Working at PragmatIC

Phil Dawson
Equipment Engineer

Phil has over 25 years’ experience as a product support engineer with electronics, mechanical, optics and robotics systems, working with major global companies such as Siemens and Fujitsu. At PragmatIC, Phil is responsible for hardware and installation support for the innovative FlexLogIC fully automated system for low cost FlexIC production. Phil comments, “It is really rewarding to be working in this leading-edge company in a demanding and varied role, alongside such talented people.”

Julie Urwin
Production Supervisor

Julie has over 20 years’ industry experience, working for Fujitsu, Filtronic, RFMD and Compound Photonics in various technical roles. Joining PragmatIC in 2013 as a Production Technician, she is now the Production Supervisor. Julie recalls, “I have seen how PragmatIC has progressed over the years and I can honestly say I have enjoyed the journey with the company. I work with a dedicated group of people and we are excited about the huge potential of the FlexLogIC system.”

Antony Sou
IC Design Manager

Antony leads the team responsible for a wide range of work from device modelling to mask design. As well as a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University he has extensive industry experience in mixed-signal silicon IC design. He confirms, “PragmatIC's forward thinking investment in research and a positive, enthusiastic attitude means there is always something new to do and never a dull moment. I work with a team of motivated engineers, and I am looking forward to exciting challenges ahead.”

Preetha Muralidharan
RF Engineer

Preetha has a Master’s degree in Integrated Circuit Design from Nanyang Technological University and TU Munich, and has previously worked in India and Singapore. Her main focus is to support RFID and NFC product development and application trials of PragmatIC’s novel technology. Preetha comments, “I like being at PragmatIC because my colleagues are a pleasure to be with and make it enjoyable to come to work. I love that my job challenges me every day in different ways.” 

Anna Jeziorska-Chapman
Principal Engineer

Anna has a Master’s degree in Electrical and Information Sciences from Cambridge University. She spent 10 years as a Research Associate at the Cambridge University Engineering Department. Her role at PragmatIC covers thin film processes and devices, assembly, reliability and data analysis. Anna confirms, “I like the fact that people at PragmatIC concentrate on core challenges and nobody wants to stop, everyone keeps pushing - never giving up.”  

Will Harrison
Laser Process Engineer

Will has a first-class degree in Physics from the University of Hull. Prior to PragmatIC, he spent over 5 years as an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) researcher. At PragmatIC he focuses on the process to laser dice and release wafers, as well as the programming of individual integrated circuits (ICs). Will comments, “I have enjoyed the opportunity to use PragmatIC’s cutting-edge equipment and it’s great to be working in such a friendly environment.”

Will Dennett
Test Manager

Will worked at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) after completing his degree in Physics. He joined PragmatIC in 2015 as part of the test team and he now manages this team. Will confirms, “My favourite thing about working at PragmatIC is the variety of my role. I can go from a meeting discussing semiconductor mobility to soldering components in the lab and then back to my desk where I am working on some test software.”

Stanley Van den Heever
Process Integration Engineer

Stanley joined PragmatIC after completing a PhD in flexible strain sensors. Previously, he worked as a process engineer overseeing the sputtering processes at a company producing thin film solar panels. At PragmatIC he has been involved in the development of the FlexLogIC system. Stanley admits, “It has been exciting to work on FlexLogIC and I feel I have experienced more than I would have experienced in a lifetime at another company.”