Dr Robert Weinert-Aplin
Trainee Patent Attorney
Robert obtained a First Class MEng degree in Biomedical Engineering from Imperial College London, including a year abroad at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. Robert then returned to Imperial College London to undertake a PhD in musculoskeletal biomechanics, before working as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Salford on the biomechanics of lower-limb prosthetics.
Robert's undergraduate studies provided him with a broad understanding of how engineering and medicine interact in the human body. His final year was spent on exchange in Switzerland where he specialised in biomechanics and orthopaedics through taught courses and research projects.
Robert's doctoral research involved development of computer models to investigate non-invasive treatments for Achilles tendon injuries. Robert has published peer-reviewed scientific articles on the work and presented his research at several national and international conferences, winning a prize from The American Society of Mechanical Engineers for a presentation of his doctoral thesis.
Following this, Robert’s post-doctoral research on the biomechanics of amputee walking was aimed at identifying inefficient energy exchanges in prosthetic limbs to better understand why amputees require substantially more energy to walk.
Robert joined HGF’s London office in May 2016 as a Trainee Patent Attorney as part of the Engineering group.