The Ionix mission is to create value for our clients by facilitating processes, operations, and measurements in extreme environments.
Ionix has created a range of proprietary high performance piezoelectric materials that can operate in high temperature environments, and that enable sensors, actuators and transducers which address applications and markets not accessible to existing piezoelectric devices.

The Team

The Leadership Team

Tim Stevenson, Development Director

Tim Stevenson
Chief Executive Officer

Tim is a co-founder of Ionix with extensive experience in industrial instrumentation and sensing. Tim completed his Ph.D from the University of Leeds in 2010,  specializing in high-temperature piezoelectric metrology and extreme environment sensors. and subsequently led the development of our core HotSense™ platform technology.  In 2019 Tim was elected Fellow of IOM3, is a member of the BINDT condition monitoring technical committee, and was awarded the COMADIT prize in 2022.

Steve Holding, Operations Director

Steve Holding
Managing Director (Operations & Finance)

Steve is a seasoned operations leader, with more than 20 years of experience in the manufacturing sector and a proven track record in leading successful cross functional teams.  Experienced in building high-quality production capability in advanced technology sectors including complex electronics. Recognised for fuelling productivity, cost effectiveness, and operational quality through strategic allocation of resources. Steve is responsible for the productionisation and manufacture of Ionix’s new piezo materials and devices

Tim Comyn

Tim Comyn
Technical Director

Tim received his Ph.D. in 1997 from the University of Leeds, UK and holds M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in chemistry from the University of Bristol, UK. His research interests have included ceramic processing, preparation, and characterization of single crystals and ferroelectric thin films; actuator design and prototyping; and the use of synchrotron and neutron radiation to study stress, phase, and magnetic structure. Tim is a technical founder and responsible for the development of next generation piezoceramic materials & sensors.

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William Vickers
Marketing Director

William completed his PhD in Medical Ceramics at the University of Leeds in 2013. Having worked at all levels of the business, he is responsible for ensuring the products and services Ionix offer address the needs of our customers. He has been responsible for the successful delivery of international projects and collaborations and is an expert in the application of sensors and monitoring systems in extreme environments.

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Andrew Bell
Scientific Advisor

Co-founder and Professor of Electronic Materials in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering (SCAPE) at the University of Leeds, UK, he has spent 15 years in industrial R&D with the Plessey Company, Cookson Group, and Oxley Developments and also been a Senior Lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne. In 2016 Andrew was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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Nadim Borini
Corrosion Monitoring SME

An experienced international sales & business development leader as well as Chartered engineer, Nadim has a deep understanding of industrial plant monitoring and its value to owner operators. With an international education and fluent in multiple languages, Nadim is responsible for executing the global sales strategy for Ionix’s ultrasonic solutions. He is an international patent holder and has a masters degree with distinction from Edinburgh Napier University.