ABOUT US

INNOVATION FOR THE FUTURE

Novatica Technologies Ltd was established based on combined multidisciplinary expertise of two academics with the main aim to develop and promote the most advanced bio- and chemical technologies for a sustainable and prosperous future.

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While working in Academia and developing innovative technologies, we noticed that their uptake by the industries is usually hampered by a range of problems, such as high initial costs, technology immaturity and last, but not least, the reluctance by the senior industry players to change the common way of things.

Our Mission is to facilitate the adoption of the cutting-edge technologies in three major domains: Clean Energy & Environment, Health & Wellbeing and Sustainable Economic Growth by: 

  • training a new generation of engineers who early on become familiar with and used to the new technologies;  

  • dissemination of high-tech advances in biotech, chemical engineering and materials manufacturing;

  • development & optimisation of innovative technologies & sustainable solutions through a holistic analysis of the available research & market data and experimental R&D activities. 

OUR TEAM

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Dr Maria Sotenko 
BSc, MSc (Hons), PhD, FHEA
Co-Founder

Maria has substantial expertise across several disciplines such as biotechnology, downstream processing, catalysis and environmental engineering. In her career of 10+ years in Academia, Maria also provided consultancy support for various industrial partners, participated in numerous outreach and science dissemination activities and developed a multidisciplinary teaching portfolio.

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Edrea Phua
BSc, BEng (Hons), PhD (2021)
Research Scientist

Edrea holds both Diploma from Singapore Polytechnic and BEng (Hons) from Loughborough Universities. Edrea has built her unique expertise on the boundary between materials science and biotechnology. Throughout her research career of 6 years, Edrea has acquired great hands-on knowledge in nanocomposites manufacture and characterization, bacteria and bacteriophage small and large scale culturing, biotech product isolation and analysis.

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Dr Konstantin Loponov
BSc, MSc, PhD, AFHEA
Co-Founder

Konstantin is a chemical engineer with more than 17 years of experience in academia and industry and has an impressive track record of publications in highly ranked scientific journals. His considerable portfolio includes projects on fuel cells catalysts development & characterisation, photo- and flow chemistry, process intensification, chemical reactors design and functional materials manufacturing. 

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Huzaifa Qureshi
BEng (Hons) (2022)
Junior Research Scientist

Huzaifa is a final year Chemical Engineering student at Chester University who has gained great experience in chemeng and biotech processes design, MATLAB, Pro II, HAZOP, technical reporting and experimental analysis. During his studies and industrial placements, Huzaifa successfully completed projects on the rheological properties of food products, procurement of natural plant-based colorants and polyphenols, biorefinery process development.