Meet the team

Professor Kate Black


Professor of Manufacturing at the University of Liverpool, and serial advanced manufacturing entrepreneur, Atomik is Kate’s vision for sustainable manufacturing brought to life.

Jonny Poole

IT & Data Manager

Bringing over 25 years’ IT experience, Jonny ensures Atomik is data-driven. He is responsible for effective data management, secure procedures, and data analysis.

Kiran Southworth

Business Manager

With a bachelor’s in business management, Kiran ensures that Atomik meets legal and financial regulations, as well as managing the business’s finance and HR systems, and training needs.

Dr Joe Roberts

Senior Researcher

Materials scientist and nanotechnology expert, Joe designs novel ink compositions and optimises manufacturing techniques for enhanced performance and efficiency. 

Connor Quilter


With a PhD in material science & additive manufacturing, Connor works across engineering design, mechanical maintenance and development, binder jet printing and novel binder formulation. 

Daniel Potts

Senior Engineer

Using his integrated master’s in mechanical engineering, Daniel designs and maintains the electrical systems used in Atomik’s printers, experimental rigs & heat treatment machines.

Christian Churchman


An industrial design engineering graduate, with a PhD in inkjet printing of invisible security features for high value metal components, Christian is the go-to for formulations.

Anthony Maddison

Graduate Engineer

Anthony continuously improves the design and build of Atomik’s machines, using his master’s in mechanical and automotive engineering with a focus on CAD and component selection.

Oliver Rogan

Graduate Chemist

With a master’s in chemistry and a PhD in inorganic chemistry, Oliver designs the most effective formulations possible, providing bespoke and sustainable solutions for Atomik’s customers.

James McArdle

Graduate Chemist

Drawing on his synthetic organometallic chemistry PhD, James formulates novel materials for printing applications, designed to control the physical properties of printed parts.

Meet the Board

Emma Nolan

Non-Executive Director

Head of the Enterprise team at the University of Liverpool & technology transfer expert, Emma brings specialisms in company formation, investment and start-up ecosystems.

Dr Simon Hart

Investor & Non-Executive Director

Part of Oxford University spin-out YASA, Simon is Chief Technology Officer & Director at Innovation Catalyst, supporting companies to differentiate their tech innovation.

Nick Weeks

Non-Executive Director

An IET Chartered Engineer and Site & Partnership Director at Carpenter Additive, Nick has a vast global network and provides mentorship and support to the Atomik team.

Eric Solomons

Non-Executive Director 

Drawing on his professional services background, Eric brings deep financial and governance knowledge from varied industry sectors, offering Atomik a wide commercial perspective.