Ann Kramer

Ann joined the Electrospinning Company in November 2011 and has 20 years of experience in commercial and general management in biotechnology SME and blue-chip companies.


Dr Rob McKean
Head of Research and Development

Rob is an expert in polymer chemistry and electrospinning. Since completing his PhD he has worked in world class electrospinning laboratories at the University of Sheffield and at the Micro and Nanotechnology Centre based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories.


Dr Elena Heister
Senior Research and Development Scientist

Elena is a qualified pharmacist with a PhD in Bionanotechology from the University of Surrey. Her expertise lies in investigating the interaction of mammalian cells with nano- and microstructured materials from the 2D and 3D world. At The Electrospinning Company, she provides technical support to customers on all “cell questions” and is developing new protocols for Mimetix, our scaffold for 3D cell-based assays.


Dr. Nanayaa BatesDr Nanayaa Bates
Senior Research and Development Scientist
Nanayaa has a background in material science and engineering specialising in biomaterials, and fabrication of medical devices for regenerative medicine and drug delivery. Nanayaa has worked on product development of vascular implants using the electrospinning method for treating congenital heart diseases.


Erik Fabre
Research and Development Scientist

Erik works as a Research Scientist in our labs at the Micro and Nanotechnology Centre. He holds a MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Imperial College London and a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from École Centrale de Lille.



Malcolm Chapman – Chairman

Malcolm is an expert in lean manufacturing and the founder-owner of OEE consulting.
Professor Bob Stevens – Professor of Smart Materials at Nottingham Trent University. Research Director and Founder.

Kate Ronayne – STFC Innovations

Mark White – Rainbow Seed Fund

Ann Kramer – CEO