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     Date Submitted:08-11-2015
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     Current job:Research Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsThermal, electronics packaging, thermoelectrics, CFD, FEA,
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    Profile

    Research and technology focussed, with a history of problem solving and a strong analytical background. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and a PhD, focussing on materials modelling and FE analysis. My prior experience as a technical analyst for an investment company gives me a strong understanding of the commercial drivers behind the application of technology, as well as experience of presenting complex topics to both academic and non-technical audiences.

    My most recent role has been optimising the thermal management of electronics packaging for high temperature environments. This has required analytical, numerical and experimental approaches in order to optimise existing designs and develop novel solutions to engineering problems. Working alongside the mechanical and electronic design teams, I have achieved a 30% improvement in the performance of the cooling system, with no cost increase, and developed a novel packaging solution that offers around a 80% cost reduction with minimal impact on performance.

     

    Employment History

    May 2014 – Present. KTP Research Engineer, Avalon Sciences/UWE

    Key responsibilities

    ·         Working full time as a member of the R+D team at Avalon Sciences Ltd, whilst liaising with the university where necessary, to fulfil the requirements of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).

    ·         Developing an analytical and numerical (CFD) model of the tool system, including modelling the performance of the thermoelectric cooling system at high temperature.

    ·         Using data from experimental testing and numerical modelling to develop solutions to improve the performance of the tools at high temperature. Validating modelling and design improvements through extensive laboratory testing.

    ·         Researching alternative materials and techniques and exploring the feasibility of applying these do downhole tools, for example, using novel materials originally developed for astronautics applications to achieve performance gains in the tool system.

    ·         Planning and managing the project to ensure key milestones are achieved on schedule. Prioritising to ensure the needs of both the university and the company are met. Reporting progress and findings to senior management and representatives from the university and Innovate UK, the funding body behind the project.

     

    September 2013 – May 2014. Engineer. Norris Renewables.

    Key responsibilities

    ·         Development of a working scaled prototype novel concentrated solar power device, including mechanical design, thermodynamic and structural calculations.

    ·         3D modelling of solar systems, including FE of structures, ray tracing for solar field design, and solar irradiation modelling.

    ·         Producing engineering drawings for prototype parts. Liaising with suppliers and manufacturers in order to ensure parts manufactured on time and to budget.

    ·         Providing the MD with progress reports, keeping records of expenditure and general administrative duties.

     

    September 2011 – September 2013. Technical Officer, Horatio Investments.

    Key responsibilities

    ·         My primary role was conducting scientific and technical due diligence for prospective investment opportunities. Applications were from industries as diverse as renewable energy, health care products, and juice drinks thus it was necessary to be able to quickly gather and assimilate data and form conclusions. I was the sole 'technical' member of the team.

    ·         Understanding the product or service offered by the company, evaluating how this fitted into the market, reviewing any patents or IP where appropriate and appraising the validity of the approach.

    ·         Supervised other members of the Due Diligence team in order to ensure applications were processed in a thorough but timely manner. Reported the findings of the team directly to the Managing Director in a mix of written reports and presentations.

    Education

    2008 - 2012 University of Exeter - PhD Engineering. Awarded Jan 2013.

    ·       Crystal inspired negative Poisson's ratio structures.

     

    2004 - 2008 University of Exeter -MEng Mechanical Engineering (2:1)

    ·       MEng project: Experimental, computational and analytical characterisation of cellular   solids (71%).

    ·       Bachelors project:Finite element analysis of chiral honeycombs (77%).

     

    2002 - 2004 Brighton Hove and Sussex VI College

    ·         A level: Maths, Physics, Chemistry.

     

    1997 - 2002 Shoreham College

    ·         GCSE: 8 A*, 2 A including English and Maths.

     

    Skills

    ·         FEA using Abaqus, including experience of the Python scripting interface for Abaqus. Some experience of Ansys FEA, and Autodesk Inventor FE functionality.

    ·         Experience of technical writing, including peer reviewed journal articles and internal technical reports. Presenting findings to management and external funding partners.

    ·         Knowledge of the mechanical design process, including solid mechanics, FMEA, materials selection and elements of manufacturing and management.

    ·         2D and 3D CAD skills; familiar with Autodesk Inventor and Solidworks 2014.

    ·         Conjugate heat transfer analysis using StarCCM+ CFD package. Basic Knowledge of Ansys Fluent.

    ·         Generally computer literate, competent user of Windows, OSX and Linux. Familiar with Latex and MS Office, especially Excel and Word. Experience of MS Project.

    ·         Basic knowledge of shell scripting, Matlab, Maxima, GULP, VASP, Python.

    Publications and conferences

    Hughes TP, Marmier A, Evans KE,Auxetic frameworks inspired by cubic crystals, International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 47, 2010, 1469 – 1476.

     

    UK Heat Transfer 2015,Edinburgh, UK.

    T.P. Hughes, R. Weerasinghe– CFD Modelling of Thermal Management in Downhole Tools.

     

    HYMA 2011,Strasbourg, France.

    A.S.H. Marmier, T.P. Hughes, K.E. Evans - Crystal-Inspired Truss Frameworks with Negative Elastic Properties: Atomistic Modeling and Finite Element Analysis.

    M.Siddorn, T.P.Hughes, A.S.H. Marmier -Negative Elastic and Thermo-Elastic Properties in Porous Crystals: Automatic Discovery and Atomistic Modeling.

     

    Auxetics 2009, Bolton, UK.

    T. P. Hughes. A. S. H. Marmier - Negative Poisson's ratio beam networks.

    Professional Affiliations

    Associate member: Institute of Mechanical Engineers –I am working towards becoming chartered through the institute.

     

    External Training

    • Tinius Olsen UTM/Horizon training. Feb 2015.
    • CD Adapco, Star CCM+ Effective Heat Transfer Modelling, Jan 2015.
    • CD Adapco, Introduction to Star CCM+. August 2014.
    • Numerical Algorithms Group: Fortran 95 course Sept. 2009.
    • LMS-OXMOS: New frontiers in mathematics of solids. July 2009.

     

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