Katy graduated with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Strathclyde University in 2005. During her undergraduate degree she did summer placements with Rolls-Royce and Procter and Gamble and spent a year studying Engineering in Italy. She is currently studying for an Engineering Doctorate (EngD), looking at inspection technologies for Rolls-Royce and supervised by Imperial College. High quality inspection is important in the aerospace industry because safety is so important. The same inspection technologies can be used in many different industries for numerous applications, including nuclear power plant, car components and wind turbine blades. An EngD is a type of PhD, where the research is based in industry and the student also does courses on technical and management subjects.
During her EngD, Katy did a three-month placement at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) in London sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. POST produces briefings for MPs and peers on a range of science and technology subjects. The briefings are available at http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_offices/post/pubs.cfm
Katy can answer questions about studying Engineering, studying abroad and postgraduate opportunities for Engineers and Scientists.