During High School I didn’t think I could become an engineer, but fortunately in the very last year I was taught by a very enthusiastic physics teacher and suddenly my marks just went up. After that I thought that maybe I could do engineering and I chose electronic and electrical engineering.
My area of research is to design an electronic sensors that are used to detect very, very weak light, some of the examples are for very secure data encryption, green-house gas monitoring and thermal imaging. Green house gas monitoring is very important but it is actually really difficult, we need very sensitive light sensors to help us to do that because the measurements are very much light based.
The best thing about being an engineer is that I get to solve problems, there are people who just accept problems and live with that, tolerate that. I want to solve things, I want to make things better.
Dr Jo Shien Ng
My day to day work might involve speaking to different people, speaking to the students and staff while working on a project to make sure we coordinate the activities to minimise inefficiencies and share knowledge and tips.
In the very last year of High School I was taught by a very enthusiastic physics teacher and suddenly my marks just went up. After that I thought that maybe I could do engineering.
Teaching Technician, Materials Science and Engineering
PhD student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield
Recruitment, Admissions and Careers Manager, Faculty of Engineering
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