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Oxonica COO Joins nanoKTN

Jan 25 2010

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) appointed Dr Barry Park as its new Theme Manager for Manufacturing & Processing. Previously Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Oxonica, a leading UK nanomaterials company, he will be responsible for managing the daytoday operational activities of his theme and will encourage the development of events and focus groups in this area, to ensure information is disseminated and technology pushed forward. He will also take over the running of the Nano Food and Nano-enabled Coatings focus groups.

Dr Park brings with him a wealth of commercial experience and a PhD in Polymer Chemistry. He is also the co-author of over 20 technical papers and an inventor on over 30 patent applications that have led
to many internationally granted patents.

“The NanoKTN is an integral part of the UK’s development in this area and has a truly positive effect in this arena. I am both honoured and delighted to have been invited to work with the NanoKTN and believe the
projects and work we have planned will help raise awareness, encourage developments and ensure future innovation in UK nanotechnology,” said Dr Park.

Alec Reader, Director of the NanoKTN, commented on Dr Park’s appointment; "We have no doubt that working with Dr Park will bring valuable opportunities for positive developments in the manufacturing and processing space. Dr Park brings with him numerous key contacts and a vast expanse of knowledge and I look forward to watching this theme further evolve."

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