Jialan (Flora) Zhang

Jialan (Flora) Zhang

Science Advisor
Jialan (Flora) Zhang
+1 617 305 6533

Dr. Jialan (Flora) Zhang is a science advisor in the firm’s Business Law department and a member of its Intellectual Property practice. She joined Goodwin in 2021.

Dr. Zhang assists clients with preparation and prosecution of patent applications, that span fields including medical devices, biotechnology systems, optical devices, mechanical systems, advanced battery technology (e.g., lithium ion battery), and computing/machine learning methods. Dr. Zhang also assists clients with freedom-to-operate analysis, due diligence reviews, and prior art, landscape and patentability analyses.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Dr. Zhang was a patent agent at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, where she drafted and prosecuted multiple patent applications in energy fields, managed a patent portfolio of US, PCT, and international patent applications in bioengineering areas, and performed IP due diligence for a medical device company. Prior to beginning her career in intellectual property, Dr. Zhang worked as a scientific editor, assisting researchers worldwide in publishing peer-reviewed video methods articles. Her postdoctoral research focused on developing computation and models-based approaches for predicting structures and electrothermal properties of perovskite compounds.

Dr. Zhang conducted her doctoral research focusing on analysis and optimization of electrothermal and dielectric properties of perovskite-structured materials utilizing thermodynamic models and materials characterization methods. Dr. Zhang is an author of multiple research articles published in peer-reviewed journals, a book chapter, and multiple presentations at international and local conferences.

Professional Activities

Dr. Zhang is a member of Materials Research Society and American Physical Society.


  • Book chapter co-author, “Electrocaloric Materials: A New Generation of Coolers, ‘Constitutive Modeling of Electrothermal Properties in Polar Dielectric Materials and Thin Films,’” Springer, 2014.