Photograph courtesy of my very talented sister, Carolyn.

I’ve had this domain for years, and I have finally decided to actually do something with it. Whether it is actually beneficial to mankind or not is another matter.

As a way of introduction, I’m currently a PhD student at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. I’m part of the Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering in the EEE department there. I seem to spend most of my time programming, but I think I’m a frustrated mechanical engineer at heart. I’ve been tasked with looking at automated ultrasonic testing of composite aerospace components. I might go into this a bit more at some point in the future.

I find it all too easy to get caught up in the present and not realise how things have changed for the better.

I also went to the same university for my undergraduate degree, which was in electrical and mechanical engineering. I had the good fortune to be able to leave Scotland for a bit and called Singapore my home for 10 months. This was as part of a student exchange programme with Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The time I spent there was easily the best in my life. I’ve had some hard times as well, for example, for many years I found it difficult to leave the house at all. I find it all too easy to get caught up in the present and not realise how things have changed for the better.

A350-1000 at Glasgow airport
G-VLUX, A350-1000 of Virgin Atlantic at Glasgow airport

I’m a bit concerned about this all being a bit boastful, so here’s one of my favourite photographs. It not only illustrates a beautiful example of European engineering, but also my passions for aerospace and photography.

In case anyone has actually read this, thank you and goodbye for now.

2 replies on “Hello”

Long time reader, first time commenter — so, thought
I’d drop a comment.. — and at the same time ask for a favor.

Your wordpress site is very simplistic – hope you don’t mind me asking what theme you’re using?
(and don’t mind if I steal it? :P)

I just launched my small businesses site –also built in wordpress like yours– but the theme slows (!) the site down quite
a bit.

In case you have a minute, you can find it by searching for “royal cbd” on Google (would appreciate
any feedback)

Keep up the good work– and take care of yourself during the coronavirus scare!


It’s the standard theme ‘Twenty Twenty’, the site’s running version 5.3.2, perhaps the theme is only available in newer versions.

Best wishes to you as well during these interesting times.

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