Dr Tim Mortensen is working on the EPSRC Centre's Flexipower project, which aims to develop printed technologies to facilitate powering devices wirelessly through RF energy harvesting.
Tim studied his MPhys degree in Swansea and went on to complete a PhD with the Positron group in 2013. In his thesis he investigated techniques to manipulate the magnetron orbits of non-neutral positron plasmas. This research required building bespoke hardware and software control systems for a positron accumulator, which made him well suited to develop a new design of positron accumulator for an experiment into the effects of gravity on antimatter. After a year in Paris working on the GBar experiment Tim returned to Swansea in Summer 2014. Since his return, he has put his software and electronics experience to use at the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC); his debut project was to create a piezoresistive pressure sensor capable of measuring large forces which was successfully completed in December.