George Palikaras

President & CEO

Metamaterial Technologies, Canada

As President and CEO of MTI, George Palikaras's vision positions the company as an industry first-mover that led in developing nano-composite solutions that can master light and revolutionize several industries including Aerospace & Defense, Energy and Cleantech.

Recently he was awarded with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program for business CEOs with the highest growth potential. He has worked for Wireless Technology Laboratories (former Nortel Networks) with a team of engineers through contract bidding and technology development for large telecommunication OEMs in excess of $20 million.

George is a technology innovator, a passionate entrepreneur with strong scientific background. Since 2010 he has been fully dedicated to the commercialization of nano-composites and developed patented metamaterial technology that helps solve a few of the world's most difficult problems in optics. As a high-tech entrepreneur he has extensive experience of lean start-up and business management, raising capital investment from private and federal support in excess of $2 million.

George has an MSc. in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in metamaterials. He is presently a visiting research fellow at Queen Mary University of London. He has authored more than 30 journal and conference publications as well as a book chapter in metamaterial technology.