Cohort 7 2018-23
The ability to become an expert in the field of machining while having a high level of autonomy and a healthy balance between industry and academia is what attracted me towards the EngD.
I am doing an EngD in machining science as I am passionate about Engineering. It gives me an opportunity to carry out original research and contribute to the field whilst also gaining industry experience.
The nature of the Eng.D. allows me to become an expert in the field of automotive materials whilst gaining the personal skills that will allow me to be an effective research engineer in the future.
After completing my Master's degree I felt like I knew very little over a lot of different disciplines, so in order to become an expert in my desired field, I felt there was no other option than a PhD qualification.
I see the machining science IDC as a way to undertake a PhD with all the benefits of independent study while retaining the advantages of working within a cohort of peers.
I feel that the programme provides the smooth transition towards industry standard work by bringing impact to the machining industry.
I am doing an Eng.D. to further develop my skills in the field of machining science and to pursue a topic that I personally find interesting.
I'm doing an EngD to have the chance to work on projects relating to state of the art machining technology to gain expertise in this subject as well as to make a research contribution.
Having worked in the manufacturing research area for over 3 years, this EngD is the perfect opportunity to further develop my qualifications and also impact industry with academic knowledge in order to optimize current processes.
Coming from a Chemical Engineering background, the idea of joining a machining institute seemed quite daunting at first, but the structure of the IDC has enabled me to integrate into the Mechanical Engineering department with ease.
I decided to do a PhD because I wanted to further my understanding of engineering, gain new skills and because I really enjoy manufacturing engineering research. The PhD should give me even better opportunities when I return to industry.
I think my primary reason for doing an EngD was because I wanted to develop myself. I came across the EngD at the IDC and really liked the look of what it had to offer.
Gloria Adenike Taiwo
In carrying out this EngD, I am exposed to a wealth of knowledge from my academic, industrial and AMRC supervisors.
I wanted to work in research, particularly involving robotics, as I think it will proliferate as an industry over the next few decades. Gaining a Ph.D. in industrial robotics for advanced machining seemed to be a wise choice for my future.