Deep-tech-focussed Amy joined Octopus Ventures in 2022 after two years as a research development manager at Imperial College London.
There, she managed Imperial’s relationship with the Henry Royce Institute – the national institute for material research and innovation. Her responsibilities included supporting the development of Imperial’s quantum strategy and managing almost £25m of grants.
She previously worked for two years as a project engineer at aircraft engine manufacture Pratt & Whitney Canada, where she scaled tech between technology readiness levels four and six.
In addition, she’s worked at Diamond Light Source – the UK’s national synchrotron science facility – where she focused on in-situ X-ray imaging.
Amy has published more than 20 scientific peer reviewed papers, has a PhD in material science, holds a masters in material engineering and is a chartered engineer.
She’s passionate about encouraging young people – particularly under-represented groups – to study engineering and seek out mentorship programmes, and supports the London Materials Society.
Outside of work, Amy enjoys camping, hiking and outdoor swimming.