Kate joined Marks & Clerk in 2017 as a Trainee Patent Attorney. She works with a range of clients including universities and multinational companies and covers diverse subject-matter in the chemistry and life sciences fields. Kate specialises in physical and inorganic chemistry, specifically organometallic complexes, catalysis, and analytical methods. Her work is focused in patent drafting and prosecution.
Kate has a first class MChem from Durham University, where her final project focussed on the photophysics of molecular wires. She also has a PhD from the University of York, where her research was primarily on characterising low-concentration reaction intermediates using para-H2enhanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).
Prior to joining Marks & Clerk, Kate worked as a research associate at the University of York where she helped to develop a new method to enhance magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Outside the office, Kate enjoys singing in a choir and playing the saxophone.