Cohort 2 : Oct 2010-Oct 2014

''David Anderson graduated from The University of Sheffield in 2010 with a 1st class MCHEM degree Chemistry with Study in Industry. As part of his degree he undertook a year’s placement at the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. Here he worked as an analytical chemist testing the Symbicort™ asthma inhaler and gained exposure to CFD within his individual research project. His initial interest in sustainable energy research stems from A-levels in geography and geology, whilst his degree provided further scientific understanding and the realisation of its increasing importance. Outside of academia he is a keen sportsman and has played both cricket and badminton at a competitive level.

Papers

''Stuart Archer graduated from Heriot-Watt University with a 1st class MChem in Chemistry with Forensic Analysis. After working for a pharmaceutical company as an analytical chemist for 3 years, he joined the E-Futures DTC. As a newcomer to the energy sector, he hopes to apply his industrial experience to more beneficial areas of research. In his spare time, Stuart enjoys playing music, cooking, and archery.

Papers

''Tim Balhatchet graduated in Civil Engineering (MEng) from the University of Sheffield in 2009 with a broad range of interests, particularly sustainable drainage (SUDS) and issues of social inequality and climate change. Through volunteering in and around Sheffield, Tim has worked in different areas of social deprivation and in developing community health. Tim is keen to bring together his technological and social interests on the E-Futures course as he feels it will be a great opportunity to holistically engage with the many crises facing our generation.

Papers

''Jonathan Benton graduated from University of Manchester with a MChem w/ Industrial Experience.  He spent a year working within the lubricants division of Infineum Ltd. focusing on anti-wear additives for crankcase applications.  Prior to this he has been involved in environmental programs while studying and also has a keen interest in photovoltaics.  In his spare time he is studying Japanese and spent a month there prior to commencing the DTC.

Papers

''Huw Birch graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2009 with a 1st class MMath degree.  He spent the subsequent year volunteering for a local community charity and working as a Business Strategy Analyst.  He is strongly concerned about the environmental, social and economical issues surrounding climate change, and wishes to explore a global view of how to approach these problems, but is currently undecided on a PhD topic.  He also hopes that the first year in E-Futures will assist with gaining an engineering perspective.  His hobbies include drawing, climbing, cycling and reading.

Papers

''Ed Bovill graduated from Durham University in 2009 with a Masters in Physics, MPhs. From his second year he specialised in Condensed Matter Physics, and his Masters project focused on the electrical properties of Quantum Tunneling Composite, QTC. A passion for Eco-friendly technologies and policy spurred him to further his education in this area with the E-Futures DTC. Interests outside academia include Ultimate Frisbee, Climbing, Hiking and Reading.

Papers

''Asiel Corpus graduated from the Instituto Tecnológico de Mexicali in 2008, obtaining a degree as Electronic Engineer. He spent one year working for Samsung analizing data about quality of LCD and PDP products and then seven months as a maintenance engineer in Skyworks, a semiconductors company. He has become interested on renewable energy (PV mainly) due to the geographical factors of his former city. General interests include movies and power metal music.

Papers

''James Craven graduated from The University of Sheffield in 2010 after studying towards a Masters in Chemical Engineering (MEng). During the course he developed an extensive energy portfolio containing various energy-based modules which culminated with his Masters Research Project titled – The Design Optimisation of a 38 MW Straw-burning Power Plant in Cambridgeshire using FLUENT Code. His academic interests lie in the implementation of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) into novel energy producing processes and how this can in turn enhance the operation of such processes.

Papers

''Chris Davenport graduated in 2010 with an MEng in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sheffield after studying there for 4 years. He wishes to use his first year in E-Futures to explore the civil, psychological and chemical aspects of renewable energy, before continuing with an Electrical Engineering related subject for his PhD. General interests include music, football, photography and cooking.

Papers

''Jonathan Davidson graduated in 2010 with an MEng in Electronic Engineering at Sheffield. During the summer vacations, he worked as a Government technologist in software engineering but his main interests are in power and digital electronics. He aspires to be practical and pragmatic and prefers to learn for himself rather than get others to do things for him. He is sociable, curious and loves discussing the world's problems.

Papers

''Milan Delor graduated from Leeds University with a 1st class Mphys in Physics and Astrophysics. Outside of his degree, he undertook a research placement in Ikaria, Greece, where he was working on a project to implement renewable energy technologies on commercial ferries. He has also been involved in campaigning and lobbying groups such as People&Planet and Transition Universities which aim to promote sustainable living. He believes that the E-Futures DTC will provide the perfect environment for the development and concretisation of his interests and hopes of a sustainable future. General interests include scuba-diving, playing cello and guitar.

