Management Team

Dr Adrian Walters

Dr Adrian Walters is a Materials Engineer specialising in electronic materials, semiconductors, thin-films and devices. He has worked at the academic-industry interface for over 20 years and led many successful tech-transfer projects during this time. Before joining SUNRISE, he led IP and commercialisation activity arising from the EPSRC/Innovate UK SPECIFIC IKC supporting the formation of two spin-out companies, Hexigone Inhibitors Ltd (2016) and Kubal-Wraith Ltd (2018) and has won over £2M in translational funding awards to support innovation-led businesses deliver new technologies to market. These awards have been competitively won through schemes from UKRI, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society. His track-record of innovation and technology transfer has been endorsed through achieving the status of Registered Technology Transfer Professional. Adrian is currently Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence in the College of Engineering at Swansea University and is the only individual to have won the Armourers & Brasiers’ Materials Science Venture Prize twice.