With a strong Board and a wealth of technical and commercial experience NeuDrive’s team has been working in the ﬁeld of organic electronic materials for over 20 years.
Ray Fisher Founder & Director
Ray was the ‘Chemistry World’ Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015, awarded in recognition of his innovation and entrepreneurship over 30 years working in chemistry related businesses. He founded Peakdale Molecular in 1992 growing it into a leading supplier of chemistry services to the international pharmaceutical industry. After selling Peakdale in 2014 he founded NeuDrive to take forward his vision for organic electronics. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Ray remains actively involved in NeuDrive’s material science research.
Christine Fisher Founder
After an early career with Ellis and Everard, Christine was Operations Director of Peakdale Molecular from 1996 to 2014. Christine is a Board member of Business Peak District having previously served on the Board of Derbyshire Economic Partnership. In addition to being an active member of the Board of Directors Christine is the NeuDrive Company Secretary.
Paul Joyce Director
Paul is Managing Partner of Ramsdens Solicitors, a leading Yorkshire based law firm. He is a director of companies in both the private and not for profit sector and was a director of Peakdale Molecular from 1998 to 2014 before joining NeuDrive’s board.
Chris has been involved with 40+ start-ups and five $80m+ exits. He is formerly Chairman of Health Enterprise East (NHS Innovation Hub); Founder of Synergix Health (Health company); a Partner with New Venture Partners (International VC); Founder and CTO of BT Brightstar (Corporate Venturing) and an Entrepreneur and former Head of Futures Research at BT (R&D). He has provided innovation and IP commercialization advice to major corporations including companies such as Origin Energy, VTT, Xerox and Swiss Post Dr. Winter holds a BA (Oxon, Biochemistry), a PhD (Physics), and Visiting Professorships at UCS, Brunel and Reading Universities
Gareth, BEng (1st Hons), has multidiscipline engineering background. He is experienced in nano-materials, biotechnology, electronics and automotive diagnostics. Gareth specialises in sourcing manufacturing, design, technology solutions, collaborators and end users and subsequent negotiations and contracts. He has led multiple UK and international commercial technology projects throughout his career. Gareth is an experienced Director and project manager who has developed and maintained relationships with subcontractors and collaborative partners and customers including the UK and China. He is focused on working with end-users to deliver iterative commercial outputs to ensure the right product is developed.
Olga EfremovaHead of Sensor Technology
Olga has 15+ experience in materials chemistry with a particular focus on biomedical and optoelectronic technologies, gained from PhD in Inorganic Chemistry undertaken in Russia followed by academic career at Aston University and the University of Hull (UK) and finally joining NeuDrive as the Head of Sensor Technology in the rememberable year of 2020. She has published nearly 50 papers during her career, and she currently leads R&D activities at the company’s biosensor site at Daresbury Laboratory.
Mahdi ArabnejadSenior Scientist
Mahdi is a biotechnologist who has MSc in Analytical Biotechnology from Cranfield University. He received his PhD in manufacturing from the same university in 2018. He joined NeuDrive in June 2018 as part of biosensor R&D team. Mahdi is leading OTFT fabrication site for displays and sensors.
Sunera is a Chemistry graduate from the University of Leicester, having completed his Master’s thesis on atmospheric pollutants utilising computational and analytical chemistry in June, 2019. Sunera joined Neudrive in January 2020 and works as a scientist in the design, fabrication and testing of OTFT materials for displays and sensors.