Meet our students

Hear from our PhD students about studying Mechanical Engineering at Sheffield.


By studying mechanical engineering, I am further developing my understanding of how man-made machines work

Razvan Apetrei PhD in Mechanical Engineering

After completing an Aerospace Engineering degree at the University of Sheffield, Razvan joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering to undertake his PhD.


Mechanical engineering is great because of how practical it can be

Max Champneys PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Max is a PhD student studying with the IDC in Machining Science, an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training that funds doctoral research to improve the machining of metals, alloys and composites.


My favourite thing about studying mechanical engineering is the diversity of work involved in solving problems

Kate Tomlinson PhD in Mechanical Engineering

After completing a degree in mathematics as a mature student, Kate decided to continue her studies and joined the University of Sheffield as a postgraduate student, applying her skills to a PhD at the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

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