Dr Owain Staines

Trainee Patent Attorney

Owain graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2009 with a masters degree in Theoretical Physics. During these years of study he acquired a solid foundation of knowledge in a wide variety of physics topics in addition to various associated mathematical and computational skills.

In October 2009 Owain began studying towards a PhD in Physics at the University of Bath and completed his PhD in 2013. The scope of this project was to investigate nonlinear photonics in silicon-on-insulator photonic nanowaveguide arrays through theoretical considerations and numerical modelling. A major emphasis of this research was the topic of optical solitons - a phenomena closely linked to efficient optical data transmission and various other applications such as supercontinuum generation.

Owain joined HGF in January 2013 as a trainee patent attorney in the York office, and is assisting primarily with the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the fields of physics, electronics, and telecommunications.