Our Chemical and Materials Engineering team comprises highly qualified and experienced patent attorneys with backgrounds in chemical engineering, materials engineering and industrial chemistry. We can assist you in a range of technology fields, including:

  • Chemical engineering
  • Biochemical engineering
  • Electrolysis and reduction technology
  • Environmental engineering
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Food processing
  • Hydrometallurgy
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Materials engineering
  • Materials science
  • Metallurgy
  • Mineral extraction and processing
  • Mining
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Petroleum technology, processing and equipment
  • Process engineering
  • Pyrometallurgy
  • Separation processes
  • Smelting technologies and secondary processing

The team works with a diverse range of clients, from individual inventors and small and medium businesses, through to leading Australian research institutions and multinationals.

The team is active in key industry groups in Australia, including IChemE, AusIMM, IMEA, Engineers Australia and Austmine.

Who to contact


Edwin is a chemical and materials engineer with a PhD in the aluminium production field. Edwin’s broad experience and expertise enables him to assist clients in a range of technologies from simple mechanical devices through to complex mining, metallurgical and chemical processes.

To find out more, please contact

Edwin at edwin.patterson@pof.com.au