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David Nicholls MSci, PhD, CPA, EPA


David Nicholls is an associate in the Electronics, Computing & Physics group.

David has practical experience of working in the fields of electron microscopy, opto-electronic devices and nanotechnology. He has a wide experience of techniques used for developing semiconductor materials and devices, as well as the processes for fabricating and characterising them.

David has been involved in the prosecution of a wide range of technologies working on cases for a range of clients from small UK start-ups to global consumer electronics companies.

David’s experience of both academic and commercial research has given him an excellent grounding in the technology sector as well as an insightful understanding of the perspective of an inventor.

Education & background

Before joining Withers & Rogers in 2011, David worked as a research scientist in the Advanced Opto-electronic Devices group at Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd, where, amongst other things, he researched solid state light sources for use in applications such as display technologies. Prior to this he obtained a First Class degree in Physics with study in continental Europe (2003) and a PhD relating to the determination of structural and optical properties of nanostructures (2007), both from the University of Bristol.

On a personal note...

In his spare time David enjoys sports, in particular football, badminton and running. He also likes reading and (trying) to play the guitar, however, these days David’s spare time is mostly spent with his young family!