We are Bristol Nano Dynamics Ltd. (BND).

BND is an SME start-up based in the city of Bristol, UK. Incorporated in 2015, we specialise in the design and construction of the world’s fastest super resolution imaging technology. We are experts in the software required to control these imaging systems and to analyse the huge amounts of data that our systems can produce; helping you get the answers you need, fast.

Meet The Team

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Meet The Team
Dr. Oliver Payton Nathan Kelly Dr. Loren Picco Daniel Guest Prof. Tom Scott Jamie Leatham Interested in joining our Team? Dr. Freddie Russell-Pavier Dr. Stacy Moore

Dr. Oliver Payton

Oliver is BND’s product development director.  He has 10 years’ experience working on high-speed atomic force microscopy (AFM) and his research in the area has covered the underlying physics of high-speed AFM through to the development of new imaging modes and use cases. Oliver currently holds a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship at the University of Bristol.

Nathan Kelly

Nathan is BND’s design engineer. He designs hardware for BND instrumentation, developing ideas from conception through to final product. Nathan is a recently graduated Biomedical Engineer with prior experience in rapid prototyping.

Dr. Loren Picco

Loren is BND’s technical lead director and CEO.  With over 14 years’ experience in the field of nano-imaging technology Loren is an expert in scanning probe microscope development, particularly atomic force microscopy (AFM). Loren was a co-inventor of the high-speed AFM technology at the University of Bristol and recently awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellowship to commercialise the high-speed AFM technology.

Daniel Guest

Daniel is a consultant at BND. He has 5 years’ experience working with high-speed atomic force microscopes (AFMs), with a particular focus on the on-board diagnostics system to implement automatic force control. Daniel is expert on both the hardware and the software and has expertise in rapid prototyping.

Prof. Tom Scott

Tom is BND’s business development director. He currently holds a Royal Academy of Engineering Chair at the University of Bristol as a professor of nuclear materials and heads the Interface Analysis Centre there. Tom is an expert in the current gold standards of material characterisation and analysis as well as having an excellent knowledge of the challenges underpinning the UK nuclear industry.

Jamie Leatham

Jamie is BND’s Lead Design Engineer. He has 11 years commercial experience designing, developing, and manufacturing mass-market consumer electronics products, industrial equipment, and rapid-prototyped technology demonstrators. Jamie’s product designs have been exhibited internationally and won Red Dot and iF Design Awards in 2017.

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Dr. Freddie Russell-Pavier

Freddie is BND’s embedded systems developer with 7 years of experience in realising concepts into deployable tools. He undertook a PhD at the University of Bristol investigating nanoscale sensing and positioning using optical pickup units. He is an expert in developing and characterising instrumentation modules that facilitate high-speed atomic force microscopy.

Dr. Stacy Moore

Stacy is BND’s instrument scientist. She is an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow at the University of Bristol where she studies localised corrosion processes using high-speed atomic force microscopy (AFM). She is an expert in designing experiments for the high-speed AFM, including sample preparation, instrument accessory development, and instrument use.