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Maxwell liaison team


Dr Agnieszka (Aga) Iwasiewicz-Wabnig FRSA

Maxwell Centre Director of Partnership Development 

tel. +44 (0) 1223 761669

Room 2.70, Maxwell Centre


Contact me for:

  • establishing partnerships - between academia and external organisations: industry, policy makers and beyond
  • brokering academia-industry connections and collaborations
  • finding the right people to speak to 
  • wider impact delivery of research outcomes 
  • translational funding opportunities
  • outwards and inwards secondments and placements
  • routes for commercialisation of academic research
  • coordination of collaborative bids and projects
  • advice on knowledge transfer through consultancy, joint projects, IP licensing, spin-outs, etc.
  • academia-industry events, training sessions, interactive workshops & guest visits
  • other knowledge exchange and academia-industry collaboration related queries

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. 
Email Monica if you would like to subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

Dr Alex Samoshkin

Translational Technology Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 1223 336802

Alex's primary role is to link the Physical Sciences/Technology Schools (West Cambridge) and the Clinical School (Biomedical Campus) helping to translate new methods/technologies/materials into clinic as well as bringing back clinical questions and challenges to the scientists. Industrial links are a powerful catalyst for med-tech and platform translational efforts, and are incorporated through the Maxwell Centre and Office of Translational Research networks and partnerships.

Alex is sharing his time between the West Cambridge and Biomedical campuses, and you can find him regularly (normally Wednesdays) at the Maxwell Centre.

Contact Alex if you have ideas /questions around research with prospective biomedical applications, and if you would like to be posted about events and opportunities in this space.



Cheng Liu

Senior Technical Officer

Tel: +44 (0) 1223 760094 

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.