Matthew Wells

Matthew Wells

Senior Associate - Patent Attorney

A Cambridge graduate specialising in chemistry, Matthew joined Potter Clarkson’s chemistry team in 2016 after gaining experience as a research chemist with BP Chemicals.

During this time, he worked on a number of proprietary chemical technologies, including fixed-bed Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis and the SaaBreTM process for the production of acetic acid. 

With a passion for innovation, he is also named as co-inventor on a number of patent applications.



Chemistry, medical devices, pharmaceuticals


Matthew obtained a first-class master's degree in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge in 2012, where he specialised in chemistry in his third and final years. His master's research project investigated the total synthesis of a myxobacterial natural product.


MSci (Hons), MA (Cantab), UK and European Patent Attorney


Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Awards & Recognition

During the course of his degree, Matthew was awarded a number of prizes and scholarships from AstraZeneca, BP, Eli Lilly, GSK, Peterhouse and the University of Cambridge. 


Outside work, Matthew enjoys spending time with his young family, as well as running and bouldering.