Christopher Hartland Associate

Christopher Hartland
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MPhys (Hons), PhD, Member of the Institute of Physics, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, European Patent Attorney.  

Christopher’s research background gives him particular expertise in the area of advanced materials growth and treatment techniques, semi-conductor bandgap physics, plus optical and magnetic resonance spectroscopic techniques. In addition, he has worked extensively for clients in the fields of autonomous vehicles, electronic circuit design, fuel cell systems and software. 

Christopher obtained a Masters degree in Physics from the University of Warwick for which he submitted a dissertation on low angle x-ray scattering from magnetic nano-structured arrays.  

Following his undergraduate degree, Christopher studied for a PhD in Physics under the sponsorship of De Beers Research, UK. In this research Christopher studied the incorporation and migration of defects in as-grown and treated chemical vapour deposition synthetic diamonds. Electron paramagnetic resonance, optical absorption, photoluminescence and DiamondViewTM techniques were employed to identify previously unreported defects and reveal key differences between the aggregation processes in high and low hydrogen content diamonds. Christopher presented his research at a number of national and international conferences. 

Christopher joined the Electronics and Computing Group at Potter Clarkson in September 2014. He is also an examiner for the UK Advanced IP Law and Practice (FD1) exam.   

In his free time, Christopher is a competitive ballroom and Latin American dancer and takes part at competitions across the country.  He also enjoys singing, playing the organ and running the office’s monthly board game evenings.