Wei Zhang

Patent Scientist
Patent Group


  • Patents
  • PG Cert in Intellectual Property, Bournemouth University
  • Ph.D. Laser Physics, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • B.Sci. (First Class) Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), China

Wei Zhang joined Murgitroyd & Company in 2018 as a trainee patent attorney. Prior to embarking on his journey towards a fully qualified Patent Attorney, he has worked over 10 years in the field of laser/optical engineering in both academia and industry.

Wei received a first class Bachelor degree in Optoelectronics from the HUST in China. Upon graduation, he successfully obtained a full scholarship awarded by the ORSAS to support his PhD research on optically pumped semiconductor disk lasers at the University of Strathclyde. After his PhD, Wei continued working on a BBSRC funded interdisciplinary project which was aiming to apply advanced laser technologies to biological/medical imaging applications, e.g. multi-photon excitation microscopy. He then moved into industry and joined Coherent, one of the world’s largest laser manufacturers, to conduct R&D on complex ultrafast laser systems and had since involved in the development of two market-leading laser products.

Wei has authored a number of peer-reviewed scientific publications, including journal articles and conference proceedings, which cover the areas of semiconductor optoelectronics, laser engineering, optics and microscopy. He is a Chartered Physicist of the Institute of Physics and a student member of the European Patent Institute and the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. Wei is fluent in both Chinese (Mandarin) and English.

Wei is based in our Glasgow office.

Core Expertise: Lasers, semiconductors, optics, electronics, microscopy, control systems.

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