Dr. Paul Atherton


Dr Paul Atherton Dr Paul Atherton is a successful, serial, technology entrepreneur.

He co-founded Queensgate Instruments in 1978 whilst studying for his PhD in the Astronomy Group at Imperial College and following an academic career became Managing Director from 1987 until its sale in March 2000.

Paul is founder and Executive Chairman of Nexeon Limited (li-ion battery materials) which has raised more than 55M of venture capital investment Nexeon.

Paul was Chairman of C2V (Micro Gas Chromatographs) until November 2009 when it was acquired by Thermo-Fisher. He was founder and Chairman of Midaz Lasers until July 2012 when it was sold to Coherent Ltd.

He has lectured and consulted widely on the subjects of nanotechnology and of technology entrepreneurship. He was formerly president of euspen, and a Visiting Professor at Cranfield University., and he currently chairs the EPSRC Center for innovative manufacturing in Ultra Precison Engineering project at Cranfield and Cambridge University.

EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Ultra Precision

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Ultra Precision

Paul has a PhD in Physics from Imperial College.

Paul is a Non Executive Director of Imperial Innovations.

He has an MBA from the London Business School (MBA26). He won the Alumni Achievement Award in 1995, served as a Governor of the School for 6 years and is a non executive director of Sussex Place Ventures, the LBS Venture Fund Sussex Place Ventures.

Paul was made a Fellow of The London Business School at the Annual Congregation Ceremony in July 2013. http://www.london.edu/

Contact: paul.atherton@nanoventures.co.uk


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