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Chris Hambley MEng, PhD


Chris Hambley is an Associate in our Advanced Engineering group.

As part of the Advanced Engineering group Chris has worked with clients from a diverse range of sectors such as aerospace & defence, automotive engineering, oil & gas, packaging, medical devices, construction and heavy industrial machinery. He assists with filing and prosecution of design and patent applications in the UK, Europe and worldwide. He recently assisted with three opposition appeals in the oil and gas sector at the EPO, in which all three patents were successfully revoked.

Education & Background

Chris graduated from the University of Sheffield with a MEng in Systems & Control Engineering in 2014. This involved a year working in industry which was split between the aerospace firm ITP Aero and the Phillips 66 Humber oil refinery.

He went on to study for a PhD in the Rolls-Royce Control, Monitoring & Systems Engineering University Technology Centre at the University of Sheffield, finishing in 2018. His PhD research focused on improving methods of designing complex engineered systems, such as gas turbine engines and nuclear reactors. He has authored numerous scientific papers and presented his research at international conferences.

On a personal note...

Chris enjoys a busy family life as father to his young son. When time affords, Chris plays guitar, squash and mixed netball. He loves hiking and wild camping with friends in the Peak District and beyond.