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Alex Lyness

4 Jul 2014

Alex wins engineering X Factor!

Dr Alex Lyness, an Enterprise Fellow within the Healthcare Engineering Research Group, was a winner in this year’s ‘I’m an Engineer, get me out of here!’ competition. He beat engineers from numerous other universities, including Oxford, to take the title in the Health Zone category.

‘I’m an Engineer…’ and its sister event ‘I’m a Scientist…’ allow school children from around the UK to ask scientists and engineers anything they want. It’s a free, online X Factor-style competition, where the students are the judges, voting for their favourite scientists and engineers.

Find out more about the competitions on the I’m a Scientist or I’m an Engineer websites.

The next Scientist event takes place from 10 to 21 November 2014, with the next Engineer one running from 9 to 20 March 2015.

As part of the competition Alex was asked to write a blog post, which you can read on the University’s Health and Wellbeing Research Challenge blog.