Michael Rustell - graduate profile

Research Engineer, HR Wallingford

“I am currently pursuing an Engineering Doctorate at HR Wallingford in conjunction with the University of Surrey. My job as a Research Engineer is to develop a state-of-the-art methodology for designing liquefied natural gas terminals and then to translate this into computer code.

My MSc was instrumental in me getting this job. Both optimisation and BIM were covered in the MSc lectures which gave me the foundation for the work I currently undertake. The programme was challenging and covered a lot of topics, some in great detail. The highlight was the interdisciplinary design group project in which we developed a design for a complex multi-use building set in a developing world context. The challenge was to ensure that the building could withstand earthquake loads as well as volcanic ash piling up on the roof.”