Prof David Williams

Director & Co-Founder

Role Description

Prof. David Williams is a Co-Founder and Director at Mote.

He developed his research career in electrochemistry and chemical sensors at the UK Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell in the 1980s. He possesses extensive expertise in Chemistry and Scientific Research, having co-founded multiple companies and served as a Professor at various universities worldwide. His achievements provide influence and authority for the Mote team.


  • Co-Founder of Mote (2013 – Present).
  • Professor at the University of Auckland
  • Co-Founder, VP Product Development of Orb Diagnostics (2016 – Present).
  • Co-Founder of Aeroqual Ltd (2002 – Present).
  • Honorary Professor at The University of Queensland (2017 – 2022).
  • Adjunct Professor at Dublin City University (2008 – 2012).
  • Chief Scientist at Alere, Inc. (2002 – 2005).
  • Thomas Graham Professor and HOD of Chemistry at the University College London (1991 – 2002).
  • Founder and Director of Capteur Sensors and Analysers (1992 – 2000).
  • Chief Scientist in Applied Electrochemistry at AEA Technology (1980 – 1991).

Specialist Skills

  • Prof. Williams has published around 290 papers in international journals and is an inventor on around 50 patents.
  • Chemistry, nanotechnology, electrochemistry, science, research, microscopy, mathematical modelling, materials science, physics, biotechnology, university teaching, lifesciences, nanoparticles, strategic planning.


40+ years.