About Us

Mission Statement

Our mission is to build the world’s leading system of intelligence, to automate, analyse and accelerate environmental risk assessment for a safer and more sustainable world.

Our Story

Ambisense was founded in 2014 with the belief that technology adoption would improve the assessment of environmental risk. At the time technology was perceived to be a real threat to established business models (and still is in some instances) but we felt confident that as technology improved and market demands changed, those barriers would fall and the industry would embrace digitalisation, just as practically every other industry has and is doing.

 

And so, as the environmental industry evolved so did Ambisense which led us to develop Ambilytics, a system of environmental intelligence. There were many stages along the way to Ambilytics, and there will be many more to come.

Build

First, we built instrumentation that could automate expensive, sometimes dangerous field measurement processes and to solve the first industry pain-point, we saw – namely to get more data from remote sites.

Real Time Data

Next, we brought this data to customers in real-time to improve their ability to react quickly

Contextualise Data

After that, we contextualised that data by connecting other instrumentation and data sources, again with a view to deepening an understanding of the process we were trying to measure.

Ambilytics was created to empower users, letting them take their analysis and assessments to the next level, but the version you see now is only the first stage of many.

This dynamic platform will continue to evolve with new technologies and industry demands, and Ambisense will be rolling out an intensive series of new features in 2019 and into the future.

Our Background

Ambisense began life as an Irish EPA STRIVE funded project developed in the National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR) in Dublin City University.

Since then we’ve grown to a team of over 15 people, with offices in two countries and customers across three continents. Our technology platform optimizes the delivery of environmental risk assessment on some of the world’s largest infrastructure projects across industrial, oil & gas, and waste verticals.

2019

Launched Ambilytics

2019

Funding round 2

2018

Partnered with Solu - Blu

2018

Partnered with GSP

2018

Launched Dissolved Gas Probes

2018

Funding round 1

2018

Launched MultifluX

2017

Opened UK office

2014

Launched GasfluX

2014

Founded

Meet Our team

Our team members are our greatest asset. Our ability to deliver outstanding results for our clients starts with our team of experts, who have years of experience and specialisation across fields from brownfield site remediation, to data analytics and AI, to firmware development.

  • Team Members
  • Board Members

Ronan Cooney

Hardware Development Manager

Background: Ronan has spent 10 years in the Aviation & Aerospace industry working on data acquisition systems in various...

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Ronan Cooney Hardware Development Manager

Background: Ronan has spent 10 years in the Aviation & Aerospace industry working on data acquisition systems in various positions across test, customer returns and general operations. Previous to that he worked in the electronics manufacturing sector working on POS units, data centre storage racks, medical devices and automotive electronics amongst others. He holds a B. Eng in Electronic Engineering from DCU.
What you do in Ambisense: I lead the engineering team in relation to product integrations and new product development. We’re focused on offering solutions to customers using technology and solving problems that they may have on remote sites. We try to leverage both products that are currently well established on the market and cutting edge technology to drive new product development.
A few interests: I’m an avid Manchester United fan for my sins and have a strong interest in cookery and travel.

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Marcio Custodia

Test & Verification Engineer

Background: Marcio has over 4 years of experience in hardware development and R&D projects for the energy sector. From...

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Marcio Custodia Test & Verification Engineer

Background: Marcio has over 4 years of experience in hardware development and R&D projects for the energy sector. From São Paulo, Brazil, his degree is in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

What you do in Ambisense I work as an Electrical Engineer in Ambisense. I am highly specialized in Hardware testing and prototyping, and so play an important role in ensuring the quality of our products and services.

A few interests: As a true Brazilian, I love being outdoors and have a good laugh.

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Samarth Viswanath

Embedded Software Engineer

Background – Samarth is a versatile embedded engineer having worked with in micro controllers and processors, embedded C, RTOS and...

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Samarth Viswanath Embedded Software Engineer

Background – Samarth is a versatile embedded engineer having worked with in micro controllers and processors, embedded C, RTOS and embedded test software.

What you do in Ambisense: My major responsibilities include firmware design and development, understanding and evaluating new platforms and conceptualisation of environmental sensing systems using new sensors and technology.
A few interests – I am interested in AI and machine learning concepts, IoT and programming languages.

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Karolina Schlagner

Office & Administration Manager

Background: Karolina has over 10 years’ experience in coordinating office work, managing people and organizing events. Before joining Ambisense...

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Karolina Schlagner Office & Administration Manager

Background: Karolina has over 10 years’ experience in coordinating office work, managing people and organizing events. Before joining Ambisense Karolina was self-employed and worked as a freelancer at publishing and events. She is also a certified Strategic Intervention and NLP coach.

What you do in Ambisense:  I manage the day to day running of the Dublin office, while the company has grown I’ve gotten involved in preparing monthly books, recruitment process, HR and implementation of new documents and strategies.

