university: University of Glasgow
Course: MEng Electronics & Electrical Engineering
What appeals to you about Electronics?
Electronics is undoubtably at the forefront of all modern engineering advancements. As electronic engineers, we have the rare opportunity to get ourselves involved in a wide variety of upcoming projects, therefore our jobs will always be interesting and present new challenges. The freedom to express creativity in every design appeals massively to me and, most importantly, electronics is a way for me to use the skills I have developed to contribute a positive impact to peoples’ lives.
Why did you want a scholarship with STMicroelectronics?
Semiconductor technology has been a passion of mine since visiting the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, so it was a straightforward decision to accept a scholarship with STMicroelectronics, one of Europe’s leading semiconductor manufacturers. ST’s imaging division controls all areas of its product design and manufacturing chain, allowing me to gain knowledge about every aspect of industrial semiconductor design and fabrication.
What type of work have you been involved with during your placement?
During my placement at ST as part of my master’s year, I have been designing a power logging system to record the power generated by photovoltaic cells within a ‘no power sensor’. Throughout this project I have encountered challenges every day and learned how these engineering problems are solved in industry – both independently and by asking the right colleague. The placement has given me experience not only in technical aspects, but in communicating effectively with other engineers, a skill that should prove invaluable in my career.
What are your hobbies and interests?
I love everything to do with football – playing, watching my team Rangers, and even refereeing junior matches. Also enjoy listening to electronic music whenever I can and going to see up and coming DJs. Travelling is another passion of mine – I try to integrate my passions by watching the local football team and attending a DJ set whenever I travel.