Hello! I'm a Research Fellow at University of Surrey in which I design spacecraft structures, having just finished my PhD Mechanical Engineering. I'm also Co-Founder of an insect-based nutrition startup (HOP) that achieved funding from the University of Surrey. I have written numerous technical papers and presented them at conferences in San Diego (US) x2, Toulouse (France), Kyoto (Japan) and Melbourne (Australia) - I love travelling!
Before my time at Surrey, I achieved [Merit] MSc Space Science & Engineering, University College London and [1st Class] BSc Astrophysics, Aberystwyth University, Wales.
I recently turned 26 years old, am originally from Stoke-on-Trent and have been DBS checked (valid from 12th January 2014) for my past STEM Ambassador role whilst studying in London. I was involved with a Rocket Club in a local Academy/secondary-school and advised another group of school students on their space project concerning power generation for a human outpost on Mars.
I love and strongly believe in the STEM subjects because they're interesting, incredibly fulfilling and enable us as individuals to understand and contribute to all parts of society.
I enjoy energetic and competitive sports such as badminton and rock climbing, was Men's 2nd Team Badminton Captain and Vice President, play pool/snooker, read, draw and knit. I am also interested in business and startups.