Dr Matthew Hart
VP of Research & Development
Matthew joined Owlstone in 2006 to lead the development of the company’s micro-fabricated FAIMS ion filter. From 2007 to 2015 he held a number of technical and commercial leadership positions in Owlstone’s Defence and Security business unit, including leading a four-year project to dramatically reduce the size, weight and power consumption of Owlstone’s chemical detectors, funded by the United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency. He has also worked closely with key customers in Europe and Asia to develop Owlstone’s portable chemical detection business and has been active in securing product development funding through a number of government and commercial contracts. Since 2016, as VP Research and Development, Matthew has been responsible for Owlstone’s R&D staff and resources. Prior to joining Owlstone, he led commercial microsystems development projects at Iris AO Inc, Onix Microsystem Inc, and at the University of California, Berkeley. Matthew holds a BA in physics from The University of Oxford and a PhD in physics from the University of Edinburgh, UK.