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Welcome Seb Sikora

Seb Sikora joins us from the University of Leeds faculties of Engineering and Environment, where he spent four years following his PhD within the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, developing physical and computational tools and processes for the mechanical characterization of natural materials and pre-clinical testing of new musculoskeletal therapies, followed by 2.5 years within the Institute of Climate and Atmospheric Science designing and building novel scientific instruments for field data collection and laboratory...

Norton Straw win Fusion Reactor Project

UKAEA have announced that a team of Norton Straw Consultants and HiETA Technologies have won a key concept design contract on the new STEP fusion reactor project.  STEP, or Spherical Tokamak Energy to Power, is the UK's own fusion programme, occurring in parallel with the international ITER project and intended to deliver power to the grid by 2040. The contract is to develop concepts for the heat exchanger that cools the wall of the diverter, a crucial zone of the torus that experiences incredibly high temperatures.  The...

Just in the Nich...olson of time!

We must ask if we are becoming an engineering com-pun-ay at this point based on our recent press releases! Having recently submitted his PhD at the University of Nottingham in Mechanical Engineering, Jonathon Nicholson was quickly snapped up and is looking to broaden his knowledge after researching multiphase flows focusing on thin fluid films in aircraft engines. With his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Jonathon continues adding to the considerable technical expertise at Norton Straw with his notable activity in fluid mechanics,...

We had the Will power for a year's placement

Last week we said farewell to Will Wilson who spent a year with us as part of his Mechanical Engineering degree at Loughborough University.  Please accept our apologies for another awful pun in the title of this article. Over his year at Norton Straw Will got to use his skills in fluid mechanics, thermal engineering and structural assessments across a wide range of interesting projects.   These included determining the likely cause of failure in a subsea pipeline, evaluating the effectiveness...

We are looking for more team members

We are looking for more people to join our growing teams in Derby and Bristol, UK.  We want to hear from people with fluids, thermal or structural expertise across all levels of experience, from recent graduates to those with industry backgrounds.  Please see our careers page for more details on the roles and how to apply-  http://www.nortonstraw.com/careers/