University of Brighton
GCSE in Maths, English Language, English Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History and ICT. AS-Levels in Critical thinking and chemistry. A-levels in Maths, Physics and ICT. Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering.
under graduate year In Industry with the UK government
Favourite thing to do in my job: Finding creative solutions to problems using maths and physics
I am a mechanical engineer who likes to go snowboarding and train in Jiu Jitsu in my spare time.
I am 27 year old Mechanical Engineer from Suffolk and now live in Hampshire.
My hobbies are Jiu Jitsu, snowboarding and going to the gym but a lot of my spare time at the moment is playing video games or watching stuff on Netflix due to the current lock down.
I have a masters degree in mechanical engineering from the university of Brighton and also a post graduate certificate in micro gravity experimentation from taking part in a European Space Agency (ESA) Academy parabolic flight campaign.
I currently work as a civil servant for the UK government researching and developing technologies for future military aircrafts focusing on improving their survivability, which is a fancy way of saying that I try to make aeroplanes safer to fly in dangerous places.
I design new technologies to make military aircrafts safer to fly in dangerous places.
I am currently on a graduate scheme which means I work on different things every six months for the past two years. I have just finished doing a external placement working with Rolls Royce in Bristol developing a future jet engine.
I have worked on developing future technologies to improve the safety of aircrafts to allow them to fly in dangerous environments. This work involves designing parts for simulations to study how well they will work in the real world. Other parts of my work have involved programming new software to analyse data, as the work we do has either never been done before or is very specific to defence meaning that the software doesn’t exist or is too expensive and it is cheaper to make it ourselves.
My Typical Day: Most days are different for me depending on where and what I am working on. I usually work between 8:30am to 4:30pm with a half an hour lunch but some days I can work longer if I need to get things done. The work I will do during the day will vary. Most of the time I will work on a creating or editing 3D models of a part that I will use to run a simulation. These simulations can take either a day or a month to run depending on how complex the physics is. While they are running I will either analyse the data from other simulations to create reports or presentation to share my findings or I will work on programming data analysis software to help with the research that my team and I do.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
dyslexic researcher and engineer
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
I've had chances to visit lots of different companies and see a lot of cool technologies
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
Probably my Dad who has a degree in Physics
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
I didn't really know exactly what I wanted to do. But I knew I wanted it to involve design
Were you ever in trouble at school?
No not really
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
I thought about being a video game designer (Although I'm still doing a lot of programming)
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Dallas Green (City and Colour)
What's your favourite food?
Pizza with lots of meat
What is the most fun thing you've done?
For my master's project I got the chance to conduct an experiment on a zero G flight (vomit comet)
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
1. infinite wishes 2. No student Loan 3. To be able to go snowboarding more
Tell us a joke.
Why can't you trust atoms? Because they make up everything