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I have over six years of research experience in Engineering and I have worked on a diverse range of projects. My research interests include Engineering Materials and Design, Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), Industry 4.0, Timber and Composite Structures, Recycling, Sustainability and Waste management.

I previously worked as a Researcher/Lecturer at the University of Liverpool, and currently work as a Research Fellow/Lecturer in Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) working towards Industry 4.0. This is part of an European Union project entitled SAM (Sector Skills Strategy in Additive Manufacturing) at Brunel University London. I completed my PhD degree in Engineering (Composite Structures) at Lancaster University in 2016, having graduated from the University of Liverpool with a First Class in Mechanical Engineering in 2013.

I am also a Writer and Speaker, and I have presented around the world, including in Sweden, South Korea, Italy, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal and the UK. Furthermore, I have published 12 academic conference papers, five peer-reviewed journal papers and the chapter of a book (November 2019).

I have supervised several Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Students from the University of Liverpool and Lancaster University, worked on technical R&D projects, supported businesses and SMEs, and also keen to be part of the development of innovative solutions to overcome technical challenges, therefore, I am interested in new collaborations. Please get in touch!

One of my major goals is to inspire and motivate young people, and have recently designed a website (www.drsotayo.com) to inspire different people.

Some of my academic honours and achievements include:

  • Association of British Turkish Academics (ABTA) Doctoral Researcher Award in 2018 – Honourable Mention in Engineering
  • Winner of the 2016 Institution of Engineering and Technology Present Around the World (PATW) Competition (Lancashire and Cumbria Region)
  • Top 100 Future Leaders in 2014 by Powerful Media
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Best Student in 2013
  • Norbury Medal for Best Student in 2013, University of Liverpool
  • Stack Award for Personal Development in 2013, University of Liverpool
  • International Student Award for Personal Development in 2013, University of Liverpool
  • Vice Chancellor's Attainment Scholarship for Academic Excellence from 2010 – 2013, University of Liverpool

Qualifications

PhD Engineering, Lancaster University

BEng Mechanical Engineering (1st Class), University of Liverpool

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

Associate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (AMIMechE)