Before joining Cranfield I was a mechanical engineer at GE Aviation in Mexico working on new aero and industrial gas turbine engines. During my BSc several of my lecturers worked in the aerospace industry. Given this fact I became aware of the challenging nature of being an engineer in such a field. This sparked my interest to study and work in this field to be at the vanguard of engineering. Cranfield has a rich history in the field, being highly recognized in the industry. This is the main reason I chose to study Thermal Power at Cranfield.
My time at Cranfield helped me develop a systems-level understanding of an aero-engine and how it integrates to an aircraft. This particularly has had a positive impact in my career since now I work with aircraft systems, and a sound understanding of the function of each system and their interdependability is paramount for providing a successful product.
I was truly inspired by the level of expertise amassed by all my lecturers. Each and every one of them demonstrated deep domain knowledge and provided interesting views of where the aerospace industry is moving to. Similarly I enjoyed working with one of the most important gas turbine manufacturers on my research part of the course, having full access to the data I needed and support from Cranfield’s researchers.
Currently I am a lead mechanical engineer working on an electrical load management system for a new long-haul twin-engine aircraft to be launched in 2019. My main responsibilities are designing the casings for electronic units, designing cabinets for high power transmission hardware, analysing their thermal performance and supporting parts manufacture from prototype to production phases.
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