Materials Graduate one of four young 'Engineers of Promise' in Mexico

Maria Guadalupe Martinez EscobedoMaterials Science and Engineering alumna Maria Guadalupe Martinez Escobedo has been identified as one of the 'Four Young Engineering Promises in Mexico', by a leading business magazine in the country. Expansion, which often partners with media giant CNN, scoured the country and reviewed the work of more than 130 candidates from major engineering companies and leading universities.

Guadalupe, as she is know in her home country, works as a Design Engineer in the Variable Geometry and Actuating Systems at GE Mexico. She graduated from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in 2016 with an MSc in Aerospace Materials. GE Mexico submitted the nomination to the competition based on Guadalupe's contribution to the design of an actuation system within aeroengines that lays its foundations in Materials Engineering. By understanding how rings behave in various operating stages, GE hope to produce rings in a material that will withstand deformation, resist fatigue and lead to an improvement in fuel consumption.

Manufactura Magazine CoverGuadalupe comments, 'It is really exciting for me to be recognised as a promising engineer in my home country. I really don't think I would have got to where I am today without having the opportunity to study for my MSc in Sheffield, and I thank everyone there for what they taught me and all their encouragement'

You can hear Guadalupe talking about her time at the University here.