Students

Cohort One

In September 2019, we welcomed cohort one of the CDT SEP students who are as follows from left to right:

Erfan Lessan, Yohannes Tecklehaimanot, Grigorios Sergentanis, Alex Jeffrey, Lewis Chambers, Toby Middlebrook, Claire James, Charles Lee and Sumaira Ahmad.

   ‌Cohort one

Students Profiles

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Sumaira Ahmed

  • PhD Student
  • Newcastle University
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  • Qualifications: MEng Hons in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Lewis Chambers

  • PhD Student
  • Newcastle University
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  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering MSc Renewable and Sustainable Energy Technologies

Claire James

Alex Jeffrey

Charles John Lee

Erfan Lessan

  • PhD Student
  • Newcastle University
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  • Qualifications: BEng (hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, MSc Electrical Power

Toby Middlebrook

Grigorios Sergentanis

Yohannes Tecklehaimanot

Cohort Two

In September 2020, we welcomed cohort two of the CDT SEP students who are as follows from left to right:

David Giles, James White, Jamie Emberton, Ben Stainthorpe, Fanis Baikas, Bob Walmsley, Doug Jackson, Chris Fox, Joe McDonald, Mike Houghton and Samia Abuzant.

Student's Profiles

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Samia Abuzant

  • PhD Student
  • Newcastle University
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  • Qualifications: MEng (Hons) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Leeds.

Epifanios Baikas

James Emberton

  • PhD Student
  • University of Nottingham
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  • Qualifications: Meng Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Scotland

Christian Fox

David Giles

Michael Houghton

Doug Jackson

  • PhD Student
  • Newcastle University
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  • Qualifications: MEng (Hons) Marine Technology w/ Marine Engineering

Joseph McDonald

Ben Stainthorpe

Robert Walmsley

  • PhD Student
  • University of Nottingham
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  • Qualifications: First Class Honours BSc Aerospace Technology with Management, and Industrial Placement Year

James White

  • PhD Student
  • Newcastle University
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  • Qualifications: MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering