Charlotte Ajomale-Evans – Chair
My full time job in Engineering is within Student Recruitment, but I was elected as Chair of the BAME Network in August 2020. I studied my undergraduate degree in Swansea’s Arts and Humanities department. Since graduating I have worked for the Students’ Union, Residential Services, The International College and the College of Engineering, as well as a travel agents and in the finance sector. Eliminating racism has long been a passion of mine which I’m looking forward to using to benefit our community.
Dr. Natalie Wint
I am a researcher within the Materials Research Centre. My technical research is focused on corrosion but I am also interested in helping students to understand their social responsibility as engineers, to question what constitutes engineering knowledge, the value of local knowledge, and the need to provide technical solutions in the context of social, political and environmental issues. I am passionate about promoting inclusive engineering curricula and incorporating the social sciences into engineering education.
I teach maths to Foundation Year students and the Design Module ‘Engineering for People’ to First Year students. This is a new module run in collaboration with Engineers Without Borders and I am really excited about delivering it!
Professor David Penney
I am a professor in the Materials Research Centre and Co-Director of the EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) on functional industrial coatings. My research is focused on continuous galvanising and steel technology. Research can be lonely and frustrating, in my role as co-Director of the CDT, I am trying to create an environment where doctoral researchers have the confidence and freedom to thrive in their chosen area.