Daniel Wood

Trainee Patent Attorney

Daniel joined Kilburn & Strode in September 2016 as a Technical Assistant in the Life Sciences and Chemistry group. He graduated with a first class MChem degree from the University of Reading in 2011, researching functional hydrogels for use in water purification. He then undertook a PhD in Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, where he investigated the binding properties of self-assembling molecular containers.

Prior to joining Kilburn & Strode, Daniel spent a year working for a technology start-up in Cambridge, where he developed their grant funding strategy and obtained new government funds to support the business through its early growth.


PhD in Chemistry – University of Cambridge (2015)
MChem in Chemistry – University of Reading (2011)


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) - student member
The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI) - student member
The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) - member

Selected Publications

FJ Rizzuto and DM Wood et al ‘Tuning the redox properties of fullerene clusters within a metal-organic capsule’ J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 11008-11011

SP Black and DM Wood et al ‘Catenation and encapsulation induce distinct reconstitutions within a dynamic library of mixed-ligand Zn4L6 cages’ Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 2614-2620

DM Wood et al ‘Guest-induced transformation of a porphyrin-edged Fe(II)4L6 capsule into a Cu(I)Fe(II)2L4 fullerene receptor’, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 13, 3988-3992

CS Wood, C Browne and DM Wood et al ‘Fuel-controlled reassembly of metal organic architectures’, ACS Cent. Sci., 2015, 1, 504-509

S Zarra, DM Wood and DA Roberts et al ‘Molecular containers in complex chemical systems’, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 419-432

DM Wood et al ‘pH-tunable hydrogelators for water purification: structural optimisation and evaluation’, Chem. Eur. J., 2012, 18, 2692-2699

  • Chemistry
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Patents

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