Dr Matthew Murray

Matthew Murray at work on product.JPGMatthew has developed and patented Ultrafast Laser Plasma Implantation (ULPI) as a novel manufacturing platform with his product, Alpin. 

ULPI can implant any glass with femtosecond-laser generated plasma – a highly charged and energetic gas, such as one containing optically active elements. This introduces visible or light-activated colouring (e.g. when exposed to UV) to glass. 

Using a mask much like a stencil, ULPI can create a pattern upon the surface such as a barcode or branding. 

This could have any number of applications such as an anti-counterfeiting measure, made unique for an individual batch or product. It could provide security and authenticity for diverse products such as pharmaceutical, alcohol and perfume bottles. The invention could add a unique selling point to a product as well as limiting the severe health and financial implications of counterfeiting.

Matthew founded Ultramatis Ltd as a spin-out of the University of Leeds to further expand the possibilities of this exciting technology.

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our mailing list and get updates!

Do you want to become a member, a mentor or just want to support us?

Find out more >