I am a Senior Engineer working for Romax Technology Inc., in their new Wind Engineering Centre based in Boulder, Colorado. Romax Technology is an engineering consultancy specializing in rotating machinery in the automotive, off-highway, industrial and wind turbine industries. When I first joined Romax Technology I was based in Nottingham and worked in software development, writing design and simulation tools, mainly focused on the automotive industry.
I then moved into the consultancy team, using the tools I had helped develop to support our new wind turbine customers. I was head of a group working on dynamic analysis of wind turbine drive trains, using analysis tools to minimize vibration and ensure optimal durability for components. This led to my move to Boulder, Colorado.
I now have a wide variety of responsibilities on top of wind turbine design and analysis, including project management, writing technical articles and conference presentations, attending networking events and preparing proposals and budgets. The skiing is great too!
I have both an MEng and a PhD in Engineering Mathematics. I particularly enjoyed the Engineering Mathematics course as it gave the opportunity to study many areas of engineering and particularly suited my interest in simulation and computing. I use many of the subjects I studied during my undergraduate course day-to-day, particularly the courses in mechanical statics and dynamics, optimization, numerical analysis and control theory.