Marios Sophocleous received his Mechanical Engineering Degree from the Faculty of Engineering & the Environment at the University of Southampton, UK in 2011 focusing on Mechatronics and Sustainable Energies. During his studies he won two scholarships for being ranked in the top 10 students of the year and also won the Jim Graham Prize for the Best Experimental Project of the year for his 3rd year project. His project focused on the design of screen printed reference electrodes for pH sensors. He received his Ph.D. in 2016 at the University of Southampton, UK. His Ph.D. work was mainly on the design of sensor arrays to be placed underground for soil condition monitoring in an attempt to model the relationships between soil parameters and vegetation growth and diversity. He also acts as an innovation consultant on innovation techniques and IP management.