Aerospace Engineer, Gabriela Adamczyk, is the latest addition to the Sensor City Technical Team.
With a background in process improvement and a keen eye for innovation, her role as a Prototyping Engineer will help our customers develop their concepts into workable prototypes with speed and accuracy.
Having completed her first full week with us, we asked Gabi 10 quick fire questions to see how she was getting on, and here’s what she said:
1) Why did you want to work at Sensor City?
I was impressed with the range of projects that Sensor City has been involved with, as well as technologies used here. Focus placed on innovation and culture of open mindedness is something that strongly pulled me towards this place. Last but not least, the impressive building was actually the initial spark that lead to further research about Sensor City.
2)Where have you worked previously?
I worked at Renishaw – an engineering company with core skills in measurement, motion control, spectroscopy and precision machining – as a Process Improvement Engineer.
3)Do you have any previous training/degrees?
I have a Degree in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Manchester (2018) and a years’ experience in the actual industry.
4)What projects are you currently working on at Sensor City?
The new design of resuscitation mask, requiring no input of exhaled air coming from a human, removing the need for close social contact required for traditional masks. I am working also on some smaller internal projects, however my main focus at the moment is placed on upskilling, and ensuring I am comfortable with the equipment and processes in the labs.
5)What skills have you learnt so far at Sensor City?
I have greatly improved my CAD skills and have done my first few 3D prints. I’ve also learnt how to use and look after some of the key pieces of equipment (e.g. Stratasys 3D printer, laser cutter etc) and have got involved with business networking.
6)What’s your favourite/most exciting project you’ve ever worked on?
Designing a scaled, but fully functional, glider model at University as a part of my Masters degree project.
7)Which individuals/companies inspire you?
I am usually inspired by ‘ordinary people’ who have passion for what they do and who are not afraid to explore. To name a few famous ones: Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Alan Turing, Galileo, Plato, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
8)What’s the one piece of technology you simply couldn’t live without?
The internet – it opens up so many opportunities and it’s a great way to learn anything.
9)What are your predictions for 2020, in terms of new technologies/digital innovation trends?
I am quite excited to keep track of NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission for Mars exploration. It is truly a ground breaking project that implements the most advanced technologies and will allow us to answer questions about the potential for life on Mars.
10)And finally, what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I am an enthusiast of outdoor sports, especially snowboard and cycling. I am also a big fan of art (I love painting), poetry and history. I am passionate about playing the guitar and enjoy learning new languages (currently Spanish), which takes up a lot of my spare time.