Benjamin Bell

Associate, Patent Scientist
London, EIP Europe LLP

Ben joined EIP following employment with another UK IP firm, where he was involved with the drafting and prosecution of patents in the UK and EU. Ben has an expertise in materials science, having completed a PhD in nuclear engineering with continued research as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Imperial College London. As a researcher, Ben authored eight publications and attended international conferences where he often gave talks about his research.

Prior to his PhD, Ben earned a first class Master of Engineering degree from Imperial College London and carried out research on a 14-week placement for the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation in Sydney.

Published articles

  • 2018
    Corrosion Science, The effect of Sn-VO defect clustering on Zr alloy corrosion
  • 2017
    Acta Materialia, The effect of Nb on the corrosion and hydrogen pick-up of Zr alloys
  • 2016
    Corrosion Science, The influence of alloying elements on the corrosion of Zr alloys
  • 2015
    Journal of Applied Physics, Accommodation of tin in tetragonal ZrO2


  • Nuclear engineering
  • Materials science

Education and qualifications


  • 2018 — 2019
    Postgraduate Certificate in IP Law (Merit), Queen Mary University London
  • 2012 — 2016
    PhD in Nuclear Engineering, Imperial College London
  • 2008 — 2012
    MEng Materials and Nuclear Engineering, Imperial College London

Career history

  • 2019 — Present
    Associate, EIP
  • 2017 — 2019
    Trainee Patent Attorney, J A Kemp
  • 2016 — 2017
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Imperial College London

Languages spoken

  • French (Basic)
  • German (Basic)