From a very young age I had a strong interest in science and engineering. After studying A-level Maths, Physics and Chemistry at secondary school in Belgium I went to the University of Bath to do a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Enjoying the academic lifestyle, I subsequently undertook a PhD course in the same department, investigating noise and vibration in vehicle hydraulic systems. After completing my PhD I worked at the University for a further 6 months in a Post Doc position, carrying out research into aircraft fuel systems for Airbus. My first professional position outside academia was with an engineering consultancy in the UK called Avenca where I carried out research and development work into vehicle and machinery monitoring systems and data analysis. I was also responsible for the testing and documentation of data analysis software developed by the company.
In 2017 I moved to Shanghai and worked for a year as a foreign tutor (Maths and Science subjects) helping Chinese high school students who were planning to apply to Schools and Colleges in the UK.
Having helped many Chinese students with their applications to UK schools, universities and job/placements I understand the importance of a well written application. During my academic career at the University of Bath I wrote or co-wrote many technical research papers and internal reports in addition to my PhD thesis. I also provided assistance for overseas friends and colleagues by proof reading their work to eliminate grammatical and spelling mistakes, in addition to suggesting changes to improve style and clarity. I have also worked with professional translators, by helping them with proof reading final drafts and suggesting improvements.
My background is engineering research and I have over 15 years experience in academia and industry. During this time I have written numerous technical reports, papers and training manuals and I believe I have excellent attention to detail and the ability to present complex technical concepts in a clear and concise manner. During my career as Senior Research Engineer I ran a number of overseas training courses for users of our in house analysis software. More recently, I have been tutoring Chinese students in maths and science subjects to help prepare them for applications to UK schools and colleges.
Intermediate French, Basic Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.