Dr Martynas Audronis obtained his PhD in Surface Engineering in 2007 from the University of Sheffield where he subsequently worked as a Research Associate at the Research Centre for Surface Engineering. He worked for e2v technologies plc in Chelmsford, a semiconductor manufacturer, in 2008. In 2009 he joined Gencoa Ltd, a sputtering components manufacturer. In 2012 Dr Audronis went back to the University of Sheffield where he focused on developing a reactive EB evaporation technology. In 2013 he founded Nova Fabrica Ltd.