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Julia Urbanec strengthens our mechanical engineering patent team


January 18, 2019

MSc (Metal and Materials Engineering) Julia Urbanec joined our mechanical engineering patent team on January 7, 2019. Julia is highly proficient in technology especially when it comes to materials science and processing, metals forming, and steels manufacturing technology.

For the past approximately three years, Julia worked as a researcher and PhD student at Aalto University. In her research and further studies, she familiarised herself with metallurgy, process modelling, and, in particular, mechanical properties, heat treatment, and testing of low-alloyed steels.
Julia also has work experience in product development in the steel industry, which arouse her interest in the patent sector.

“One of my major work projects was getting to know the competitors’ patents relating to wear-resistant steel from the point of view of competitor monitoring and focusing the product development of my own employer. This was the route that took me into the world of patenting, and I got interested in the field,” Julia says.

Julia was born in China and is thus well versed in Chinese. She came to Finland with her family at the early age of six. She has completed part of her materials science and engineering studies in the USA, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

“As a patent agent, I also wish to create better contacts between Finnish and Chinese companies. If need be, I can act as an interpreter for Finnish or Chinese companies that wish to protect their inventions in China or Europe and to start new business operations.”

At Kolster, Julia focuses on the protection of inventions both by our domestic and foreign clients in the various application areas of mechanics, in particular.

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Julia Urbanec
+358 40 9208717