As the Laboratory and Project Engineer I have operational responsibility for the running of the laboratory, solving technical issues as and when they arise. I am the first point of contact for resolving all technical issues with the laboratory equipment, infrastructure, facilities and services, lending invaluable support and technical know-how to a multi-disciplinary team of researchers.
In addition, I have the primary responsibility for design, procurement and production of components, mechanical moving parts, test rigs and experimental equipment used in the research. My role requires regular liaison and technical discussions with senior academics, postdoctoral researchers, PhD students, research support staff, workshop technicians and external vendors to ensure that projects meet the needs of the researchers.
I am currently studying MSc Forensics Ballistics with Cranfield University. I have a current interest in working with the MOD and have submitted proposals to DSTL for funding for themed competitions under my own company.
My career started with the Science and Technology Facilities Council where I studied Mechanical Engineering and developed skills and experience in scientific research.
I then moved to medical device R&D where I worked as an Engineer with Abbott Diabetes Care to bring the Freestyle Libre Blood Glucose monitor to market in 2015.
A secondment opportunity then took me to the Health and Safety Department where I obtained professional qualification as an EHS Engineer. (NEBOSH)
I very much enjoy supporting the research and feel honoured to be a part of the Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Device Group.