About Oxford Faraday Cages

Oxford Faraday Cages is focused on supplying the scientific, research, and commercial world with custom built shielding solutions of the highest standards tailored to meet their individual requirements.

We provide:

  • Custom and modular shielding solutions
  • Design, liaison, planning, and construction services
  • Full electromagnetic field surveys
  • Custom built laboratory spaces
  • Isolation chambers and sound insulation services

Our Faraday cages have many applications including:

  • Neuroscientific and neurology laboratories, including EEG and MRI
  • TEMPEST security for the protection of sensitive information protection
  • To prevent eavesdropping or mobile communications equipment being used
  • Quiet rooms for data analysis of phone  and other communication devices

We specialise in working closely with our clients to design and identify the optimal solutions for their shielding needs. Our building and electrical engineers provide fast and efficient service in completing all necessary work.

Our Team

Dr. David J. Schwartzman

David SchwartzmanDavid is an active EEG researcher who has in-depth experience with a wide range of neuroscientific methods. David completed his PhD in April 2010, entitled ‘The Functional Role of Gamma Oscillations in Visual Perception’.

During David’s PhD he worked for the Experimental Psychology Department at the Attention and Cognitive Control lab investigating the neural mechanisms of attention and cognitive control, including task switching and the error related negativity.

David’s research interests include understanding the neural substrates of face perception, repetition priming, and visual hallucinations in age related macular degeneration patients. He has also investigated how minute movements of the eyes, called micro saccades can affect the brain’s electrical responses, and the changes in fluid dynamics of the brain that occur with age.

David currently works as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science.

During his work at Oxford University, he became aware of how little was known about the application of Faraday Cages in EEG and neuroscientific situations. In 2008 he founded Oxford Faraday Cages in order to provide high quality solutions to scientific and commercial researchers needing either bespoke or modular shielding solutions.

Selected Publications:

  • Fatoorechi, M.,  Schwartzman, D.J.,  Prance, H., Parkinson, J.,  Seth, A.K., and Prance, R.J.  (2015). New directions in EEG measurement: an investigation into the fidelity of electrical potential sensor signals. Sensors and Transducers, 184(1), 101-107.
  • Fatoorechi, M., Parkinson, J., Prance, R.J., Prance, H., Seth, A.K., and Schwartzman, D.J. (2015). A comparative study of electrical potential sensors and Ag/AgCl electrodes for characterising spontaneous and event related EEG signals Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 251, 7-16.
  • Bor, D., Rothen, N., Schwartzman, D.J., Clayton, S. and Seth, A.K. (2014). Adults can be trained to acquire synesthetic experiences. (2014). Scientific Reports, 18(4), 7089.
  • Schwartzman, D.J., and Kranczioch, C. (2011), In the blink of an eye: the contribution of microsaccadic activity to the induced gamma band response. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 79(1), 73-82.
  • Schwartzman, D.J., Maravic, K., Kranzioch, C., and Barnes, J. (2008), Altered early visual processing components in hallucination prone individuals, NeuroReport, 19(9), 933-937.


Jim Lucey

Jim has been with Oxford Faraday Cages from the start.

Jim has a broad experience of specialised areas within the carpentry industry, which include Grade 2 listed buildings restoration and conservation projects for the National Trust and English Heritage, and design prototypes for the Ministry of Defence. He currently divides his time and expertise between the Estates and Facilities Division at Oxford Brookes University, and Oxford Faraday Cage contracts. Jim originally served in the Armed Forces in Germany, where he subsequently trained in carpentry and joinery. He is fluent in German and has studied at degree level in Construction Project Management.