Putting the finishing touches to my profile ahead of the big day!
I was previously a Project Engineer for Siemens Rail Automation having come through their Graduate Scheme after University
The University of Bristol
I’m a PhD student in the field of Communications, looking at how to reduce interference from wireless devices
My Typical Day: I’m mostly at my desk working on simulations, otherwise I’m demonstrating in a lab or doing experiments there myself.
What I'd do with the money
£500 would be a great start to the war chest for a junior Science Café in Bristol. There’s one already for grown-ups but not for young people!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Persistent, pensive and determined!
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Commissioning a working railway after three long years of planning and design work was really rewarding! I took the train back home afterwards so I even got to ride on it.
What did you want to be after you left school?
I think I’ve always wanted to be in Science or Engineering – my uncle is an Electronic Engineer so that might have biased me.
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Not often – if I was it was because of my dress-sense (or lack thereof!) and attitude to homework. Do your homework kids, it pays off in the end!
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
I tried blacksmithing the other week and really enjoyed it, would that count?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Standard Fare, but they broke up a few years back :-(
What's your favourite food?
I’m one of the few people I know who’ll eat a kebab sober.
What is the most fun thing you've done?
I’ve been snorkelling in a glacial lake in Iceland, where you could see the cracks between the tectonic plates of the Earth’s crust!
Tell us a joke.
What’s green, has four legs and if it fell on top of you would kill you? A snooker table.