies, Anastasios works at breakneck speed to deliver customised firmware solutions for Zedsen. Anastasios gained his highly relevant PhD exploring wireless technology, glucose monitoring, and neonatal ultrasound simulation at Sheffield University and with associated hospitals. His deep knowledge of the medical field and wireless communication was further developed at companies such as Qualcomm. Anastasios has won multiple prestigious awards in global microcontroller design challenges, creating winning devices from concept ideas.
Daniel PolecSenior Hardware Engineer
Daniel is an electronics expert, and is a hands-on engineer as well as an accomplished designer of PCBs. He can often be found fine-soldering and setting up a complex array of oscilloscopes, or taking part in a detailed analysis of Zedsen modelling and simulation tests. With a BSc 1st in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Daniel augments his formal education with decades of experience as a multidisciplinary engineer in fields including Embedded C, RF/EMC/RFI and Analogue Design. Daniel refined his impressive skillset at SNR, a national telecommunications company in Romania; Muirhead Avionics MRO; and Honeywell Aerospace.
Daniel HoneywellChief Executive Officer
Since the formation of Zedsen, Daniel has raised investment, built an expert internal team and secured world-class third-party relationships. His ability to simultaneously undertake high-level strategic decisions whilst driving detailed developments has led to rapid progress within the company. Under Daniel’s leadership, Zedsen has secured a place in the top ten fastest-growing start-ups in the UK according to Syndicate Room. His passion and belief in the technology, combined with his ability to build expert advisory teams and apply the best of their collective knowledge, makes him a powerful and dynamic leader.