National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) and Brunel University student, Anibal di Luch, has joined TWI as a project leader.
The role within the Laser & Sheet Processes (LAS) section, led by section manager Jon Blackburn, involves several aspects ranging from proposing and managing projects and developing technical solutions, to dealing directly with clients.
Anibal’s background is in mechanical engineering, having worked mostly in the nuclear industry as a mechanical engineer, specialising in materials, metallurgy and welding. He joined Brunel University in 2017 to study for an MSc in Structural Integrity (Asset Reliability Management) and completed the course in September this year.
His dissertation focused on Single-pass deep penetration welding of thick structural steel sections with a D-Arc welding system, supervised by Dr Claire Verdon at TWI and Dr Kevin Hughes from Brunel University.
Upon starting his new role, Anibal said: “I am very excited about this challenging job, it requires state of the art knowledge and compromise to achieve the targets, but being an MSc student at NSIRC gave me the skills to achieve success”.
NSIRC is a state-of-the-art postgraduate engineering facility based at TWI Cambridge, and hosts the unique, industry-focused MSc in Structural integrity (Asset Reliability Management) course, in partnership with Brunel University.
The course aims to develop students into highly sought after industry-ready engineers with in-depth knowledge in the theory and practice of the science and technology of structural integrity, including state-of-the-art methodologies and techniques for inspection.