Rachael Ker

Rachael Ker

Part-Qualified Attorney

+44 (0) 20 7242 9984

Academic Qualifications:
B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering, University of Surrey

Rachael joined Abel + Imray in 2020 and is based in our London office. Rachael has a mechanical engineering background and her work at Abel + Imray covers a wide range of industries including aerospace, pest control, household structures and mechanical devices. She works with a variety of clients ranging from small local businesses, in-house IP departments at large multinational companies, to foreign agents.

Before Rachael started training as a patent attorney, she worked in automotive engineering at a global technical consultancy. She primarily worked as an engine simulation engineer, optimising the performance of engines for hybrid vehicles. She also project managed the design and build of a new climatic vehicle test facility suitable for modular testing of high-performance vehicles.

Rachael’s research, while working as a research intern and as a final-year student, focused on full-vehicle simulation. She investigated the implementation of a novel engine, namely the free piston engine, as a range-extender in series hybrid vehicles. During her studies, Rachael specialised in stress analysis, engineering control systems and electronics, and she enjoyed leading group projects designing autonomous delivery robots.

Rachael is an alumni of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Engineering Leaders Scholarship and is proud to have been awarded Ricardo’s Most Promising Female Engineer award. She is an active member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and enjoys supporting local schools and organisations through her regular STEM ambassador activities.