Bristol based Silent Sensors Limited grows its team with the recruitment of Zois Michail Tsikriteas as its Lead R&D Engineer. He joins us from the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Bath, where he is completing his PhD.
The University of Bath is a centre of excellence for R&D in energy harvesting and mechanical engineering. Silent Sensors already works closely with the University, where they sponsor Masters and PhD students working on new technology to create the first fully recyclable piezoelectric ceramic-polymer composite that can replace the existing components in sensors, actuators, and energy harvesters.
Zois graduated from the Materials Science Department at the University of Patras, Greece, in 2017. Following his Bachelor of Science degree, he continued his education at the same university, earning a Master’s degree in Polymer Science and Technology. His early projects were centered around smart and functional materials, where he excelled in the fabrication and characterization of nanocomposites, along with studying their dielectric, thermal, and mechanical responses, particularly in the context of energy storage and harvesting.
His primary research interest while concluding his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath lies in the development of multifunctional flexible devices for medical wearable applications, with a specific focus on improving patient care in diabetic peripheral neuropathy. In addition to his main research, Zois has also contributed to side projects on the development of additively manufactured ferroelectric composites for PFAS removal from water, antimicrobial and bone tissue engineering applications.
Sharon Boyes-Schiller, Managing Director of Silent Sensors, says:
“As Zois concludes his academic journey, marked by a strong commitment to scientific discovery and innovation, he is set to join Silent Sensors as our Lead R&D Engineer. In this new role, he will lead the company’s research and development efforts in the Industrial Internet of Things sensors, energy harvesting, and embedded systems, applying his extensive knowledge in materials science and polymer technology. His responsibilities will encompass leading multidisciplinary engineering projects, overseeing rapid prototyping, and contributing to the development of pilot production processes, ensuring their quality and efficiency. We are very happy to have Zois as part of our growing team.”