We Are
Smart Separations

We’re Changing The World,
Improving Quality of Life,
Through Innovation.

Smart Separations has created a new generation of antiviral coatings and ceramic membranes. ViraTeq™ technology destroys SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces preventing the spread of COVID-19 and a customisable ceramic membrane technology that challenges what’s possible with microfiltration.

Founded in 2013, Hugo Macedo started the company on his kitchen table. It grew into his garage and we’ve since expanded into world class facilities at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) and University of Surrey, Guildford.

Smart Separations is now a 25+ strong team of researchers, engineers, scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs. From manufacturing to air purification and from transportation to health care, Smart Separations works with partners where antiviral coatings or microfiltration is needed.

How Our Membranes Work

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ceramic microfiltration membranes?

“Happiness inspires productivity and at Smart Separations we have an awesome family environment, made up of unique people. The beauty of our company is our diversity.”

Catia Santos
Product Development Engineer

Smart Vision

Creating a cleaner, sustainable and more efficient world, we’re focused on supporting those who need coatings to help preventing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and who can use pioneering microfiltration technology. Whether that’s tackling Coronavirus, cleaning drinking water, supporting cancer research, or viruses or pollutants in the air, we’re on the cutting edge of antimicrobials and microfiltration. Our values are at the heart of all we do.

Smart Separations was founded with a strong mission to Improve Quality of Life Through Innovation.

Smart Values


We Want Significant Success.


We are proud of great work. We value competency, scientific excellence, high quality and resourcefulness. We want to generate strong profits to honour all our stakeholders and positively and sustainably impact both people and the planet.


We Listen For The Monk Moments!


Taking time to breathe and listen is essential; putting on our own oxygen masks first. The magic happens as we humble ourselves, check in and are still. An inspired monk moment can save months of auto-pilot graft and help us come out the other side stronger. 


We Embrace The Wootang!


Our days are fun, and we seek out and find many reasons to laugh and celebrate our achievements, our failures and each other. As a family, we stand together. We’re one for all and all for one. Estou Aqui!


We Love Without Fear.


Leaning in courageously, communicating openly with a generous commitment to honesty and integrity. Inside out, not outside in, we each accept the quest to live wholeheartedly. And we each respect any ideas generated by our team as if they were our own.


We Are Futureproof.


Bold ideas and bold mistakes, we think outside the box and value the scientific method to achieve innovation. We lead with collaboration, responsibility and meaningfulness. With lifelong learning, flexibility and creativity, when we’re told it can’t be done, we simply ask, Why not?!

Smart Team

Headquartered in Guildford, Surrey and working from the UK, Portugal, Mexico and Spain we are a global team of thinkers, inventors and entrepreneurs all driven to improve quality of life through innovation.

Our team, with an illustrious range of PHDs and Masters, are made up of researchers, engineers and industry veterans ranging from the fields of tissue engineering and virology to biotech and material sciences.

Smart Awards

Smart Separations is proud to have been the recipient of multiple awards, grants and accolades.

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