I finished my undergraduate degree in civil engineering at Bristol University in 2014, before working in Software/RnD for Autodesk while doing an Open University maths masters on the side. I was also lucky enough to sell a software invention which gave me the financial security to return to academic study. Looking for a new challenge, I came to Cambridge in 2016 where I completed a masters in ultra-precision engineering and PhD with Prof. Tim Wilkinson on optical systems for 3D printing. I am currently a research fellow at Emmanuel College and am also co-founder of two Cambridge startups: Exobotics, a company developing hardware for space applications; and ProSpectral, a company developing multispectral imaging solutions for recycling, agricultural and geological applications. I also maintain a traditional software consultancy business.