Date of Birth: 23/01/88
Education: September 2006 –May 2011 The University of Edinburgh: Mechanical Engineering with Renewables, MEng
Classification of Degree: 2:1
Dollar Academy September 2000 – 2005: Clackmannanshire, Scotland 3 A, 2 B at Scottish Higher Exams 6 A, 1 B at Scottish Intermediate 2 Exams
Work Experience: January-July 2010 Industrial Placement: Meng European Placement 4 in Duisburg, Germany.
The placement was within the the European initiative, ERASMUS. It was conducted at the University of Duisburg-Essen and at the research headquarters of Krohne Gmbh in Duisburg. Krohne is a world leader in flow meter devices, has branches on every continent and a turnover of 273 million euros (2007). Amongst a large portfolio of devices is the vortex flow meter. My supervisors were Professor Ernst von Lavante from the University of Duisburg-Essen and Mr Sylvain Toullion from Krohne GmbH. The objective of the project was to quantify the effect of pipe bends on the measurement accuracy of the Optiswirl vortex meter. Standard bend disturbances were to be investigated according to the definitions in Technische Richtlinien der PTB (1989) and of Legal Meterology (1989). I was tasked with producing table of correction values for calibration of the flow meter at various distances downstream. This was to be achieved through computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations, verified by experiment.
Part-time 2006-2010: Until cancelled because of lack of Government funding, I was a cadet in the Officer Training Corps. It is a part of the British Army that offers cadets the opportunity to learn about the army and potentially become a commissioned officer. It has given me the opportunity to develop my leadership skills and confidence, with numerous teambuilding exercises.
Summer and Easter Holidays 2007 and 2008: I worked as a summer assistant in a shooting lodge in Perthshire. The job entailed catering for friends of Lord and Lady Whittaker. This involved cleaning, food preparation and presentation, as well as outdoor activities such as driving jeeps, using ride-on mowers and tractors. The work demanded good communication skills, attention to detail and an ability to live in an isolated environment.
Key Skills: At university I developed a critical and innovative approach using fundamental design principals to solve engineering problems. This ability stood me in good stead in my career as engineer, to be able to justify my views with sound argument.
Software: I am proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel Applications. I am also familiar with specialist software such as Creo, Solid Edge and MATLAB.
Languages: I am fluent in German.
Other: I have a full, clean driving licence.
Interests: I am an experienced sailor and windsurfer. I was an active member of the Dollar Academy Chess Club, participating with my school in the National Schools Competition for Chess. I am currently team captain for Oberkochen 3 chess team.
References: Available upon request.