Dr Chengwei Gan

Dr Chengwei Gan
Dr Chengwei Gan

The thing I enjoy most about doing my PhD was being involved in a project which had strong industrial links and the opportunity to work in a state-of-the art facility (IEPNEF) for the development of the advanced techniques contributing to the next generation aircrafts.

PhD student in the Power Conversion Group: 2010 to 2014

Current role: KTP Associate with The University of Sheffield

My current role

The technical skills and the ability to work on my own which I obtained during my studies in Manchester are invaluable and are the key to secure my current job.

As a KTP Associate, my current job mainly focuses on developing brushless permanent magnet machine design software which involves a quite considerable amount of programming as well as strong engineering competences. The thing I mostly enjoy from this job is that I can apply my degree and knowledge to a project with significant commercial impact, seeing it through to a successful end.

Experience at the University

The thing I enjoy most about doing my PhD was being involved in a project which had strong industrial links and the opportunity to work in a state-of-the art facility (IEPNEF) for the development of the advanced techniques contributing to the next generation aircrafts. However, the best thing I got from my PhD studies in Manchester is the ability to carry out independent and original research.

The four-year PhD life was quite enjoyable for me and I was quite impressive by the friendly and supportive atmosphere. The staff in the group has excellent technical expertise as well as a strong willing to guide the students into the right direction. It is not uncommon for a PhD student to get panic towards the end of the route, but the humour from the staff can always get your emotional pain eased off. At last the annual power conversion hike is also highly recommended.

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