Success Stories: Charlotte Boig
- Charlotte Boig joined the Advanced Metallic Systems CDT Cohort in 2014 onto an EngD Project. She graduated in 2018.
- Charlotte gained experience as a EngD Research Engineer which further amplified her studies into the Additive Manufacturing of Nickel-based Superalloys.
- Since graduation, Charlotte has been employed as a 'Research Engineer' at Cummins Turbo Technologies Ltd.
We interviewed Charlotte Boig in 2015 whilst she was undertaking the first year of the AMS CDT Programme.
As an EngD student, I am much more closely connected with my sponsoring company than most of the PhD students. I spend at least one day a week at the company, continuing to work on my research project. I find that working in different environments is refreshing and aids productivity.
Since the project aims to provide information on a real and current areas of interest to the company, my work is driven by their objectives. I enjoy this aspect of the work because it provides a sense of direction and moves the project along as I work towards specific goals.
Having support from my Industrial Supervisor as well as my Academic Supervisor is extremely valuable as it provides an alternative viewpoint and an insight into industrial operations.
Being part of the AMS CDT is also a great source of support. As a Cohort we have remained good friends since the initial period of taught courses and it is great to have a network of peers who are all facing similar challenges.
I have made the most of many opportunities which have arisen during my project, including conferences and training courses abroad and collaborations with other universities.
The EngD is an excellent way to continue working on an academic project whilst gaining experience of working in industry. It provides the perfect platform for embarking on a career in either sector."
Dr Charlotte Boig
AMS CDT | 2014 Cohort
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