Entepreneurs
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Vision

To change the way people use, interact with, and benefit from light by democratizing access to metamaterials.

George Palikaras

Metamaterial Technologies, Inc.

YEAR SELECTED

2018

SECTOR

Technology

EMPLOYEES

46

COMPANY PROFILE

MTI, represented by the founder and CEO George Palikaras, is pioneering a new class of smart materials—that can block, absorb, and amplify light waves at the nanoscale. Within the nascent metamaterials market, MTI is printing nano-structures on flexible film to enable high performance next generation optical devices, including laser protection, energy-efficient light sources, affordable solar panels, and non-invasive medical diagnostics.

George Palikaras completed his PhD at Loughborough University in the science of metamaterials and his post-doc at Queen Mary University of London, where he studied wearable sensors. In 2010, he joined forces with, Themos Kallos and co-founded MTI in order to develop and market metamaterials for various applications, such as medical diagnostics and aviation.

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