Trainee Patent Attorney
Nathalie joined the Sheffield office of HGF in July 2014 and is now working towards qualilfication as a patent attorney. She graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2014 with a first class MEng in Biomaterial Science and Tissue Engineering, scoring the highest mark in the degree programme.
Nathalie joined HGF Limited in July 2014 after graduating with a first class (Hons) MEng from the University of Sheffield. Since joining HGF as a trainee patent attorney within the engineering and physics group, Nathalie has gained experience in an eclectic range of technical areas.
Following her penultimate year at university, Nathalie was sponsored by Santander to complete an engineering summer internship with a local SME. During this time, Nathalie worked on projects in technical areas including defence, photonics and biomaterials. She was also involved in research into the optimisation on a one-step coating for the container glass industry.
Nathalie's final year research project involved developing tissue engineered models of oral dysplasia and healthy oral mucosa and subsequently investigating the use of biophotonic techniques such as optical coherence tomography and Raman spectroscopy in combination with carboxylic acid contrast agents, for detection of dysplastic lesions in the tissue engineered models.
Nathalie's degree provides her with an in depth knowledge of materials science and engineering as well as human anatomy, physiology and cell biology.
In July 2015, Nathalie completed the Bournemouth University Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property, for which she was awarded a Distinction. She is now working toward UK and European qualification.