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January 1996 - September 2000

COMPOSITE ENGINEER


DEFENCE EVALUATION & RESEARCH AGENCY (DERA), STRUCTURAL MATERIALS CENTRE (MOD AGENCY)

Working mainly with a hands-on approach my main duties were to filament wind components to specifications given by customers.

  • Projects that mostly comprised of conventional weapons

  • Commercial work for the oil industry and novel submersibles for deep-sea exploration

  • Developed a technique for winding toroidal spheroids

  • Trained in burst testing, compression and tensile testing, strain gauging and use of high-resolution image analysis equipment for crack detection

  • Extensive trials experience