Mark Westwood, Ph.D.


Title: Patent Agent
Qualifications: U.S. Patent Agent

Location: Houston
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Mr. Westwood assists with prosecuting foreign and domestic patents in chemical-related industries. His technical skills include the synthesis and characterization of organic, inorganic, and coordination compounds, the handling and manipulation of air- and water-sensitive materials, and the application of photochemical and electrochemical techniques to study catalytic systems.

Prior to joining Osha Liang, Mr. Westwood was a graduate research assistant at The University of Chicago. Working with Prof. Michael D. Hopkins, he conducted multidisciplinary research primarily in the field of molecular catalysis, with a focus on the design and development of systems capable of artificial photosynthesis. While an undergraduate, Mr. Westwood synthesized and studied novel inorganic materials that exhibit interesting magnetic properties.


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, The University of Chicago (2018)
  • M.S., Chemistry, The University of Chicago (2013)
  • MChem, Chemistry, University of Oxford (2012)


  • “Driving Catalytic Hydrogen Oxidation with Light” American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA 2016
  • J. Niklas, M. Westwood, K. L. Mardis, T. L. Brown, A. M. Pitts-McCoy, M. D. Hopkins, O. G. Poluektov. “X-Ray Crystallographic, Multifrequency EPR, and DFT Characterization of the Ni(PCy2NtBu2)2n+ Hydrogen Oxidation Catalyst in the Ni(I) Oxidation State.” Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 6226–6234
  • P. D. Battle, C. M. Chin, S. I. Evers, M. Westwood. “The Structure and Magnetism of Sr3NiSb2O9.” J. Solid State Chem. 2015, 227, 1–4
  • P. D. Battle, S. I. Evers, E. Hunter, M. Westwood. “La3Ni2SbO9: A Relaxor Ferromagnet.” Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 6648–6653


  • American Chemical Society


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