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Department of Materials

Postgraduate student profiles

Postgraduate Materials Student working at Jaguar Land Rover

Victor Onwuegbuche, MSc Materials for Industry (2008), now at Jaguar Land Rover


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Grace Yeo

MSc Student - Full time
Polymer Science and Technology MSc

My mother studied polymer science and technology in Singapore and has been working in a related field, so I was bought up around this branch of engineering. I completed a Diploma in Chemical Process Technology and my Advanced Diploma in Polymer Technology in Singapore before coming to Loughborough.

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Athina Skemperi

Athina Skemperi

MSc Student
Materials Science and Technology

I completed my degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Western Macedonia (UOWM) in Greece, before coming to the UK to study an MSc in Materials Engineering. Loughborough University was specifically promoted to me by my supervisor and advisor Dr. Sofoklis Makridis at UOWM. After seeing the position of the university amongst the top 15 universities of UK and following the exceptional scientific, academic and research, reputation, I know that I made the right choice.

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Peter Gormley

Peter Gormley

Full time MSc Student
Materials Science and Technology

I originally studied BEng Aerospace Engineering at Bristol and really enjoyed the Materials content of the course, so when I graduated I decided I would like to further my knowledge and skills in Materials.

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Sam Swinbourne

Sam Swinbourne

MSc Student - Full time
Polymer Technology

I did my undergraduate degree in Sports Technology at Loughborough and decided I wanted to continue my education at the University as I love the student life here. After completing several modules on polymers during my undergraduate degree at Loughborough, I developed a real interest in the subject of materials and so decided to apply to study a Masters in Polymer Technology in the Department of Materials.

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Shengyi Yang

Shengyi Yang

MSc Student - Full time
Polymer Technology

I came to Loughborough as part of the Loughborough-China Materials Partnership Programme (LCMP). Coming to study at Loughborough formed part of my two year programme with my Chinese University - Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics where I studied Materials Science and Technology.

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Birgit Dawidowski

Birgit Dawidowski

MSc Student - Part time
Packaging Technology

I work for Nestlé as a Packaging Technologist at our Croydon head office. After having completed my Bachelor of Engineering degree in Packaging Technology in Germany, I decided that I would like to combine work experience with studying a Masters part-time. This is because I felt it would offer me the opportunity to tailor my Masters study to the exact needs of my job. I was also very keen to be able to immediately apply in practice the theory I had learnt at university.

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Babatunde Oyeniyan

Babatunde Oyeniyan

MSc Student - Part time
Packaging Technology

I work as a Packaging Project Manager at Nestlé based in the Product Technology Centre in York. My background is in Packaging Technology and I have previously worked in the field for other large food companies such as Cadbury and Muller. I decided to study an MSc in Packaging Technology on a part-time basis in order to enhance my knowledge and skills in product packaging development but with the flexibility to still be able to work effectively and take care of family commitments.

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