During my PhD, I was also able to spend a few months working at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, in the lab of Professor Suzumori, who is one of the world-leading experts on soft robots. This was possible thanks to an Industrial Fellowship that I was awarded by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, and it was a great experience.

I completed my PhD at the end of 2018, and I’m now staying at Imperial as a post-doctoral researcher for at least a couple of years – maybe more if I have the chance! I’m now part of the Non-Destructive Evaluation lab, working on the use of robots (such as drones and robot arms) to inspect offshore rigs, such as those used in the oil, gas or renewables sector.