Rachel Weller

Technical Assistant

Rachel joined Carpmaels & Ransford in 2020 as a Trainee Patent Attorney. She graduated from Durham University with a first class master’s degree in Mathematics and Physics.

In her final year, Rachel’s project focussed on the quantum Hall effects, which are two-dimensional phenomena observed at low temperatures and high magnetic fields.  She explored the applications of fractional quantum Hall states to topological quantum computing, a fault-tolerant approach to quantum computing. Rachel was awarded an Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for performance in her final exams.

Outside of work, Rachel plays violin in various orchestras and is currently attempting to learn piano. She also enjoys climbing, tennis and squash.


  • MSci Mathematics and Physics within the Natural Sciences Programme (Durham University)