Metaboards, an Oxford company which has developed state-of-the-art wireless charging technology, has appointed a new head of engineering shortly after securing a $5 million investment.

The firm said the appointment of Ben Bartram represents its "continued commitment to bringing to market its next-generation technology".

Bartram joins Metaboards with more than 20 years of engineering experience focusing on the mobile technology industry at companies including Motorola, Sony Ericsson and Qualcomm.

"Ben's industry knowledge and expertise of developing products will be invaluable in positioning Metaboards as a leader in the wireless charging industry," said CEO Nedko Ivanov.

Bartram's appointment comes hot on the heels of Metaboards raising $5 million in a round led by science equity investor Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI) with participation from RT Capital Management and Woodford Investment Management.

Metaboards was founded in 2016 by world leading professors and authors from Oxford University focusing on Metamaterials, currently one of the most dynamic scientific research areas.

The company's technology makes it possible to charge tablets, games consoles and controllers, computers and any other non-metal electronic device at the same time and on the same surface.

Bartram said: "I look forward to working with the rest of the team at Metaboards to continue to develop and deliver its innovative technology. I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to play such a significant role in this exciting journey."

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