Technical Assistant Southampton
Profile of Toby Willis

I joined the D Young & Co patent team as a technical assistant in 2016 and have a strong academic background in condensed matter physics. 

I have experience in the drafting and prosecution of UK, European and foreign patent applications for a range of technologies in the fields of physics, engineering and IT. 

Prior to joining D Young & Co, I completed my PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London. My doctoral research was directed towards understanding the diffusion mechanisms of ions in battery materials using Neutron and X-ray scattering in combination with computational techniques, such as density functional theory molecular dynamics. I have presented my work at international conferences.

Qualifications

  • MPhys in Physics, University of Southampton 2012.
  • PhD in Physics, Royal Holloway, University of London 2017.

Memberships

  • Student Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
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