Mat joined HGF in October 2017 to train as a Patent Attorney and is now preparing to sit the UK and European qualifying exams. He has a First Class Masters Degree in Chemistry from the University of Sheffield, as well as a PhD in Surface Chemistry from the same institution.
Mat’s doctoral research focussed on the development of self-assembled monolayers and their potential to create molecular-scale structures on surfaces. After completing his PhD, Mat worked as a Research Associate investigating polymer coatings as anti-fouling surfaces and nutrient-sensing layers.
Mat has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications with a wide range of chemical subject matter before the UK and European patent offices, including pharmaceutical formulations, agrochemicals, medical devices, functionalised surfaces and surface coatings, and nano-materials.
First Class, University of Sheffield (2010)
Nanochemistry / Surface Chemistry, University of Sheffield (2014)
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HGF in Europe and Knobbe Martens in the US are holding a joint webinar on 9th June. In this webinar we will explore considerations for implementing an effective strategy to …Event details
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