LR3 (First Floor), Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science
Friday 08 Nov 2019 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
These seminars deliver an opportunity for female* researchers within the Department of Engineering Science to hear from successful engineers who have taken different career paths both inside and outside of academia. They provide an insight into different opportunities, and the challenges, highlights and lessons learned in developing a career in engineering.
Piya Das, Platform Mechanical Engineer, Ministry of Defence
Piya Das is our speaker in November. Piya is a Senior Platform Mechanical Engineer on Dreadnought Class Submarines at the Ministry of Defence. She pursued a BEng Hons in Aerospace Engineering from Queen Mary University of London and completed her MSC in Aerospace Engineering from Kingston University.
Piya will give an insight into her career path from when she first arrived in the UK. Focussing on key points in her career from higher education, her move into the MoD as a Trainer on HMS Sultan and at RNAESS, Burnham Lecturer at RAF Cosford and her current role as a Platform Mechanical Engineer.
Piya will discuss the challenges she has faced in her career, which roles have been the most enjoyable and why being a Submarine Engineer means so much to her.
Piya was born in a village in India. She came to the UK in 2002 and completed her GCSEs, A-levels and ND (electrical and electronics engineering). Having pursued a BEng Hons in Aerospace engineering from Queen Mary University of London, she completed a MSC in Aerospace Engineering from Kingston University. Piya was then employed by the Ministry of Defence as a Trainer in Marine engineering at HMS Sultan and later transferred to RNAESS (Royal Navy Air Engineering and survival school) at HMS Sultan. She was promoted and transferred to RAF Cosford training Engineering Graduates on Air Engineering and finally became a Senior Engineer for the Dreadnought Class submarines.
*including those who identify as female