Interests: I enjoy traveling, hiking and going to music festivals.

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Rachael Walker

Marketing & Communications Manager

Background: As with many of the team, Rachael has worked in several different industries, in her case sectors ranging...

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Rachael Walker Marketing & Communications Manager

Background: As with many of the team, Rachael has worked in several different industries, in her case sectors ranging from medical devices to commercial fleet, before finding her place in Ambisense. She has worked both in Ireland and abroad on almost all aspects of marketing, from digital to traditional.

What you do in Ambisense: We are a company full of really talented people, experts in our respective fields, and my role is to show the industry this and the results of our hard work; the exciting new developments and innovations that we are bringing to the market.
A few interests: I enjoy a good book, going on exciting holidays, yoga and hiking

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Tom Archer

Project Manager

Background: Tom has 15 years of experience working in academia. His focus as been on applying data science and...

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Tom Archer Project Manager

Background: Tom has 15 years of experience working in academia. His focus as been on applying data science and machine learning to design new materials.  He designed and implemented a system to automate the calculation of material properties from ab initio quantum mechanics, allowing the use of machine learning to techniques to be used to guide material discovery. He has used these tools to secure both industrial and EU funding.

What you do in Ambisense:  Tom works closely with the hardware and data analytics team to secure and deliver on funding opportunities.
A few interests: I am interested in building IoT devices, in particular, remote beehive monitors, which introduced him to the world of environmental monitoring. I also enjoy sporting activities including paragliding and open water swimming.

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Iman Zolanvari

Data Scientist

Background: Iman has an interdisciplinary background in Civil Engineering and Computer Science (i.e. BSc, MSc and PhD). He received...

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Iman Zolanvari Data Scientist

Background: Iman has an interdisciplinary background in Civil Engineering and Computer Science (i.e. BSc, MSc and PhD). He received his PhD at UCD and then worked for over 2.5 years as a Research Fellow at the School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin.
What you do in Ambisense:  Iman works on processing the captured data, analysing and visualising them using advanced ML methods. He mainly focuses on the state of the art technologies to intelligently detect anomalies in the received data and forecast the possible trends on them for our clients.
A few interests: I play the Setar, love to learn new things and BBQs with my friends. I also make delicious pizzas!

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Richard Lavery

General Manager, Ambisense UK

Background - Richard has worked in both technical and commercial manager roles in UK consultancy. He brings 15 years of...

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Richard Lavery General Manager, Ambisense UK

Background – Richard has worked in both technical and commercial manager roles in UK consultancy. He brings 15 years of experience specializing in environmental monitoring and instrumentation in the brownfield, landfill, and onshore petroleum sectors. Richard holds an MSc in Geo-Environmental Engineering from Durham University and a BSc Physical Geography from Hull University.
What you do in Ambisense – I have overall control of Ambisense’s UK operations. My responsibilities include all technical, operational and commercial activities in the UK, and I am heavily involved with business strategy and development of the UK business.
A few interests – In his spare time I enjoy following my beloved Preston North End F.C., cycling and watching lots of cricket. In addition to this, I spend a lot of time with my young family, and occasionally, sleeping……

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Darren Makin

Technical and Operations Manager

Background: Darren has worked in the Environmental Sector since 1998.  My most recent role was as a project manager...

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Darren Makin Technical and Operations Manager

Background: Darren has worked in the Environmental Sector since 1998.  My most recent role was as a project manager in the ground investigation division of a large UK consultancy. Prior to this, he has worked as a Senior Environmental Consultant and as a Consultant in the contaminated land industry for over 11 years.  Since graduating in 1998 he has worked in a variety of different locations and organizations and been involved in all aspects of project delivery; from regulation compliance and environmental advisor to the for delivery of geo-environmental ground investigations.

What you do in Ambisense:  I am based in the UK Headquarters at Thornton Science Park and responsible for the day to day delivery of our operations and providing technical assistance to colleagues, client and promoting technical development across the business.

Interests I like all outdoor activities when I have time in between taking my kids to their sporting events (divided between running and football) and I am a keen fisherman, runner, play football and help coach a U7 football team.

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Anna Ward

Commercial Manager

Background: Anna has over 10 years’ experience in business development and account management. She is also experienced in customer...

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Anna Ward Commercial Manager

Background: Anna has over 10 years’ experience in business development and account management. She is also experienced in customer service and marketing, specialising in social media.

What you do in Ambisense I am responsible for managing the sales team and delivering the best experience for our customers. My team and I not only generate new business but also collaborate with other departments to ensure the successful delivery of all projects.

A few interests: I love travelling and sport, particularly skiing, tennis & yoga. I also enjoy camping and walking my crazy springer spaniel.

