Sam Aird

Sam Aird

Trainee Patent Attorney

Across his degree, Sam studied topics in biology and chemistry giving him a strong foundation at the intersection of the two subjects.

In his master’s year, he specialised in chemistry and spent his research project investigating the use of radical dechalcogenation in the fluorination of amino acids. After his studies, he spent two years working in the chemical waste industry before starting at Potter Clarkson in November 2022.



Chemistry and biological chemistry


Sam achieved a first-class degree in natural sciences from the University of Nottingham.


MSci (Hons)


Sam enjoys playing and writing music on piano and guitar and is currently learning the accordion. He also frequently plays a variety of racquet sports and goes swimming in the river Trent.