Teamwork and Partnerships  

The AMT Team

AMT, Advanced Microwave Technologies Ltd, is focussed on delivering its innovative, precision heating technology to customers across several industry sectors including Food & Drink and Industrial Biotechnology.

The current team brings many years’ experience in business management, technological innovation, biological and food sciences and in building valuable and enduring relationships with customers. The team has developed new applications for the Biotechnology sector, including Pre-treatment for Anaerobic Digestion feedstocks.

AMT is a member of the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre and are highly active members of many of the BBSRC NIBBs, Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, including ADNet, FoodWasteNet, LBNet, High Value Chemicals from Plants, Biopronet and IBCarb.

Contact our team for more information on AMT.

Stephen Roe: Chief Executive Officer

Over 39 years working in high tech manufacturing: 50% as a line manager and 50% in interim and consulting roles. Wide experience in a variety of manufacturing businesses. Many of the consulting roles have been long-term assignments with a strong turnaround element. Previously with Optos plc and KPMG.



Dr Yuriy Zadyraka: Founder & Technical Director

Yuriy trained and specialised in microwave and plasma physics in Kiev. He then moved and worked at the General Physics Institute (IOFAN) in Moscow for many years where he became one of their leading experts in applied microwave and plasma physics. Following his move to Scotland in 1995 he led numerous projects involving the use of microwaves and plasma in liquid waste streams for Scottish Water, Thames Water and Heineken.

Sam Kerr: Process Engineer

Currently working on enhanced extraction projects, working closely with both industry and academia developing viable industrial processes using AMT technology. Member of IBIOC, FoodWasteNet and the HVCfP High Value Chemical from Plants network.


Danny Graham: Process Engineer

Currently working with academic and commercial partners on applying AMT technology to specialist biotechnology projects.



Maria Shafiq: Process Engineer

An MSc in Sustainable Engineering and studied Chemical Engineering. Currently leading projects on Extended Shelf Life (ESL).

AMT Innovation in Microwaves