Car Mechanic, Research Engineer in UCD on Large EU Research Projects (Algae Fuel, Wood Fuel, Solar Panels, Vehicle Integration)
Research Engineer (Energy Technologies & 3D Printing)
University College Dublin
Engineer researching advanced energy technologies (Solar panels, Biomass fuels, Algae/Seaweed Fuels) and 3D Printing technologies.
My Typical Day
I dont have a typical day, most days are different, one day i could be complining a policy document for the EU parliment, the next conducting fuel extraction experiments in Lab, then next in another country attending EU project managment meetings.I love that every day is different.
What I'd do with the money
I would use the money to buy materials to hold more 3D printing workshops/Displays in schools, Opendays and at public events like DublinMaker, Science Hackday & community science events.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Passonate, Friendly & a Tech-Nerd.
What's the best thing you've done as an engineer?
Getting to travel to lots of different places (UK, France, Germany, Belgium,Netherlands + many more)
What or who inspired you to become an engineer?
My Dad did, who worked as a car mechanic, so i spent years helping him fix cars.
What did you want to be after you left school?
I always wanted to be an engineer of some sort, I just didnt know what type of engineer.
Were you ever in trouble at school?
The odd time, but not often.
If you weren't an engineer, what would you be?
Probably a car mechanic.
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Most rock bands from the 60’s & 70’s (Rolling Stones, Led Zeplin etc.)
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Driving anything out of the ordinary (Yacht, Airplane, Quad Bikes etc.)
Tell us a joke.
I went to the doctors the other day and I said, ‘Have you got anything for wind?’ So he gave me a kite.