Tahsin Ali Kassam

  • Technical Assistant
  • PhD Materials Science, Brunel University
  • MRes Materials Science, Uni. of Birmingham
  • MEng Engineering, University College London

Tahsin joined Phillips & Leigh in November 2017 as a trainee patent attorney specialising in handling inventions in Materials Science and Engineering.


Following his graduation from University College London with an MEng in Mechanical Engineering with Business Finance in 2009, Tahsin completed an MRes in the Science and Engineering of Materials at the University of Birmingham in 2010. Thereafter, Tahsin worked in international business development for a leading materials testing manufacturer before commencing a role as a materials development engineer in the hardfacing repair of forging dies. Tahsin qualified as a Chartered Engineer in January 2016. In October 2017, he completed his PhD at Brunel University London whilst based full-time at TWI in Cambridge, where he conducted research on the active metal brazing of ceramics. Tahsin presented his work at international conferences and has authored several peer-reviewed journal publications.


Tahsin enjoys sharing his knowledge of science and engineering with the scientists of the future. Tahsin has delivered talks at careers fairs and, in April 2015, he was awarded first prize at the Institute of Physics 3 Minute Wonder competition, held at the University of Cambridge.


Tahsin takes advantage of his spare time playing tennis and badminton. As a PADI qualified open water diver, Tahsin also enjoys travelling to exotic scuba diving destinations.
Academic Awards:

Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Doctoral Research – December 2017 – Brunel University London
Dean’s Prize for Innovation and Impact – December 2017 – Brunel University London
First Runner Up for Best Final Year PhD Student Award 2017 – June 2017 – The Armourers and Brasiers Gauntlet Trust / The welding Institute
Vice-Chancellor’s Travel Prize – February 2016 – Brunel University London

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