George Pidgeon

Trainee Patent Attorney

George joined Kilburn & Strode in October 2017 as a Technical Assistant in the Life Sciences and Chemistry Group.

George graduated with an MChem in Chemistry from the University of Oxford in 2013.  In his final year his research focussed on improving methods of nucleophilic fluorination by modulating the reactivity of fluoride complexes through hydrogen bonding.

Prior to joining Kilburn & Strode, George spent four years as a high school science teacher, training via the Teach First scheme in East Yorkshire before becoming Head of Chemistry in a comprehensive school in West London.


Teach First PGCE with QTS – Sheffield Hallam University (2014)

MChem in Chemistry – University of Oxford (2013)


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) – Student Member

The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI) – Student Member

Selected Publications

Pfeifer, Lukas, et al. "Hydrogen-Bonded Homoleptic Fluoride–Diarylurea Complexes: Structure, Reactivity, and Coordinating Power." Journal of the American Chemical Society 138.40 (2016): 13314-13325.

Engle, Keary M., et al. "Coordination diversity in hydrogen-bonded homoleptic fluoride–alcohol complexes modulates reactivity." Chemical Science 6.9 (2015): 5293-5302.

Wolstenhulme, Jamie R., et al. "Asymmetric electrophilic fluorocyclization with carbon nucleophiles." Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52.37 (2013): 9796-9800.

  • Chemistry
  • Materials
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Patents

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