Team

Rodrigo García González

Co-founder & Co-CEO

Rodrigo is an inventor, designer, architect and Engineer (MSc & MArch). He lectures in Product Design at Kingston University and has developed a number of patents on structural and deployable systems, following suitcases, and other products. He won a gold medal in the Improvisation World Championship II, received the National Dyson Design Award, the British-Spanish Society-Telefonica Award, and won the GAUDI European Competition on Sustainable Architecture 3 times. Rodrigo & Pierre met on the Innovation Design Engineering Masters and have worked together on Skipping Rocks Lab ever since.

Pierre-Yves Paslier

Co-founder & Co-CEO

Pierre is an Innovation Design Engineer (MSc & MEng). Following an early career in packaging engineering at L’Oreal, he retrained in design with a joint Masters from the RCA and Imperial College London. During his time there he co-designed one of the first consumer Delta 3D-printers in Taiwan, and cofounded Gravity Sketch: a 3D design platform. After graduating, Pierre & Rodrgio founded Skipping Rocks Lab and the rest is history. He has spoken at several conferences, including 2 TEDx talks, and his work has been exhibited in the Tate Modern.

Lise Honsinger

COO/CFO

Lise is an energy finance professional with experience in banking and industry, and with a passion for the environment (MA Biology, Oxford & MSc Environmental Tech, Imperial). As Director at boutique private equity firm ThomasLloyd, she invested in large scale solar and biomass power plants in Asia, including constructing the first grid-connected solar power station in the Philippines. Prior to this she worked for BP and investment bank Numis Securities. Realising she wanted to build a company rather than invest in them, she worked with Climate-KIC incubator through which she met Skipping Rocks Lab.

Manuel  López  Romero

Chemical Engineer

Manuel is a Chemical Engineer specialising in food and beverage engineering. He has previous experience as a project manager in Comparte social water business. He is on the Erasmus programme for Young Entrepreneurs and has a scholarship from the European Commission.

Eugenio  Perez  de  Lema  Bühl

Industrial Prototyping

Eugenio is a German-Spanish Designer and Product Engineer specialising in new design development (MEng). He is working on The Candy and Toy Factory research project with the team.

Advisors

Bill Weil

Business Advisor

Partner at Greencoat Capital

Bill has over 18 years of experience, and has worked for the past decade in private equity, with a focus on investments in environment and sustainability. He has prior experience in renewable energy at Royal Dutch Shell and holds an MBA from INSEAD as well as undergraduate degrees from Wharton and Engineering at University of Pennsylvania.

Antonella has over 20 years experience in marketing and brand management. Most recently she oversaw the introduction of mobile and contactless payment at the London 2012 Olympic Games, a massive consumer behaviour change campaign.

Antonella Socci

Marketing Advisor

 Ex Head of Product Marketing at VISA

Dr. Koon-Yang Lee

Principal Investigator

Imperial College

Koon-Yang is a Lecturer in Composite Manufacturing at Imperial College London. He has particular expertise in natural membranes. Skipping Rocks Lab invited him to be the principle investigator on their original research done in collaboration with Imperial. He has continued to advise on the R&D ever since.

Imperial College Research Support

Natalie Uhlikova

Chemistry Explorer

Hajera Begum

Chemistry Explorer

Martin Unzueta

Business Explorer

William Micou

Chemistry Explorer

Jay Janardhanan

Business Dev.

Sumayya Baig

Chemistry Explorer

Dr. Joao Burgal

Science Advisory

Dr. Maria Solomon Jimenez

Science Advisory

Dr. Muna Nur Mazian

Membrane expert

Dr. Keeran Ward

Science Advisory

Stanley Ng

Chemistry Explorer