I studied Physics at Leeds between 2012-16 having enjoyed the subject at school. I was unsure what I wanted to do after graduating but had decided to stay in Leeds. After talking to some of my friends working on PhDs within Mechanical Engineering, they mentioned the Integrated Tribology CDT – previous to which I had never heard the term Tribology before! After looking into the subject area and the CDT I realised what an exciting & wide ranging field of research Tribology was, as well as how multi-disciplinary the group at Leeds is.
A multi-disciplinary group is very important to me as my key topic of interest is soft matter, somewhat of a niche in the main field of tribology.