If you’re engineering parts for planes, trains or nuclear plants, how do you measure how well they’re working? How do you know if they’re feeling the strain in certain areas or might break? And how can you do this with objects made of metal, when it might not be obvious to the human eye?
Jasmine Mucenieks takes new chemical formulations for hair care products fresh from the lab and works out the best way to produce these on a large scale. This is to make new products ready for the mass-market, so you can buy them from a shop near you!
Whether she’s chasing radio pirates or helping aeroplanes to land safely, no two days are the same for Sara Salim. Sara works as a Radio Spectrum Engineer for Ofcom, making sure we get crisp and clear radio, television and mobile phone signals. Tomorrow’s Engineers spoke to Sara about the buzz of engineering and the glamour of her job behind the scenes.
As an automation engineer, Ben Phillips gets to go behind the factory gates of West End musical production Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We found out what working on a world-class theatre production involves.
After finishing school, Josh Brough decided he wanted to earn and learn at the same time. He took an apprenticeship with Siemens and now works on the electronic and electrical devices that help drive rollercoasters!
40% of UK carbon emissions come from the built environment, and building services engineers like Sally are helping make buildings more sustainable, as well as more comfortable places to live, learn or work, looking at heating, humidity, CO² levels and more.
Dr David James is a sports engineer and course leader for the Sports Engineering MSc at Sheffield Hallam University. Read about how he helps big sports companies, sports governing bodies and professional teams in their quest for cutting-edge sports equipment.