About Us

Sonemat Ltd. exists to provide ultrasonic testing equipment and measurement solutions to industry and research organisations.

Formed in 2005 as a spin-out from the University of Warwick, Sonemat specialises in a number of ultrasonic NDT methods with particular expertise in non-contact ultrasonics, including EMATs and laser based ultrasound. Sonemat has taken some of the novel laboratory based developments from leading research and has packaged them in a format suitable for industrial use.

At Sonemat, we provide economical, bespoke data acquisition and signal processing systems, with the flexibility to rapidly respond to changing customer requirements.

For more information on our products and services please contact us - we look forward to hearing from you. 

Mark Potter - Director

Mark was a Research Fellow in the Ultrasonics Group at the University of Warwick, and before that in the Nanotechnology Department at Cranfield University. Mark has experience in condensed matter experimental Physics, including piezoelectric microsystems, low-temperature photo-luminescence spectroscopy and ultrasonics. Following this, Steve Dixon and Mark formed Sonemat as a spin-off company from the University of Warwick bringing ultrasonic technology from the laboratory to market as both off-the-shelf and bespoke ultrasonic NDT solutions.

Steve Dixon - Director 

Steve is the Director of the Centre for Industrial Ultrasonics (CIU) and a Member of the EPSRC funded Research Centre for NDE. He currently holds an EPSRC Research Fellowship and a Royal Society Industry Fellowship. He has previously served as the Editor-in-Chief of Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation and Chair of the Technical Committee for the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing. He has served on other committees, including the IOP Physical Acoustic Group, the IOM Steel Committee and the IOM Steel Instrumentation Committee. He is currently on the editorial boards of Insight and NDT&E Internationa. Steve is a Warwick Ventures Enterprise Champion. 

Natasha Lunn - Research Officer 

Natasha completed her EngD at the University of Warwick with Sonemat Ltd. as the sponsor company in collaboration the the RCNDE. The the project focused on development of ultrasonic transducers for corrosion/erosion pipeline inspection at high temperatures without active cooling, with both piezoelectric transducers and EMATs.  Prior to this, she achieved an MEng in Materials Science and Engineering at Imperial College London.