As part of our commitment to strengthen our physics, electronics and engineering team, we’re delighted that Darren Watters has joined us as a Trainee Patent Attorney. Darren has worked in the profession since 2016 and brings a wealth of expertise with a MPhys in Astrophysics from the University of St Andrews and a PhD in Physics from the University of Sheffield.
Darren’s PhD focussed on the characterisation and optimisation of donor-acceptor conjugated copolymers for applications in bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaic devices. After completing his PhD, Darren continued his research into organic electronics at Ossila in which he developed perovskite precursor inks for air and nitrogen processing for the fabrication of solar cells, as well as formulating fabrication guides for a variety of polymer:fullerene blends for use in organic solar cells.
Alistair Hindle comments: “Darren impressed us with the strength of his expertise and his understanding of the patent issues businesses face, We’re delighted he has joined us and are confident he’ll be an excellent addition to our team.“
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