Marios Sophocleous obtained his PhD from the University of Southampton. He obtained his Master in Engineering as a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Southampton in 2011. He has already been a co-author of 7 scientific publications and co-author for four conference publications. He has also been the author for another conference paper in IEEE Sensors Conference 2012 in Taiwan and another one in IEEE Sensors Conference in Spain. His PhD project has as an aim to design low cost, miniaturized, thick-film underground chemical and physical sensors for soil and water quality monitoring. He is currently working as a Patent Analyst in Cyprus at IP Research Ltd and he is also the Founder and Director of Shrewd Instruments Ltd specialized in prototyping of application specific condition monitoring instruments.