About Us

Atomionics is a Singapore based startup building quantum sensors for resource exploration and navigation. Our sensors can build a 3D model of the subsurface, thus helping pinpoint resources critical for the energy transition, provide precise navigation,create a universal positioning system that works everywhere, as well as detect earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. We have deep expertise in bringing complex technologies from a lab environment to the dynamic real world.

We are a focused group in a high-energy environment. The core of what we are building is called cold atom interferometry, where we cool down atoms to microkelvin temperatures by shooting lasers at them. This allows us to precisely measure the forces acting on them. Due to the complexity of our work, our employees get to interact with other domains such as electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, software engineering, and physics. Our company likes to treat our work as a “gym for our minds”.

In addition, we are backed by some fantastic investors from the private and public sectors, such as Wavemaker, SGInnovate, Cap Vista, 500 Startups, Paspalis, and other prominent angels.
Resource exploration
Volcanic eruption detection
Underground mapping
Positioning & navigation


Support the resource exploration industry to enhance recovery, reduce costs, and minimize wastage


Make energy accessible to the masses because everyone has the right to resources


Do more with less - minimize environmental externality while maximizing resource efficiency
Strong Domain Expertise with Wide Interdisciplinary Capabilities

Dr Ravi Kumar

Co-Founder & CTO

University College Cork
PhD Physics

Sahil Tapiawala

Co-Founder & CEO

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
Msc Chemistry

Dr Anastasiia Pushkina

Research Scientist

University of Oxford
PhD, Atomic and Laser Physics

Dr Krishna Yellapragada

Research Scientist

National University of Singapore
PhD, Atomic/Molecular Physics

Isaac Tan

Physics Associate

National University of Singapore
BSc Physics

Leo Chang

Physics Associate

National University of Singapore
BSc Physics

Omar Olarte

Senior Electronics Engineer

University of the Philippines Los Baños
BS Applied Physics

Akshay Sonandkar

Mechanical Design Engineer

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
BE Mechanical Engineering

Dhruv Mittal

Mechanical Design Engineer

Singapore University of Technology and Design
BE Mechatronics and Robotics

Travis Singh

Mechanical Design Engineer

Nanyang Technological University of Singapore
BE Mechatronics and Robotics

Matt Hanbury

Engineering Project Manager

University of Bristol
MEng in Mechanical Engineering

Jauhari Aziz

Communications Designer

Indonesia Institute of The Arts, Yogyakarta
BDes in Visual Communications Design

Anirban Manna

Business and Operations Associate

Singapore Management University
MSc Management

Samy Badaoui

Electronics Engineer

Sorbonne University
Masters in Electronics Engineering & Applied Physics

Our Advisors

Mikhail Zeldovich

CEO Trafigura Mongolia and Vietnam

Alex Turnbull

MD Keshik Capital

Ad Ketelaars

CEO at Spinta Pte Ltd

Pam Vagata

Partner Pebblebed

Prev. AI Lead at Stripe

Keith Adams

Partner Pebblebed

Ex Chief Architect at Slack

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