Students have been asking more about the Madagascar charity. Here's a link to their website - http://lovelemurs.com/
I went to Kingdown School, Warminster, until 2000.
I went to the University of Bath from 2000 until 2005 where I studied Mechanical Engineering. I’m back there now doing research for my PhD.
After university I went travelling for half a year, then started working in a bed factory. After a couple of years I moved to work for a company that makes diesel engine parts.
Every morning I do website editing for the Faculty of Science and in the afternoons I do research in the Ocean Technologies lab.
My Typical Day:
Every day seems different but my mornings start with my part time job as a web editor and then I’ll go to the laboratory or office to do some science in the afternoon!
What I'd do with the prize money:
There’s a charity who are developing a computer that only costs a little more than £15, for use in developing countries. I’m thinking about donating the money to their organisation or possibly a charity who breed endangered animals from Madagascar, they have a great exhibition in Bath where they have some of the real animals! If you guys have an idea though, I’d love to hear it!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
This is really difficult to answer! Suggestions from friends – “Really really tall” and “Wears only black”
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Nothing really serious but my physics teacher once told me I intimidated him during lessons. I guess I was too tall!
Who is your favourite singer or band?
I like music which is unusual or different. I’m listening to Muse right now, the singer has a really unique voice.
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Wishes are a dangerous thing! I’m not sure I’d ever be able to decide…. Um, 1000 wishes!?
Tell us a joke.
During the 1960s space-race, NASA invested a million dollars and months of research to develop a pen which would work in space. The Soviet Union gave their astronauts pencils!