Leon Zhang

Trainee Patent Attorney

Leon graduated in 2015 with an MEng (Hons) degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London, where he was awarded a Power Academy Scholarship from the IET.

Leon’s undergraduate studies have given him a solid technical foundation in a wide range of electrical & electronic engineering and computing disciplines, including analogue/digital electronics, signal processing, cybersecurity, biomedical devices, and software development.

His final year project involved developing multimedia content prediction and proactive caching algorithms for use in the telecommunications industry. Using principles taken from machine learning, information theory, and optimisation problems, he was able to design and implement a novel self-learning content prediction and caching system to be used in consumer smartphones.

To supplement his academic studies, he has also undertaken summer research placements at the University of Manchester – first in the Nanotechnology group, exploring novel nanolithography techniques for transistors with special material properties, and then in the Biological Physics group, using computational modelling and numerical analysis toinvestigate the electromechanics of the heart in heart failure conditions.

In the past he has also completed a summer placement working in the power industry, as well as a six-month placement in a leading multinational oil and gas company.

Leon is a keen follower of the startup scene.