Kulraj Singh Bhangra

Trainee Patent Attorney

Kulraj is a trainee Patent Attorney in the Tech group. His practice is focussed on patent prosecution and drafting work, often with a cross-sector element, where he represents a wide range of UK and international clients.
Kulraj’s background in science and engineering has exposed him to an extensive range of technologies; from elucidating mechanisms by which cellular processes respond to different oxygen levels to designing prosthetic running blades for Paralympic athletes. Furthermore, his training in entrepreneurship has allowed him to understand business start-up, commercialising technologies and how to use intellectual property to bolster a company’s valuation.
For his doctoral studies, Kulraj joined the Phillips Lab at UCL and worked on developing living artificial nervous system tissue for peripheral nerve repair. This project was truly multidisciplinary with aspects of materials science, tissue engineering, and computational modelling whilst assessing clinical translation and commercial feasibility.
His wide-ranging experiences across different sectors  allow Kulraj to provide acute scientific and commercial advice. To this end, he worked with consultants from the Boston Consulting Group and been involved in advisory and strategic development work for university TRO’s and multinational companies. 
Kulraj has a strong interest in promoting the public understanding of science and is a volunteer writer for BioNews. In addition, he has been involved in various local and national outreach activities such as the Big Bang Fair and The Times Cheltenham Science Festival.


PhD, Biomedical Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, University College London (2019) (Viva pending)
MRes (Distinction), Medical Technology Entrepreneurship, University College London (2015)
MEng (First Class Honours), Medical Engineering, Queen Mary University of London (2014)


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) – Student member
The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI) - Student member
Tissue and Cell Engineering Society

Selected publications

Bhangra, K.S., Busuttil, F., Phillips, J.B., Rahim, A.A. (2016). Using Stem Cells to grow Artificial Tissue for Nerve Repair. Stem Cells International. 2016; 7502178: 1-18.
Day, A.G.E., Bhangra, K.S., Murray-Dunning, C., Stevanato, L., Phillips, J.B. The Effect of Hypothermic and Cryogenic Preservation on Engineered Neural Tissue. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2017; 23(10): 575-582.
Girao, A.F., Goncalves, G., Bhangra, K.S., Phillips., J.B., Knowles., J, Irurueta, G., Singh, M.K., Bdkin, Igor., Completo, A., Marques, P.A.A. Electrostatic self-assembled graphene oxide-collagen scaffolds towards a three-dimensional microenvironment for biomimetic applications. Royal Society of Chemistry Advances. 2016; 6(54): 49039-49051.

  • Biotechnology
  • Financial Services
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Devices
  • Patents

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