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