I began my undergraduate studies in 2011 and graduated this year with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics with Astrophysics. Throughout my degree I studied fundamentals such as mechanics, electromagnetics, relativity and quantum mechanics as well as astrophysics.
Additionally, I learnt the basics of computer programming, which has interested me to this day and I continue to develop my skills in it along with my knowledge of physics and engineering. I knew when I began my undergraduate studies that I wanted to go into research however I wasn’t sure what field I wanted to pursue.
When I learnt about tribology, I decided engineering was my chosen field; having grown up around the ship yards of Belfast and with most of my family working at Harland and Wolfe, I am continuing to pursue an interest I developed at a young age.