Simon Munro - PhD Student at University of Glasgow

Issued: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 00:00:00 BST

Tell us a fun fact about yourself

I have two All Ireland medals. I won them within 3 weeks of each other.

Tell us about your careers journey so far

Bsc(hons) Physics with Nanotechnology from TU Dublin
MSc Nanotechnology form UCD
Year 3 of CDT PIADS in the University of Glasgow

What was your favourite subject in school and why?

My favourite subjecy was Engineering. besides the standard theory part there was also a practical element. This was different from your standard classroom setting as you got to design and fabricate a device from scratch.

What subjects/qualifications are useful for your role?

I would say the most important subjects would be physics or chemisty. A combination of both is also favourable.

What is a normal day in your role like?

A normal day would be either spent in the lab working on what was planned for that day. Or in the office reading, running simuations or planning lab work for the following week

What's your favourite thing about your job?

My favourite aspect is working in the lab. As you get to work with many different instruments and then you get to see your work “grow” in front of you. which is something special.

 


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