Computer-Based Research Technician
Samuel is local to the Bangor area, attending Ysgol Friars and is a Welsh speaker. Sam is a recent graduate of Bangor University.
He graduated with a master’s degree in Chemistry, his final projects involved synthesis – creating tuberculosis vaccination compounds and the modelling of a DCL (Dynamic Combinatorial Library) of boric acid-type molecules using density functional theory.
Being a technology-savvy person, Sam is always striving to learn more and stay on top of any digital and tech trends by constantly updating his knowledge.
Sam’s wide and versatile IT skills are amongst his greatest assets, ranging from Python development in a multitude of packages including Matplotlib, Django, NumPy and Machine Learning techniques. His skills also include more artistic endeavors such as Photoshop, Houdini and even Ableton Live. Sam also has experience using HPC Wales as part of his post-graduate research project.
Sam has experience with IoT (Internet of Things) sensors and LoRaWAN gateways for public projects such as Farming Connect.
Sam’s role at the Nuclear Futures Institute involve a multitude of tasks that include but are not limited to:
- Organising and developing www.nubu.nu
- Equipment procurement and tendering
- Computer maintenance
- Welsh-language outreach projects
- Aiding and organising events
- Software support
Sam’s role is to act as a bridge between academics, students, technology and the North Wales area.