George Palikaras is the founder and CEO of Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (MTI), a smart materials and photonics company, solving some of the world’s most difficult problems by changing the way we use, interact and benefit from light. Dr. Palikaras has a BEng. in Computer Engineering, an MSc. in Digital Communication Systems and did his PhD studies in metamaterial science. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Queen Mary University in London in wearable and implantable sensors projects. The startups he has led have developed strong IP portfolios with over 27 patent families (with 17 granted).
MTI specializes in metamaterial research, nanofabrication, and computational electromagnetics. Its pioneering technology platform enables it to manipulate light for a variety of outcomes. MTI’s in-house capabilities make it possible to create products capable of blocking light, absorbing light or enhancing light. MTI is headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has offices in London, England and Pleasanton, California.
‘’NSERC-Green’s objectives and ideologies are at the core of what we do and why we do it. We believe that the emerging field of smart materials, aligned with advanced manufacturing, will help find a better way to create a more sustainable environment’’