I’m an engineer with a passion for ‘clean/ green technology’. I spend my free life playing in the great outdoors, and my work life supporting engineering solutions to conserve that outdoors for future generations by fighting climate change.
I live in Brighton with my wife and 2 boys (2.4y/ 5m). I love anything to do with exploring the outdoors, and I’m happiest on the top of a mountain or dunking in the sea. I also have a passion for music, particularly Jazz and R&B and like to unwind playing songs with friends.
I work as an engineer for a company called Ceres. We make fuel cells and electrolysers, which are a renewable technology similar to batteries or solar panels, that we use to make green energy and green hydrogen respectively.
My Typical Day:
Breakfast -> dress and feed mischievous toddler -> mountain bike to nursery and then Brighton office -> spend day tackling engineering problems as part of our new product deployment project -> cycle home and play with toddler and/or baby, cook dinner, catch-up with partner -> toddler bed time -> tidy up house after toddler hurricane -> freedom! or sleep 😛
What I'd do with the prize money:
I’d buy some fuel cell demo kits – imagine a lego model that has a fuel cell inside! I’d use these to take to schools and show young people how fuel cells work, so they can become as excited as I am about them!
University of Sheffield
Secondary education: St. Georges School
Primary education: St. Nicholas School
Masters in Chemical Engineering (4 years)
4 a-levels (3A & 1B) in Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Geography
… after continuing education for 6 months – my first time round I got 2B & 1C
11 GCSEs w/ 4 A*s
Research assistant in a laboratory
Waiter (in 3 different restaurants and a café)
Saxophone teacher and wedding band player
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Technology in-harmony-with nature
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Very often... but not for anything serious
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Vulfpeck! Anything funky :)
What's your favourite food?
Indian food..... or a really good pizza :)
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Healthy family, good friends, satisfaction from work
Tell us a joke.
A Wind Turbine Saw A Solar Panel At A Party… He Leaned In And Shouted, “HEY! I’m A Big Fan!”