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Maxwell liaison team


Dr Agnieszka (Aga) Iwasiewicz-Wabnig 

Maxwell Centre Programme Manager

Knowledge Transfer Facilitator 

tel. +44 (0) 1223 761669

Room 2.70, Maxwell Centre


Aga is the Maxwell Centre Programme Manager, working closely with the Director on practical delivery of the Maxwell Centre vision and industrial engagement programmes. In her other role, as the Knowledge Transfer Facilitator (KTF) for Department of Physics, she looks after KE in research areas falling primarily within the remit of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Contact me for help with:

  • brokering academia-industry connections and collaborations
  • finding the right people to speak to 
  • wider impact delivery of research outcomes, especially in the EPSRC-relevant areas
  • establishing partnerships - between academia and external organisations: industry, policy makers and beyond 
  • translational funding opportunities
  • outwards and inwards secondments and placements
  • routes for commercialisation of academic research
  • coordination of collaborative bids and projects
  • discussion and writing impact statements for grant proposals
  • advice on knowledge transfer through consultancy, joint projects, IP licensing, spin-outs, etc.
  • organisation of events, training sessions, interactive workshops & guest visits
  • promotion of research impact awareness among academics, postdocs and students
  • anything else knowledge transfer or Maxwell Centre related!

Other roles:

Cambridge Enterprise Champion, Fellow of Hughes Hall


Monica Lucena

Maxwell Centre Engagement Coordinator

Tel. +44 (0) 1223 747373

Monica coordinates practical delivery of activities within the Maxwell Centre programme for academia-industry engagement. This includes Maxwell events, newsletter and communications, as well as day-to-day support for the industrial residents, hot-deskers and visitors to the Centre. 

Michael Simmons

Collaborative Research Facilitator

Tel. +44 (0) 1223 746626



Adam Brown

Senior Technical Officer

Tel: +44 (0) 1223 747336

A first point of contact for the Maxwell Centre's shared-access experimental facilities and for technical enquiries regarding the laboratories in the Maxwell building.