Chris Byrnes

Patent Engineer


Chris is Patent Engineer in our Chemistry and Bio Patents team. He specialises in providing patent services in a broad range of fields including process engineering and materials technologies.


Chris holds tertiary qualifications in chemical engineering and materials engineering majoring in ceramics. The focus of his engineering studies has been process design, process control and semiconductor manufacture. Chris’ major project was in semiconductor design and manufacture for anti-fouling coatings.

Chris understands the commercial application of his chosen fields having worked in developing and manufacturing compound semiconductors for light, laser and electronic applications prior to joining Shelston IP.

He is currently undertaking a Masters in Intellectual Property (UTS), with an expected completion date of 2021.


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours I), University of New South Wales, Australia, 2018
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Material Science and Engineering) (Honours I), University of New South Wales, Australia, 2018
  • N1, Japanese Language Proficiency Test, Australia, 2009


  • Engineering Australia (Graduate Membership)


  • Japanese (Fluent)