Category Archives: 2019

Energy Zone Report – March 2019

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The Energy Zone was a themed zone supported by the Science & Technology Facilities Council. There were six engineers in the zone:

  • Oliver Moore, who is on a graduate scheme at UKAEA//Culham Fusion Centre, in Oxfordshire.
  • Lesley Colquhoun, who provides equipment to manufacturers who lay subsea power/telecommunications cables at MAATS Tech Ltd who’ve worked with STFC.
  • Leah Morgan, the winner of the zone, who maintains the equipment used to power fusion reactors at UKAEA/Culham Fusion Centre.
  • Hannah Griffin, who builds software and computer systems for scientists at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
  • Graeme Burt, who is funded by STFC and works on particle accelerators as well as teaching at Lancaster University.
  • Aleks Sokol, a Distribution Planning Technician for UK Power Networks, who work with STFC.
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Space Zone Report – March 2019

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The Space Zone was a themed zone supported by the UK Space Agency. There were six engineers:

  • Vinita Marwaha Madil, who plans operations at the European Space Agency (ESA) for future human spaceflight projects.
  • Rachel Hudson helps to build and test instruments for two ESA missions to Jupiter and the Sun.
  • Pam Anderson, an ambassador for the ESA, helps people understand how they might use space technology for the benefit of life on Earth.
  • Christopher Youens, a Spacecraft Operations Engineer takes care of four satellites that perform Earth Observation.
  • Brian Weaver, the winner of the zone, uses satellites that fly 20,000 km around the Earth to guide driverless tractors in farms, or ships in the ocean, all around the world.
  • Andrew Ratcliffe is the Head of Launch Systems at the UK Space Agency and leads the team investigating how to launch vehicles into space safely.
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Milligram Zone Report – March 2019

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The Milligram Zone was a general engineering zone supported by the Science & Technology Facilities Council. There were six engineers taking part:

  • The winner of the zone, Shruti Turner, a PhD student who researches the development of artificial legs for people who have lost theirs.
  • Mark Bentley, who designs and makes bespoke and custom made “things” for scientific research and teaching practicals.
  • Faranak Bahrami, who designs better ways to perforate thermoplastics without reducing their load-bearing capabilities at TWI Ltd who partner with STFC.
  • Douglas Wragg, who is a road transport consultant engineer.
  • Charlene Chung, a hydraulic modeller who works on designing sewers and drainage system at Aktins Global, who partner with STFC.
  • Alistair McConnell, who designs and builds robotic sensor nodes for monitoring offshore structures.
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