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Electrosciences Limited provides specialised scientific and technical consultancy to industry and academia in the technical discipline of multifunctional materials research and development. The company’s Technical Director is Professor Markys G Cain who has over 25 years of experience in applied R&D in both academic and industrial environments.

Our business is modelled on the supply of scientific consultancy services to industry and academia. Expertise ranging from scientific strategy development for small business to bespoke solutions to your scientific and technical problems. Experience of over 30 years in the field of materials science and physics of the solid state lends itself to delivery of competent solutions to your scientific needs.

Our expertise

Electrosciences expertise includes :

  • Functional Materials – including piezoelectric, ferroelectric, pyroelectric, multiferroic and magnetoelectric materials

  • Nanotechnology – generally, and nanostructured multifunctional materials

  • Materials characterisation – including in-situ tools developed in collaboration with the XMaS beamline at the European Synchrotron Research Facility

  • Modelling and visualisation – using tools such as Finite Element Analysis, and Interactive Data Language, and others

  • Active materials – and smart materials and systems

  • Materials – bulk and thin film processing technologies

  • Materials for energy – harvesting and solid state energy storage

  • Thermoelectric materials – and other solid state energy coupled materials

  • Strategic research activities – research laboratory development and design

For more information about our expertise or to see how we can help move your project forward please get in touch.

Meet our Technical Director

Professor Markys G Cain – Electrosciences Technical Director

Electrosciences Technical Director Professor Markys G Cain has over 25 years of experience in applied R&D in both academic and industrial environments. He is also the founder and inspiration behind the Electrosciences enterprise.

Markys Cain graduated with his BSc in Physics (1986) and then PhD in Materials Physics from Warwick University (1990) and spent the next 2 years in the Materials Department of the University of California, Santa Barbara studying thin film epitaxial science for the AFOSR. On his return to the UK, he carried out research in collaboration with an Oxford based company leading to the development of a prototype SEM based instrumented indentation system and then worked with Rolls Royce plc discovering new in situ fibre interfaces for ceramic matrix composites. He joined the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in 1997 to set up and lead the Functional Materials Metrology Research group. Research activity included the development of measurement methods to elucidate materials behaviour in ferroelectric and piezoelectric ceramics and thin film materials, and more recently worked with multiferroic materials and developed materials metrology for energy harvesting and storage technologies. Professor Cain has published over 150 peer reviewed scientific papers in the field, and written a book on the ‘Characterisation of ferroelectric bulk materials and thin films’ (Springer, 2014), as well as numerous chapters in other books. He chairs the IOM3 Smart Materials and Systems Committee, was recipient of the IOM3 Verulam Medal and prize for distinguished contributions to the field of ceramic (2009), is a chartered Physicist (CPhys) & member of the Institute of Physics, and visiting Professor at Queen Mary, University of London. Since 2008, Professor Cain is company owner and Director of Electrosciences Ltd – a UK based scientific consultancy and contract research business based in Farnham, Surrey.

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Published output can be viewed at ResearchID or via ORCID.
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Materials physics, measurement, design and prototyping

Collaborative Development

Ideas patented, protected for ourselves or our clients


Computational analysis, big data, experimental and theoretical physics analysis


New tools developed for our clients. Electrosciences develops unique measurement tools.

Advanced Materials Sciences

We are a multi-disciplinary laboratory committed to providing specialised scientific and technical consultancy to industry and academia in the technical discipline of multifunctional materials research and development.

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