Prior to joining Dehns as a Technical Assistant in 2019, Hendrik worked in academic research and development at UCL developing reactor systems for the synthesis of nanomaterials used in lateral flow tests for point of care diagnostics.
Between his MEng, PhD and post-doctoral research, Hendrik has hands-on experience in the fields of bioprocessing, biofuel cells, glucose monitoring, nanomaterials, point-of-care diagnostic medicine, lab-on-a-chip reactors, rapid reactor prototyping (CAD, CNC, photolithography, 3D Printing and more), manufacturing and analytical science.
Hendrik currently works with a variety of engineering clients including large multinational companies and SMEs. His work includes filing and prosecuting patent applications to grant before the UK and European Patent Offices, and providing technical advice to clients during opposition procedures. Hendrik also has experience of prosecution in a number of other jurisdictions including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Korea and the US.
Hendrik has particular experience with inventions in the fields of aerospace, oil and gas exploration, spectrometry, scientific instruments, telecommunications, antibacterial coatings, battery technology, consumer products, medical devices, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), paper products, robotics and smart devices.