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James Macdonald

James  Macdonald

PhD Student

University of Cambridge


Biography:

James graduated from the University of Leeds in 2016 with a first-class MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering. He completed the MRes in Ultra-Precision Engineering in 2017 and is pursuing a PhD under the supervision of Dr Ronan Daly as part of the Fluids in Advanced Manufacturing research group at the Institute for Manufacturing.

His undergraduate program covered topics such as surface engineering, mechatronics and additive manufacturing. His current research interests involve:

•             Laser surface function modification of steel and glass sheet materials

•             Inkjet deposition technology and digital fabrication

•             The science of scale up and pathways to research impact

James has written technology articles for the Blu.Sci university science magazine. He is the current president of Cambridge University Nanotechnology Society and the Admiral of the Punts at Darwin College.

He is a student affiliate of The Institute of Mechanical Engineers and The Energy Institute. In his spare time, he enjoys composing music and outdoor sports.

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