Dan specialises in chemical inventions such as speciality (performance) chemicals, polymers, chemical formulations, and pharmaceuticals. Dan’s work involves drafting and prosecuting patent applications and has a strong focus on defending/opposing patents at the European Patent Office.
Dan graduated with a first class MChem degree from the University of Reading in 2011. He followed this degree, which included research into using hydrogels in water purification, with a PhD in Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, where he investigated the binding properties of self-assembling molecular containers. After completing his PhD, Dan worked for a start-up that makes fragrance release/malodour capture additives for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs) and personal care products. Dan uses this commercial experience to help clients make strategic decisions and obtain maximum value from their IP. 


European patent attorney (2021)
PhD, Chemistry – University of Cambridge (2015)
MChem, Chemistry – University of Reading (2011)


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI)

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

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