Papers

''Scott Dufferwiel graduated in 2010 with a 1st class MPhys in Physics & Astrophysics from the University of Sheffield. He completed his masters project working on RC-OLEDs and is currently considering continuing his interest in organic semiconductors through pursuing a PhD in the area of thin film organic photovoltaics. Outside of academia, his general interests include playing guitar and football as well as reading.

Papers

''Seyed Ebrahimi graduated in Information Communication Technology from The University Technology Petronas in 2009 and completed his masters in Management (International Business) at The University of Sheffield in 2010. He has wide knowledge of finance in the oil & gas sector, having worked in Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd and FEE Bank PLC both in Malaysia. He was in the hook up, commission and decommissioning department and designed the staff training database of Petronas. In FEE Bank he was a swift officer in dealing with all the income and outcome messages to the bank and also maintaining the bank’s swift network. Seyed is keen to work in any energy industry and is very interested in the topic of logistics and supply chain management and believes E-Futures can widen his technical side of knowledge.

Papers

''Erardo Elizondo graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon obtaining a BSc in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. He then worked for PEMEX where he was in charge of the regional buildings maintenance programs, then for the National Electric Company as a Substation Design Engineer and Construction Supervisor before moving to Eaton Truck Components as a National Training Coordinator giving weekly service courses about heavy duty transmissions, axles and clutch to various trucking and transportation companies. He looks at E-Futures as an excellent program to gain knowledge on all types of energy issues, to use more efficiently our resources and to develop technology for renewable energy. He is interested in oil and gas research and also wind power. He likes football, tennis and new languages.

Papers

''Xongxi Fang completed a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Tianjin University,  China, in July 2006, before completing a postgraduate degree in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Zhejiang University, China. He participated in two research projects on permanent magnet (PM) motor design then worked as an electrical engineer in the FEA department of TECO Westinghouse Company, where he was involved in the analysis of a 2MW wind PM Wind Power synchronous generator. He wishes to further his knwledge of wind power via his PhD.

Papers

''Cora Fung graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2010 with a MEng in Aerospace Engineering, when she investigated morphing-wing design for MAVs in her final year project. Apart from aircraft, she is also keen on learning more about marine energy and decided to join the E-Futures in the same year. She is interested in using CFD to improve turbines efficiency and performance.

Papers

''Adam Samuel graduated from the University of Bristol with an MEng in Mechanical Engineering with Study Abroad. During his studies he spent a year at McGill University in Montreal where he developed an interest in research. Adam is interested in thermofluids and power generation from renewable sources. He plays guitar, piano and harmonica in his spare time.

Papers

''Dawn Scott completed an undergraduate Masters degree in Physics with Study in Europe at the University of Manchester. She spent the third year of her degree studying physics at the Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France. At the moment she hopes to focus her PhD on renewable energy technologies, particularly wind or tidal power. This could all change after trying out a few mini-projects though! Her general interests include playing the clarinet, Latin and ballroom dancing, walking and board games.

Papers

''Andrew Timmis graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2010 with a 1st class MEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering.  Whilst at university he undertook a summer internship in construction management with a leading civil engineering contractor. He also actively worked with the University of Sheffield outreach programme, Science and Engineering Champions, and the national STEMNET programme in promoting science and engineering to school children.  Academically he has an interest and experience in low carbon and sustainable 'whole life' building design.

Papers

''Emamode Ubogu has a BEng in Mechanical/Production Engineering and an MSc in Energy Futures (Oil & Gas) from the University of Aberdeen. In addition, he has managed construction and installation projects, after graduation. Keen on clean and sustainable energy resources, he sees the E-Futures programme as a strong platform to broaden and acquire new ideas and expects to focus his PhD research on gas (bio/fossil) or wind power. His hobbies include football and tennis.

Papers

''Stuart Walker graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2007 with a MEng degree in mechanical Engineering. Since then he has worked in consultant AECOM's Advanced Design Group on energy and building design projects around the world. He also enjoys a hands-on approach to renewable energy and the challenge of implementing energy efficiency at minmum cost, and competes in Fell and Ultramarathon running, having recently joined Sheffield's Team Accelerate.

Papers Personal Blog

''Thomas Young graduated in 2010 from the University of Sheffield with a MBiolSci in Ecology. After studying in depth the causes and consequences of anthropogenic climate change throughout his degree, Tom wanted to pick a post graduate course in which he could address some of these issues, which E-Futures has allowed. Tom is interested in the ecological impacts of renewable energy generation as well as the potential use of bio-mass for large scale district heating systems.

Papers

 

Publications uSpace Apply

University of Sheffield
Dept. of Engineering Materials
Sir Robert Hadfield Building
Mappin St.
Sheffield S1 3TD

tel +44 (0)114 2225506
fax +44 (0)114 2226015

The University of Sheffield

designed by greymatter
web design sheffield

© University of Sheffield 2017.