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Prof. Marc Desmulliez

Marc is a company founder and one of the inventors of the technology.

He graduated from the top French “Grande Ecole” in Electrical engineering (Supelec) and has two MSc’s in Physics and microwave engineering and one PhD in optoelectronics.


Marc is currently the director/founder of the Microsystems Engineering Centre at Heriot Watt University since 2000 with a turnover of £1M/year and Head of the Research Institute in signals, Sensors and Systems.

Prof. David Flynn

Prof. David Flynn is a co-founder and Director of MTL. David is an Eminent Overseas Professor of Nagasaki University and Heriot-Watt University. David has published over 135 publications, holds 3 patents and is a recipient of several awards for innovation including; Knowledge Exchange Champion 2020, Institute of Engineering and Technology Information Technology Innovation of the Year 2019, and Global Innovation of the Year 2019, and British Renewable Energy Agency Award for Decarbonisation of Transport 2018. David is a strategic advisor to Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) and a TUV-SUD associate. David is the founder of the Smart Systems Group (SSG) at Heriot-Watt University; the activities of the SSG involve multidisciplinary expertise in sensor technologies, data analysis and systems engineering, to create predictive and prescriptive analysis of systems. His degrees include a BEng (Hons), 1st Class in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (2002), an MSc (Distinction) in Microsystems (2003) and a PhD in Microscale Magnetic Components (2007), from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

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Dr. Sumanth Pavuluri

Sumanth Pavuluri is a post doctoral research associate at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Dr. Pavuluri is involved in R&D of the MicroSense Technologies products along with development of proposals for Scottish Enterprise HGSP funding, EPSRC high impact acceleration award intended for development of the MicroSense products. 


Sumanth Kumar Pavuluri received a B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India in 2004; an MSc degree in Micro-systems engineering in 2005 and Ph.D. degree from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom in 2011.


Dr. Jamie Blanche

Jamie Blanche is a research associate working on the development of radar methodologies for laboratory-based geomechanical monitoring. Having attained a BSc (hons) at Heriot Watt University in Physics with Environmental Science in 2003, Jamie has enjoyed upstream petroleum industry experience prior to achieving an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience in 2014, also from Heriot Watt University. Joining the Smart Systems Group in April 2015, Jamie’s current research is the novel use of radar to determine in situ flow characteristics within deformed rocks and “pseudorock” analogues, serving as a platform for preliminary work in real-time sensing within an extreme environment and a departure from current practices of post-failure analysis. 

Mr. Daniel Mitchell 

Daniel Mitchell graduated from Heriot-Watt University in May 2020 with a Masters in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He initially completed a 6-month Industrial Placement with MicroSense Technologies Ltd and continued to assist with work as he completed his masters programme. He investigated the return signal of the FMCW radar sensor for salt and pothole detection as part of his placement.  

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