TAP Biosystems (September 2011 - Present) Working as a mechanical engineer, developing automation systems for life sciences applications (see also recent projects).
The MathWorks Ltd (November 2005 - August 2011) Working as an application engineer, initially in the area of Rapid Prototyping and Hardware-In-The-Loop, and now on Physical Modelling (see also overview of my role).
Nottingham University (November 2003 - January 2004) Research associate, working on tyre modelling for rolling resistance calculations under dynamic vertical load. Further details of research are available.
Ecole Centrale de Lyon industrial placement at SNR Bearings (June 1998 - August 1998) "Optimisation of data capitalization from product audit. Implementation of a computerised tool." Responsible for developing a spreadsheet system to draw statistics from product audits and improve the global quality of the factory.
Ecole Centrale de Lyon industrial training period at Salomon plc (July 1997) Worked on a ski production line and wrote a report on work organisation in the factory.
Ph.D. (Vehicle Dynamics and Control) - University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering, UK (1999-2003) Theoretical design and practical implementation on an experimental tanker/semi-trailer of a computer controlled hydraulic system designed to minimize the likelihood of roll-over accidents. The project included vehicle modelling, simulation & validation with experimental data, hydraulics commissioning, electronic circuit design, vehicle instrumentation, design, testing and implementation on a microprocessor of different control strategies. The work included collaboration with fellow research students and external collaborators. I had to account for my work through progress reports made every 6 months to the industrial sponsors of the Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium (CVDC). The first 16 months of my PhD counted towards my National Service working for the scientific service of the French Embassy in London, as a 'Researcher in a Foreign Country'. Authored several journal papers, conference papers, and the Ph.D. thesis, Active Roll Control of an Experimental Articulated Vehicle. Further details of research and coursework are available.
Certificate of PostGraduate Studies (CPGS) - University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering, UK (1998-1999) Third year at Ecole Centrale de Lyon spent at Cambridge University as an exchange student. Combined taught courses and a research project on Tyre Model for Truck Ride Simulations: in order to have a compact yet realistic tyre model for vehicle dynamics simulations, vertical and longitudinal calculations, as well as power consumption analysis, were undertaken, based on experimental parameters obtained from modal analysis. Modelling of the tyre consisted of a flexible ring model included in a quarter-car model. Coupling between tyre and suspension was investigated. Further details of research and coursework are available.
French Engineering Diploma - Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France (1996-1999) One of the oldest universities in France, considered as one of the most prestigious French Grandes Ecoles of engineering, continuously ranking as one of the Top 10 French Engineering research institutions for post Bachelor studies (see for example the top 100 Engineering Grandes Ecoles in 2011 according to L'Express). Admission is through a highly competitive nation-wide entrance examination, after two to three years of "classes préparatoires". The engineering degree (Ingénieur Centralien) is equivalent to a Master of Science, with a multidisciplinary curriculum including all maths and physics derived engineering specialities: mechanics, physics, materials, fluid mechanics, electrical engineering, computer science, etc... I spent my third year at Cambridge University as an exchange student. Further details of coursework are available (including industrial research projects undertaken).
Preparatory Classes - Lycée Berthollet, France (1993-1996) "Classes préparatoires", also known as "mathematics superior" and "mathematics special", with an intensive undergraduate cursus focussing almost exclusively on Maths and Physics and preparing for the competitive entrance examinations to the French Grandes Ecoles.
2005 IMechE Safety Award
Awarded for my paper on "Active Roll Control of an Experimental Articulated Vehicle". The Award is made for "the best paper published by the Institution in the previous year on the subject of the elimination of dangerous dust arising from mining and industrial tunnelling and the removal of rock from the surface or under-ground or any aspect thereof or any other aspect of eliminating danger to health in mechanical engineering and research into matters connected with any such subject". See the IMechE website for further details.
2005 IMechE Crompton-Lanchester medal
Awarded for my paper on "Active Roll Control of an Experimental Articulated Vehicle". This medal is "awarded by the Board of the Automobile Division for the best paper or for outstanding service considered to have special influence on the advancement of automobile engineering. This is the premier Automobile Division award". See the IMechE website for further details.
Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (CEng MIMechE).
HTML: I have my personal web page and have maintained a College web page for several months while at university. I currently maintain the application engineering web page of the UK office at The MathWorks.
Spanish: intermediate. I attended evening classes and am able to converse confidently with native speakers..
Sports: I practise various sports occasionally, including skiing/snowboarding, hiking and climbing. I also manage and coach the local junior football team. Finally, I have a strong interest in motor racing, especially Formula 1.
Travel: I am a keen traveller, both for leisure and professionally. I have travelled throughout Europe, to the United States of America and to Japan.
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