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PhD student - Wei Liang Choong

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PhD title: Novel Rotor Design for Cost Optimised, High Temperature, High Speed Aerospace Applications

Choong's PhD centres around high performance and lightweight electrical machine rotors, which combine magnetic materials with advanced carbon-fibre composite technology in collaboration with Rolls-Royce plc. 

He graduated with a BEng and MSc in mechanical engineering from the University of Sheffield, then held several industrial positions in aerospace manufacturing, where he gained valuable experience from non-destructive testing, machining dynamics, quality adherence of gas turbine components during casting and coating, as well as industrialisation of aerospace electrical components. 

Upon returning to academia, he will be steering his research efforts to further enable decarbonisation within the aerospace industry.