Last year I graduated from the University of Leeds after completing my integrated Masters in Chemical Engineering. During my studies I took a year out to complete an industrial placement year at the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), based at the Sellafield site in Cumbria. Whilst at NNL I had a great opportunity to use my chemical engineering knowledge and learn new skills, whilst working for the Process Modelling & Simulation team. My daily role was to continue updating the different plant flowsheets onto a new software. At the same time I was expected to help with various projects concerning problems experienced on site, which could not be physically investigated; due to the nature of the industry.
Upon returning to Leeds to complete my Masters, I opted for a nuclear project to research. This involved investigating the operation of a pulse column and understanding how the mass transfer occurs within. I then coupled this with modelling skills I developed on placement, to create a working model for my project. At the same time one of my modules studied the importance of Process Intensification in industry and this is how I came interested in joining the CP3 CDT.
Outside of my studies I am a keen skier and enjoy indoor rock-climbing. I am also an avid gym goer.