Simon Stephens

PhD Student

Simon started his career following in his father’s footsteps as a service engineer having been fascinated as a child into how things work. Initially serving as an apprentice mechanic, then moving abroad and having the chance to work in research and development learning basic mechanical principles and CAD design. Upon returning home, Simon’s skill set shifted towards more electrical and electronic service engineering skills. However, the thirst for fundamental knowledge led to completing a degree in electronic engineering in Bangor University, of which, the final year project concentrated on creating a sensor for a fission fuel rod in the fantastic nuclear futures institute (NFI). As a result of this work, an opportunity arose to join the NFI at Bangor university sponsored by Tokamak energy. Given previous experience of the amazing people in the department, Simon felt it was too good of an opportunity to pass on.