Dr Ziad Melhem, is the Strategic Business Development Manager at Oxford Instruments NanoScience (OINS), managing OINS Strategic Business Development on Quantum, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology applications, OINS Alliances, Collaborative R&D, strategic projects and consultancy projects. Ziad has over 30 years’ experience on product and business development activities in applied superconductivity, Low and High temperature superconducting (LTS & HTS) materials, and cryogenic and nanotechnology applications for scientific, medical, energy and industrial sectors. Ziad has successfully led the development of the world’s first 22.5T research magnet using LTS and HTS superconducting materials at 4.2 Kelvin. Recently, Ziad programme managed the successful completion of the new generation of high field wide bore superconducting magnets used as LTS outserts for >25 T superconducting magnets. Current responsibilities include managing OINS business development and collaborative projects on quantum and nanotechnology product development.
Ziad is active at national and international level and member of a variety of international and national committees and organisations and Industrial Advisory Board for different projects on superconducting and cryogenic applications. Ziad is the editor of specialist books published by Woodhead – Elsevier on High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) applications for Energy Applications (2012) and on Electricity transmission, distribution and storage systems (2013) and authored a special report on superconducting materials and applications published by the UK Materials Network and launched at the House of Lords, London, UK in June 2011. Ziad is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of the Institute of Physics (IOP).