About us

We are an optics company who build microsphere enabled lenses to power industry leading devices.

We were founded in 2014 to explore the application of microsphere technology in industry and academia. 

​​​​We currently focus on imaging and nano-patterning. 

​​​​We want to make microsphere lenses a platform technology to enable the next generation of optical devices. 

THE BOARD

Professor Lin Li
Founder

Head of Laser Processing Research at University of Manchester, President of Laser Institute of America in 2016. He has over 560 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and he holds 47 patents in optical engineering.

Dr Wei Guo
Founder

Dr Guo worked on the initial Nature paper that detailed applications of microspheres in imaging.Founder of Advanced Laser Technologies.Experimental officer at Manchester University.

Professor Tao Wang
Founder

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medical & Human Sciences at The University of Manchester.Over 25 years’ experience in biomedical research on molecular and cell biology including 11 years’ postdoc experience Cambridge.

Dr James Zhang
Founder

Clinician and Chairman of the Overseas Chinese Society for Technology and Business in UK.

Dr Zhu Liu
Founder

Over 25 years experience in nanomaterials.

Management

ALEX SHEPPARD

Alex Sheppard is general manager of LIG Nanowise, responsible for growing the business, managing IP, and shaping strategy. He has expertise in grant and equity funding, scale-up strategy, project management, and marketing.