Dr Francesca Piana joined Reddie and Grose in January 2021 and works in the life science IP sector. Francesca completed her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in chemistry in Italy at Università degli Studi di Parma. Her Master thesis consisted in the synthesis, characterisation and study of the cellular transfection properties of novel macrocyclic nano-baskets arginine-calixarenes. She applied the calixarenes as drug delivery systems in the form of amphiphilic self-assembly nano-carriers.
Joseph Duffy is a trainee patent attorney in the Engineering, Manufacturing, and Consumer Products team. Joseph joined Reddie & Grose in January 2021 after graduating from the University of Cambridge with an BA, MSci in Natural Sciences, specialising in Materials Science.During his undergraduate degree he undertook modules in metallurgy, semiconductors, nuclear materials, and materials chemistry, as well as a literature review on “the applications of auxetic materials”. Additionally, he completed a research project into the thermal shock resistance of a novel candidate material for diesel particulate filters. In his final year he carried out research as part of the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy Rolls Royce UTC group. This project focussed on “the effect of surface modifications on the fatigue behaviour of nickel-based superalloys”.
Daniel Marchant handles patent work in the engineering, materials and consumer products fields. Daniel joined Reddie & Grose in January 2021 after graduating from the University of Cambridge with a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering (via Natural Sciences). At University, Daniel’s final year research project involved the design of a batch acoustofluidic separator that could act as a cheap point-of-care diagnostic device for Chagas disease. Daniel also completed a summer research placement in computational chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh where he co-authored a paper on ‘Branched‐Selective Direct α‐Alkylation of Cyclic Ketones with Simple Alkenes’. Daniel also spent time as a research intern at Imperial College London and Université de Bordeaux where he worked with acoustic tweezers.
Robin’s experience brings a commercial perspective to the assessment of global IP strategies in the pharmaceutical; medical device and chemical sectors.
Joanne Pham is a trainee patent attorney working within the engineering, manufacturing and consumer products team.
Dr Dustin Bauer handles patent work in the engineering, materials and consumer products fields.