Engineering success

Katrina and Victoria

Story and photo by Douglas Johnson

Congratulations to Katrina Love and Victoria Smith, who readers may remember from Messenger 134, when they were taking part in the first Concert Band Varsity Battle. Katrina and Victoria were both born in Pitsmoor and attended St Catherine’s Catholic primary school.

Katrina (pictured on the left) studied Materials Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University which included a year in industry. She graduated this November. She has a passion for glass science and its applications, hence, her decision to continue her studies and pursue a PhD in Nuclear waste glasses at the Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI) at Sheffield Hallam University. Her PhD project is titled ‘Phosphate Solubility and Impacts on Properties of Radioactive Waste Glasses For the Hanford Site’.

Victoria (right) studied Mechanical Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University. Her course included a placement year at Rolls-Royce working as a Product Definition Engineer. After finishing her course in May 2018, Victoria returned to Rolls- Royce as a Design Engineer. Alongside her work, Victoria is completing a Monitored Professional Development Scheme with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers so she can fulfil her dream of becoming a Chartered Engineer.