Alex Stacey

Technical Assistant

Trainee Patent Attorney

MSci, PhD

Alex joined Mathys & Squire in 2022 after completing an MSci in physics at the University of Bristol (and a PhD project in condensed matter physics at the University of Leeds). She is a Technical Assistant in the IT and engineering team based in the Manchester office.

Alex’s scientific background is in magnetic materials and following a PhD project in condensed matter physics, she has a great scientific understanding of semiconductor device fabrication methods, magnetic materials for memory devices and electronic transport measurements. An MSci in physics also affords her a broad technical background in disciplines including quantum computing, mechanics, biophysics, IT, and software. She is now enjoying learning to draft and prosecute patent applications through to grant using a practical approach to intellectual property law.

Alex has completed a PhD project entitled ‘Topological Hall effect due to skyrmions in magnetic multilayers’ that involved fabrication of devices from thin film magnetic multilayers using cleanroom processing and electrical measurement of magnetic skyrmions within the films. Her research characterised the behaviour of the Hall effect in Co/Ir/Pt multilayers over a wide range of temperatures in different multilayer structures adding to the knowledge required to apply materials with skyrmions to magnetic memory devices. She also holds a 2:1 MSci in physics from the University of Bristol.

Alex is a student member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and European Patent Office (EPO).