Alumni profiles

Our graduates go on to enjoy challenging and interesting careers across a wide range of sectors and industries or academic institutions. Explore their profiles below to find out more.

Photograph of EEE alumni Aayush on graduation day

Graduate Electrical Engineer Aayush talks to us about his Sheffield experience, and the future

Aayush Kumar BEng and MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Aayush is from Patna, Bihar (India) and studied the BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Sheffield, followed by an MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a specialisation in semiconductors. He's now working at Cundall as a Graduate Electrical Engineer.

Photograph of Dr. Matthew Hobbs

Dr. Matthew Hobbs: from undergraduate student to lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Dr. Matthew Hobbs MEng Electronic Engineering (2009), PhD Electronic Engineering (2014)

This alumni profile focuses on Dr. Matthew Hobbs, who studied his MEng and PhD degrees within the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Sheffield. Here, we catch up with Matthew after the publication of his paper entitled “High-Speed Infrared Radiation Thermometer for the Investigation of Early Stage Explosive Development and Fireball Expansion”, on which he was lead author.

Photograph of alumni Thomas Searle longboarding in the peaks when he was a student at the University of Sheffield

The course content is really varied - you learn a lot of really interesting things and there’s a lot of avenues that you can go down

Thomas Searle MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a Year in Industry

Thomas Searle – MEng Electronic Engineering with a Year in Industry (class of 2022) – now works as a Systems Engineer at Sagentia Innovation, where he provides product development services focused on science and technology initiatives.

Headshot of EEE Alumna Mekhola

My advice to students considering EEE is to DO IT!

Mekhola Electrical and Electronics Engineering with a Year in Industry (MEng)

Mekhola chose to study EEE after an internship sparked her interest in all things electronic and electrical which has led to her position as a Graduate engineer at ARM. While at University she enjoyed a year's placement at Rolls Royce and was awarded the Frank Benson prize for her involvement in promoting STEM in outreach activities.

Shot of Bhavini at work in a hard hat and hi vis jacket.

I feel I have achieved my goals in life

Bhavini BEng Electronics and Communications Engineering

Despite finding her Electronics and Communications degree challenging, Bhavini followed her passion for the Telecoms industry and recently landed her dream job at Network Rail. Read more about her experiences here.

Photograph of Jianeng Alumnus of EEE

A BEng in Sheffield has led to a DPhil in Oxford

Jianeng BEng Electronic Engineering

The world class experience Jianeng enjoyed at the University of Sheffield has enabled him to pursue his career at the University of Oxford. Jianeng joined us as an international student from China, and completed a BEng in Electronic Engineering.

Profile photograph of EEE Alumnus Shijia Fan

The support of staff and exposure to industry helped me to plan my career path

Shijia Electronic and Communications Engineering BEng

Shijia gained a first class BEng in Electronic and Communications Engineering and chose to continue his studies at University College London studying an MSc in Finance. The exposure to industry during his time at Sheffield combined with the support from his tutors helped him to decide to pursue a career in the technology, media and telecom industry.

Profile shot of Hamish  - graduate of EEE

My time at university taught me to fail the right way

Hamish MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Hamish who graduated in 2020 shares his experiences of studying at EEE and the advice he wishes he had been given when he was starting at university.

Photograph of Abhishek standing by a door.

My year in industry helped me to grow professionally and personally

Abhishek MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a Year In Industry

A graduate of the class of 2020, Abhishek shares his experiences of studying in a new country and how his year in industry helped to prepare him for life after university.

Headshot of Alumna Ben Griffiths

Combining practical projects with academic theory led to success for Ben!

Ben MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

By applying theoretical knowledge from his Electrical and Electronic degree to design and build an underwater robot, Ben helped student-led engineering project Team Avalon to compete in a global arena.

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