Farnaz Massoumian

Trainee Patent Attorney

Farnaz’s background is in Engineering Science, and she lectured in Electrical Engineering for over ten years prior to joining Kilburn & Strode in 2018. As an academic in a leading technical university, she taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Electromagnetism, Optics, Electronics, Technical English, and Ethics in Engineering, and conducted research in the fields of Optics and Optical Microscopy. In the last two years of her academic career, she was a consultant at her university’s International Affairs Office, where she was involved in strategy development for the internationalisation of the university.
Farnaz graduated with an MEng in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford, and embarked on a doctoral degree at the University of California, Berkeley, before returning to Oxford to complete her DPhil. Her thesis, entitled “Pupil function engineering for microscopy” won her the prestigious IEE Lesley H Paddle Fellowship, and resulted in a granted patent, being licensed for use in endoscopy.



DPhil Engineering Science, University of Oxford
MEng Engineering Science (1st Class Hons.), University of Oxford



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


Selected Publications

US Patent US7161656 B2: entitled ‘Methods of, and apparatus for, generating a focused light beam’,

Massoumian F., Alali S., Mansouri T., Evolutionary algorithm for solving the inverse problem of finding the incident field on a high-aperture lens for generating a desired focused field, Optics Letters, Vol. 34 Issue 1, pp.67-69

Kavehvash Z. and Massoumian F., Coding and decoding in a point-to-point communication using the polarization of the light beam, Applied Optics, Vol. 47 Issue 14, pp.2680-2686

Alali S., Massoumian F, Images of finite sized spherical particles in confocal and conventional microscopes when illuminated with arbitrary polarization,
Applied Optics, Vol. 47 Issue 3, pp.453-458

MAA Neil, F Massoumian, R Juskaitis, T Wilson, Method for the generation of arbitrary complex vector wave fronts. OPT LETT 27 (21): 1929-1931

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Optics
  • Telecommunications
  • Patents

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