About Us

Sonemat Limited exists to provide ultrasonic testing equipment and measurement solutions to science and industry. Initially formed in 2005, Sonemat specialises in a number of specialist ultrasonic methods with particular expertise in non-contact ultrasonics including laser based ultrasound and EMATs.

Sonemat has taken some of the novel laboratory based developments from leading research labs and has packaged them in a format suitable for industrial use. Some of our low cost portable EMAT systems are routinely used in industrial inspection of boiler tubes and have a vastly superior sensitivity to alternative systems allowing the user to inspect pipework that does not have the highly favourable oxide coating that rival systems require in order to work. Sonemat provides economical, bespoke data acquisition and signal processing systems for use in either industry or the laboratory and has the flexibility to respond quickly to changing customer requirements.

Mark Potter 

I have previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Ultrasonics group at Warwick university, and before that in the Nanotechnology department at Cranfield university. I have experience in condensed matter experimental physics, including piezoelectric microsystems, low-temperature photo-luminescence spectroscopy and ultrasonics. 

Following this, my colleague Steve Dixon and myself formed Sonemat as a spin-off company bringing ultrasonic technology from the laboratory to market as both off-the-shelf and bespoke ultrasonic NDT solutions. I currently direct Sonemat as a full time job.


Steve Dixon

Ultrasonic measurements of material properties, non-contact ultrasound, non-destructive evaluation and testing, ultrasonic transduction, ultrasonic measurement of metallurgical microstructure.

Member of the EPSRC funded Research Centre for NDE, Editor-in-Chief of Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, Chair of the Technical Committee for the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, Chair of the Steel-Instrumentation sub-committee for the IOM, member of the Steel Committee for the IOM.