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 & Chairman
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 WinterNon-Executive Chairman
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
Kiron Prabha RajeevHead of OTFT Technology
Dr Kiron Prabha Rajeev completed a collaborative PhD in electronic engineering with Merck Chemicals Ltd and the University of Surrey in 2015, this included industrial placement within Merck’s Organic Electronics Group for the duration of his PhD. He was employed at Merck as a Research Scientist prior to his PhD. After his PhD he took a post-doctoral position at the University of Manchester working on inkjet printed organic field effect transistors and neuromorphic circuit design. Dr Prabha Rajeev joined ND in 2018 from the Greman Laboratory at the University of Tours, where he was working on wearable electronics and nanogenerators. He has more than 10 years of experience working on nanoelectronics and organic electronic devices. Kiron is involved in the management of OTFT technology and business development at Neudrive Ltd.
Shashi PandyaHead of Science
Dr Shashi Pandya has been researcher at UJF, Grenoble, France and Durham University working on bio-active heterocycles, organometallics, natural products, asymmetric synthesis, catalysis, lanthanide complexes for MRI and materials for OLEDs. For last 5 years she has worked in the field of organic electronics, developing and evaluating high performance organic semiconductors materials for organic light emitting devices, photovoltaics and transistor applications. She has published 19 papers. Dr Shashi Pandya joined NeuDrive in 2016 and is responsible for the research and development of organic materials, their formulation and integration in high performance transistor technology, into applications such as dynamically flexible displays, conformal sensors and logic devices. She is also involved in the business development for international collaboration and investment. She is responsible for handling the IP portfolio of the company.
Rebecca DeyBiosensor Scientist
After completing her undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Rebecca went on to achieve a PhD in Tissue Engineering at the University of Manchester. During this time, Rebecca gained a wealth of experience in the development and characterisation of materials for healthcare applications. Rebecca then worked in scientific publishing at the Royal Society of Chemistry before deciding to return to the lab, joining NeuDrive as part of the biosensor R&D team.
Mahdi ArabnejadSenior Scientist
Mahdi is a biotechnologist who has MSc in Analytical Biotechnology from Cranfield University. He received his PhD in biosensor area from the same university in 2018. Mahdi joined NeuDrive in June 2018 and is part of biosensor R&D team. Mahdi’s area of expertise includes electrochemistry and biosensor technology.
Dominique RichardsonSenior Scientist/Business Development Executive
Dominique is currently part of the lab-based biosensor R&D team working to bring NeuDrive’s vision to market. Prior to joining NeuDrive, Dominique graduated with a PhD from the University of Manchester before moving to the University of Helsinki to undertake a position as a postdoctoral researcher. Dominique has an extensive background in the field of chemical biology with over 10 years’ experience in gene expression and protein chemistry.