CageCapture Ltd is a start-up specialising in advanced materials
We are experts in porous organic cages and materials design, with experience in the chemicals industry and commercialisation.
Dr. Ming Liu
Co-founder and CEO
Ming is the inventor of the technology and holds a Ph.D. degree in chemistry. With a strong record of scientific publications, Ming has won many innovation/entrepreneurship prizes, including First Prize in 2016 RSC Emerging Technologies Competition. Ming has been instrumental in driving the technology forward as both the lead scientist and project leader.
Prof. Andy Cooper
Co-founder and Chief Science Advisor
Prof. Cooper is a world-renowned material scientist in the area of porous material. Professor Cooper is also the founding Academic Director of the Materials Innovation Factory, a £68M facility provides one of the highest concentrations of materials science robotics in the world, supported by best-in-class analytics, scientific data management systems and computer-aided materials design. He will provide guidance to ensure that the key scientific challenges are addressed in a timely fashion.
Dr. Gareth Crapper
Gareth is a polymer chemist with over 30 years of experience, and a broad network of industrial and academic contacts. He has held roles within AkzoNobel, starting from Technical Manager South China laboratory (2001-2003), through to Research Director Performance Coatings (2015-2017).
Gareth is the non-executive chairman of CageCapture. He is also a Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at University of Liverpool consulting in the Commercialisation of Advanced Materials.
Dr. Andrew Spencer
Andrew is Senior IP Commercialisation Manager at the University of Liverpool, and a non-executive Director of CageCapture Limited. Andrew has qualifications in biochemistry and law, and over 20 years’ experience in technology transfer at a number of UK universities. Having worked closely with the company’s founders to establish CageCapture, Andrew now sits on the Board as the University of Liverpool representative and continues to provide support on legal and IP matters.
Dr. Douglas Parker
Head of Operations
Doug has a background in materials chemistry, focusing on the design and synthesis of materials suitable for separation and remediation of heavy metal pollutants. Specialising in functional materials and green chemistry, he is an experienced research chemist and project manager that has run multiple collaborative research projects between academia and industry.
Dr. Vikki Berryman
Head of Research and Development
Vikki is an experienced computational chemist with a background in molecular modelling and simulations of systems with biochemical and nuclear applications. Vikki has experience in managing large projects, coordinating multidisciplinary teams, and has a passion for driving innovation.
Dr. Daniel Bradley
Head of Product Development
Dan’s experience includes technology strategy consulting, research programme management and a fellowship with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. His PhD and research background is in the fields of nanotechnology and the simulation of reacting systems.
Mr. Samuel Petcher
Sam completed his MChem in Chemistry with Nanotechnology at the University of Liverpool in 2017. He then went on to work for Dr Thomas Hasell investigating low-cost polymer absorbents for his PhD. He is currently working as a PDRA and for CageCapture as a research assistant.
Ms. Donglin He
Donglin completed her Master’s degree at the South China University of Technology in July 2018. She did some research work on the preparation of Cu-ZSM-5 membrane catalysts by chemical vapor deposition for catalytic wet hydrogen peroxide oxidation of phenol. For her PhD, she is focusing on the organic materials for removal of organic micro-pollutants from water under the supervision of Prof. Andy Cooper.
Materials Innovation Factory in the University of Liverpool
The Materials Innovation Factory is a facility dedicated to the research and development of advanced materials. It brings together materials chemistry expertise with the latest computational and robotic equipment to accelerate research and reduce the time it takes to develop new products which have the potential to address a range of societal challenges.
The University of Liverpool is one of the UK’s leading research institutions. Liverpool is a member of the Russell Group. The University’s IP Commercialisation Team works with academics to bring University technologies to market.