Anna Weatherburn

Aura Centre for Doctoral Training

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Anna Weatherburn

Background: I graduated with an MPhys in Experimental Physics with a Year Abroad from the University of York in 2021. During my degree, I undertook a year-long placement at the University of Münster in Germany. During this placement, I created a 3D model of a particle detector design, using a C++-based software, to be used in the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. For my Masters project research, I again used the same C++-based software to create a model of another particle detector design. During both projects, I used both Python and C++-based methods for data analysis. After graduating, I am now completing my Postgraduate Diploma in Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment at the University of Hull.

Research Interests: I am interested in the application of simulation and modelling software to physics-based problems, such as modelling new materials or creating simulations of processes within offshore wind.

Why I applied to the Aura CDT: My interest in offshore wind energy began during a module on the physics of renewable energies in the first year of my undergraduate degree. I found the lecture on wind energy particularly fascinating and it remained as an interest for me throughout my degree. The Aura CDT gave me the opportunity to combine this interest in wind energy with my desire to participate in renewable energy research and the opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

My research: I am researching Multiscale Design of Fracture & Fatigue Resistant Bio-mimetic Composite Materials for Wind Energy Applications


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