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Robin joined Forest Research in 2013 as an EngD Research Engineer. He previously completed an integrated Masters in Mechanical Engineering with honours at the University of Edinburgh.
EngD Research Engineer
Based within the Timber Improvement Programme, Robin is undertaking a four year Engineering Doctorate (EngD) through the University of Surrey’s Centre for Doctoral Training in MiNMaT (Micro- and NanoMaterials and Technologies). Robin is supervised by Dr Paul McLean at Forest Research and Prof Peter McDonald at the University of Surrey.
Building a multi-scale computational fluid dynamics model of moisture movement in wood. The fluid model is designed to simulate flow and diffusion through a real wood microstructure imaged by X-ray computed tomography. Validation and further material characterisation are provided by a portable MRI scanner – the Treehugger – designed, built and commissioned at the University of Surrey for in-situ measurements of living trees.
Other affiliations and responsibilities
Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)