Andrew Lee

Trainee Patent Attorney

Andrew graduated from Imperial College London with a first class honours degree in physics.

After graduating he spent a year in China studying Mandarin and teaching physics. On his return he completed a master’s degree at University College London in photonic systems development. He then stayed at UCL to pursue a PhD in electronic engineering designing and fabricating quantum dot lasers on silicon.

His work provides the building blocks to replace copper chip-to-chip interconnects with optical interconnects, which if realised would greatly increase computing speeds and data rates. It also has the potential to reduce the cost of high quality laser diodes without reducing the performance due to the low cost of Si and mature processing techniques.

He has experience in telecommunications, semiconductors and nano-technology.