Leadership Team

As hype continues to swirl unabated around graphene and its many possibilities, our Leadership Team work tirelessly to deliver this new wonder material into the hands of masses.


Board of Directors:

Dato’ Zakaria Arshad
Prof. Krzysztof Koziol
Dato’ Wira Izran Adam Alias Mohamed

Leadership Team:

Prof. Krzysztof Koziol

Executive Director

As co-founder and Executive Director of Cambridge Nanosystems, Krzysztof is responsible for corporate governance of the Company and liaison with the Board of Directors. He co-shares this role with his academic positions as the Head of Electric Carbon Nanomaterials Group at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of of Pembroke College. Krzysztof has a world-wide network of collaborators, based in industries, universities and government laboratories. He holds a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Cambridge and is a reviewer for different international journals and an author of more than 60 peer reviewed papers and 8 patents, having previously developed a number of working electrical prototypes using unique carbon nanotube wires, including electrical transformers, motors and generators.

Dr Catharina Paukner

Chief Scientist

As co-founder and Chief Scientist of Cambridge Nanosystems, Catharina Paukner is responsible for both the research strategy of the company and its technology roadmap. She leads the Company’s team in the production and development of high quality graphene flakes derived from hydrocarbon gases, as well as development of a broad range of applications for both graphene flakes and carbon nanotubes in areas such as inks and polymer composites.

With a background and Master’s degree in chemistry, her PhD research in Materials Science at the University of Cambridge focussed on the development of a completely new system for the controlled continuous synthesis of carbon nanotubes. She has recently been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, in recognition of her role in the design of new nanomaterial manufacturing systems.

Dr Anna Mieczakowski

Chief Operations Officer

As Chief Operations Officer, Anna’s role is to provide leadership around Cambridge Nanosystems’s strategic planning, systems and process development, delivery of high-quality products and projects, adherence to applicable laws, ISO standards and Health & Safety policies, as well as talent development across the organisation as we lay the foundation for rapid growth.

Previously, Anna worked in User Experience (UX) consulting, healthcare consulting and the software industry, and has extensive experience of managing complex programmes in both industry and academia. She holds a PhD in Engineering Design from the University of Cambridge and her work has been published in public reports and articles in leading international journals, books and conferences, as well as being disseminated in design exhibitions for both public and business benefit.

Anna is also an Industrial Fellow at the Cambridge University Engineering Design Centre, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, as well as a Member of the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy and Pembroke College.

Anna tweets on graphene and latest technological insights @amieczakowski.

Company History:

The Company was founded in 2012 in Cambridge UK by four co-founders: Krzysztof Koziol, Jerome Joaug, Catharina Paukner and Lukasz Kurzepa.