Technical Assistant Southampton
Profile of Rizuan Azhar

I have a strong technical background in electronics, control engineering and nanotechnology, and I enjoy getting into the detail of new innovations in these sectors. 

Since entering the patent profession, I have gained experience in drafting and prosecuting UK and European patent applications for a wide range of technologies. 

Whilst studying electronic engineering at the University of York, I worked on an interdisciplinary research project aimed at developing the use of self-assembled monolayers for the electronic detection of biomolecules.


  • BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering, University of York.
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London.


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


  • Murray, J, Nowak, D, Pukenas, L, Azhar, R, Guilorit, M, Walti, C, Critchley, K, Johnson, SD & Bon, R 2014, 'Solid phase synthesis of functionalised SAM- forming alkanethiol–oligoethyleneglycols' Journal of Materials Chemistry B, vol 2, no. 24, pp. 3741-3744.
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