Combining Science & Technology

OxMet Technologies develops, licenses, and manufactures proprietary alloys, alloy powders and alloy components for the aerospace, automotive, industrial and biomedical markets.  It draws on technology and software developed over two decades by world-renowned researchers at Oxford University.  OxMet’s proprietary ABD® range of alloys has a wide range of industrial, medical, and consumer applications, including making rockets, planes, and cars more fuel efficient, and reducing the problems associated with many medical implants.  

In many of these markets, a combination of regulatory pressure, changing technology platforms, and inexorable commercial forces is driving an urgent search for new alloys, and OxMet is the fastest in the world at developing them.

Our Team

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Consultant & Founder Director

Dr Fauzan Adziman

Fauzan is Associate Engineering Director at the Centre for High Temperature Materials, an Engineering Lecturer at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and an I2I Fellow at Saïd Business School. He was a Zienkiewicz Scholar in multi-scale computational engineering, and lead analyst engineer in Yokohama.

He leads the integrating OxMet’s proprietary Alloys-By-Design software with multi- physics computational engineering, manufacturing processes and data science. As a Japanese speaker, he is also integralto the Company’s business development activities in Japan.

Founder, Titanium Projects Leader

Dr Enrique Alabort Martinez

Enrique held a senior research fellowship at the University of Oxford, where he also completed his doctoral studies in the field of engineering science.

He leads OxMet’s titanium, biomedical and consumer research and development programmes, conducting materials design, process modelling, and engineering design.

Biomedical Implants Researcher

Dr Daniel Barba Cancho

Daniel completed in PhD in aerospace engineering at the University of Oxford, and is now on the development of engineered implants using 3D printed lattice structures together with Enrique, as well as the development of OxMet single crystal superalloys for the next generation of turbine blades.

Alloy Development Engineer

Dr John Clark

As an Alloy Development Engineer, John is working on the design and testing of the next generation of nickel-based superalloys. This revolves around optimising designs for performance and mechanical properties, as well as designing alloys suitable for additive manufacturing. Before working for OxMet, John completed an EngD in materials engineering at the University of Nottingham, and spent time working abroad in the travel industry.

Founder, Nickel Projects Leader

Dr David Crudden

David has spent a decade designing superalloys, and during his PhD he designed a new high-temperature nickel alloy for a major UK jet engine manufacturer, which
is scheduled to see use in a new aircraft engine in the coming years. He is the named inventor on 8 patents and also has extensive materials characterisation expertise.

At OxMet, David leads OxMet’s Nickel development programmes, and is the principal developer of the Alloys-by-Design software.

Office Manager

Claire Frame

Claire is a part-time Office Manager for OxMet and assists in the day to day financial and administration for the office. Prior to this Claire worked as a PA to the Managing Director of a National Training company.  Claire has also worked for Prodrive and Aston Martin.  Claire enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her young family.

Business Development Manager

Rebecca Gingell

Before joining OxMet, Rebecca worked as a strategy consultant in London, and a commodities trader in New York.

At OxMet she leads the Company’s new market analysis activities and seeks to build development relationships and partnerships. She is also responsible for the Company’s recruitment programmes.

Founder,
Mathematical Analysis Leader

Dr Yilun Gong

Yilun is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford. He recently completed his PhD which focussed on corrosion- resistant alloys for high temperature structural applications in nuclear reactors. Yilun specialises in thermophysical data analysis, and as consultant to OxMet is responsible for the implementation of mathematical and physical models within the ABD® software.

Process & Production
Capabilities Lead

Dr Gael Guetard

Prior to OxMet, Gael worked as a process engineer for Erasteel and Aubert & Duval. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge, investigating the use of powder metallurgy for high-performance bearings.

At OxMet he is leading the specification of the production equipment which will be bought with the Series A funding, and will lead OxMet’s process engineering group.

CEO

Michael Holmes

Michael has spent approximately half his 23 year career leading science start-ups, and half in corporates. He was founding Chief Executive of Opsys Limited, an or- ganic semiconductor business spun-out of Oxford University, which was sold to CDT, where Michael Holmes served on the board through the subsequent NASDAQ flotation, and later led the sale of Cambridge Flat Projection Displays, a Cambridge University spin-out, to Microsoft. He has also run the turn-around of a NYSE-listed China-based appliance and electronics manufacturing business, and spent 8 years at Tesco plc, with roles including leading strategy and M&A, Group Corporate Finance Director, and CEO of a £1.5bn division of non-core businesses and member of the board of the Tesco’s £40bn UK business. He started his career at The Boston Consulting Group in 1995.

Additive Programme Manager

Dr Andre Nemeth

Between 2014 and 2017, Andre did his PhD in Oxford focusing on oxidation- assisted failure in superalloys for jet engines together with Rolls-Royce. In 2018, he won the TMS International Superalloys Award. At OxMet he is leading the programme to develop and process new nickel alloys for additive manufacture.

Research Collaborator

Dr Chinnapat Paniwasiwas

Chinnapat works with OxMet on the Innovate UK project "Optimisation of superalloys for additive manufacture using computational methods" to accelerate development of new metallic materials specifically for additive manufacturing (AM). He uses Alloys-by-Design software to identify and optimise alloy compositions for future AM applications. Before joining the programme, Chinnapat worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham to develop predictive capability for advanced manufacturing processes - investment casting, laser/electron beam fusion welding and AM. Chinnapat enjoys cooking Thai food and travelling around the world. 

Senior Advisor

Professor Cathie Rae

Aluminium Projects Lead Bus Dev Manager, Americas

Dr Babak Raeisinia

Babak obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He joins OxMet from Novelis, a leading producer of rolled aluminium products, where, as Lead Scientist, he was responsible forthe Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) program and oversaw a diverse portfolio of exploratory projects. Babak is based in Atlanta, GA, where he leads OxMet’s aluminium development programme.

Founder, Chief Scientific Officer

Professor Roger Reed

Roger Reed is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a world-leading in the computational design and processing of novel alloys. He is the author of the leading textbook on superalloys, which is used in universities and industry worldwide.

Over the last 25 years, his heavily industrially-funded research group has transformed understanding of the high temperature capabilities of these materials to resist creep deformation and degradation, and led to both improved and new corrosion-resistant superalloys.Many of the alloys developed or studiedin his group have seen extensive use inindustrial applications.