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Adam Rawles

Geoenvironmental Engineer

Background -  Having worked for a remediation/earthworks contractor for 3 years, Adam’s skills lie with management of large scale...

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Adam Rawles Geoenvironmental Engineer

Background –  Having worked for a remediation/earthworks contractor for 3 years, Adam’s skills lie with management of large scale remediation projects.
What you do in Ambisense – I manage all projects within the UK ensuring they run smoothly from initial deployment to demobilisation.
A few interests – I love cooking, hiking and kayaking. I’ll always take any opportunity to travel and see something new.

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Mark Caulfield

Solutions & Technology Architect

Background: Computer science, software development. The bulk of my experience is in software development and DevOps.  My previous role...

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Mark Caulfield Solutions & Technology Architect

Background: Computer science, software development. The bulk of my experience is in software development and DevOps.  My previous role involved designing & building innovative technical solutions with A.I & Blockchain as cloud services.

What do you do at Ambisense: My role is to design and develop our cloud architecture & data pipelines. We have large amounts of IoT data to collect, process and analyse which requires secure and scalable infrastructure for today’s big data requirements.

A few interests: Kick-Boxing, Swimming, contributing to open source projects and exploring emerging technologies.

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Conor Forde

Software Engineer

Background: Conor has a degree in Electronic Engineering from DCU. Previously he designed sensor & power management subsystems for...

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Conor Forde Software Engineer

Background: Conor has a degree in Electronic Engineering from DCU. Previously he designed sensor & power management subsystems for a number of CubeSat satellite projects. In 2018, Conor made the 100Y list of the top 100 innovative people under 30 in UK & Ireland.
What you do in Ambisense: I work on Ambisense’s backend software which listens to Ambisense sensing field devices and transforms that data into more human-friendly formats.
A few interests: Space, virtual reality, politics and current events

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Stephen McNulty

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen is a co-founder of Ambisense. He was UK and Ireland Sales Manager with ALS, a global commercial laboratory...

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Stephen McNulty Chief Executive Officer

Stephen is a co-founder of Ambisense. He was UK and Ireland Sales Manager with ALS, a global commercial laboratory operating in the Environmental Sector. Previous to this he managed Irish and Scottish Business Units for Severn Trent Laboratories. Stephen holds an MBA from DCU an M. Eng from the Open University & a B. Eng in Mechatronic Engineering also from DCU.

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Steve Wilson

Board Member

Steve Wilson is currently Technical Director of EPG Ltd a UK environmental consultancy specializing in the delivery of cost-effective...

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Steve Wilson Board Member

Steve Wilson is currently Technical Director of EPG Ltd a UK environmental consultancy specializing in the delivery of cost-effective project design in the areas of contaminated land remediation and gas protection, sustainable drainage, flood risk assessment and water management for sports and activity surfaces. Before joining EPG, Steve was Associate Director of Card Geotechnics. Steve is the co-author of CIRIA Reports C665, C735 and C748 as well as the Local Authority Guide to Ground Gas and CLAIRE Research Bulletin RB17. He was also a member of the drafting committee for British Standard BS8485.

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Chris Horn

Board Member

Chris co-founded and became CEO of IONA Technologies headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, which went public in 1997 using Lehman...

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Chris Horn Board Member

Chris co-founded and became CEO of IONA Technologies headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, which went public in 1997 using Lehman in what was then the 5th largest IPO in the history of Nasdaq.  At one point during this period, the company was one of the largest top ten software companies by revenue in the world, having over 1,200 staff in 22 offices worldwide. The Company was sold in September 2008 and since then Chris has served as chair of various technology companies and Irish national policy groups.

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Wayne Byrne

Non-Exec Director

Wayne is a prolific entrepreneur with particular expertise and experience in the clean-tech sector. He is co-founder and CEO...

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Wayne Byrne Non-Exec Director

Wayne is a prolific entrepreneur with particular expertise and experience in the clean-tech sector. He is co-founder and CEO of Oxymem, the multi-award winning waste-water, smart aeration company. He is also co-founder and Chairman of Biocore Environmental a biosolids & waste-water management business and previous to this, built and disposed of a major waste equipment company, the Manvik Group, a business with 80 staff and a turnover in excess of €40M.
He holds an International Executive MBA from the Smurfit Business School in UCD and a Diploma in Advanced Management also from UCD and is a registered Enterprise Ireland Business Partner.

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Mr. Philip O'Quigley

Chairman

Philip has over 20 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas Sector, in a variety of senior management positions...

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Mr. Philip O'Quigley Chairman

Philip has over 20 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas Sector, in a variety of senior management positions spanning a number of London and  Dublin listed exploration and production companies, including experience in a number of other countries including Australia, South Africa, Argentina, and the U.S… He is currently CEO and a Board member of Falcon Oil & Gas and a non-exec director of Providence Resources. Philip is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst and Young in Dublin.

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