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Oran McNaughton


Trainee Patent Attorney

Glasgow (UK)

About Oran

Oran has a broad science background and a tenacious attitude towards problem-solving that has equipped him for the patent attorney profession. He has always enjoyed complex problems and is particularly interested in those that appear most challenging. This has led Oran to accumulate research experience in a multitude of fields such as, high temperature superconductors, computational chemical modelling, artificial intelligence, renewable energy and pharmaceuticals.

Oran possesses a master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh where he completed a research project investigating the degradation of high temperature superconductors when used in potential real-world applications. Oran has also gained research experience at the University of Cambridge where he joined an international research group and computationally modelled the degradation of Li-ion batteries in order to determine the long-term stability of such batteries.

Oran also has industrial experience as a material scientist, where he conducted experiments and investigated a wide range of fields such as polymorphism, solid-state properties of small molecule pharmaceuticals and crystallisation. Oran then undertook a research project within this role in which he optimised a reactive crystallisation process for a major drug product using supervised machine learning algorithms.

Outside of scientific research Oran is a keen sportsman and has been a boxer for numerous years. He holds notable victories over multiple national champions and has won several county and provincial titles. Oran has fought and won on the international stage.

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MChem Chemistry (University of Edinburgh)