About Epsimon Ltd
Epsimon Ltd was founded in 2016 by researchers from the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) at the University of Cambridge to provide specialist consultancy services related to instrumentation and monitoring applications for civil infrastructure. Epsimon is an industry partner of CSIC with which it closely collaborates to constantly develop and apply cutting edge sensing technology for civil infrastructure monitoring.
Cedric Kechavarzi is a soil physicist and instrumentation specialist. He has a wealth of practical experience with fibre optic sensing systems and has led the deployment of such systems on a wide range of infrastructure and construction projects. He has contributed significantly to the uptake of fibre optic sensing in the civil engineering industry through the development of specifications, performance standards and methodologies to ensure consistency in operational functionality and system longevity. His continued interest in fibre optic sensors is to further increase their performance while working with Epsimon’s partners to drive down the cost of ownership and make fibre the de-facto choice for infrastructure sensing. He is lead author of the book: Distributed fibre optic strain sensing for monitoring civil infrastructure - A Practical Guide, published by ICE publishing.
Cedric has an MSc in Soil and Water Engineering from Cranfield University and a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Cambridge, funded under a Marie Curie Fellowship.
Nicholas (Nicky) de Battista
Nicky de Battista is a licenced architect and civil engineer with a number of years of experience in structural design and construction. In 2009, he specialised in structural health monitoring and since then has been involved in several infrastructure monitoring projects, both in his capacity as a researcher as well as a specialist consultant. Nicky has designed, installed and operated monitoring systems in a number of high profile projects, including test pile foundations for the Shell Centre in London, sprayed concrete tunnel lining at Crossrail's Liverpool Street Station, and an axial shortening monitoring system for the 50-storey Principal Tower in London.
Nicky has an MSc in structural engineering and a PhD in structural health monitoring from the University of Sheffield, UK. In 2014 he joined the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) at the University of Cambridge, where he has been carrying out applied research in state of the art monitoring technologies, with particular emphasis on fibre optic sensing technology.