Ossila Celebrate British Science Week!

Posted on 18 Mar 12:59

British Science Week is a ten-day programme that celebrates science, technology, engineering and maths, with events and activities for people of all ages. Running from the 11th - 20th of March, the whole country has been getting stuck in with science. There are thousands of events happening across the UK. You can find out what events are happening near you on the British Science Week website.

British Science Week 2016 

Here at Ossila we are celebrating British Science week by getting to know our scientists a little better and finding out what the world of science really means to them!

Dr. Max Reinhardt

 

Max Reinhardt

 

Job Title: Technical sales and applications scientist

Field: Materials chemistry and thin-film electronics

 

What is a typical working day like for you as a scientist?

Some are spent in the lab synthesising products or developing custom formulations while others are dedicated to helping our customers with detailed technical answers. A typical day for me is one that is very variable!

 

What is your favourite part of being a scientist or working in science?

I have always wanted to help people and to know more about the world. Science combines both of these passions.

What advice would you give someone who is hoping to pursue a career in science?
Don't let your dreams be dreams! Study what you love and you never know where it might take you.

 

Omar Sayidmarie


Omar Sayidmarie, Ossila

Job Title:  Electronics Engineer

Field:  Electronics and embedded systems

 

Explain what you do in your work in one sentence.

Design and develop new embedded test and measurement systems.

When did you first become interested in your field?

I became interested in electrical and electronic engineering since my middle childhood when I built my first electronic circuit board.

What or who inspired you to work in Science?

It is a combination of two things, (1) my curiosity about the technology, and (2) growing up in an engineering family where my father inspired me to be a good engineer.

What makes Sheffield a great science city?

I believe that Sheffield people are proud of having five Nobel Prize winning scientists from The University of Sheffield.

 

Dr. Lydia Heathcote

 

 Dr Lydia Heathcote

Job Title: Electronics Engineer

Field: Electronics 

 

Explain what you do in your work in one sentence.

Actually I am an engineer, work is mainly designing, testing and manufacturing equipment.

 

What is a typical working day like for you as a scientist?

Varies quite a bit depending on the project being worked on and the stage of the project. Could be work on an initial design/spec/standards, making and testing a prototype, planning/manufacturing/writing documentation on the completed design.

What is your favourite part of being a scientist or working in science?

When the device being worked on meets its specification or better!

 

Dr. Hunan Yi


Hunan Yi, Ossila

Job Title: Research Associate

Field: Organic electronics

Focus: Materials

 

What is your favourite part of being a scientist or working in science?

Discoveries advance society and I am proud to be working in the field of materials and organic electronics that will hopefully lighten up places, or at least some dark corners of the world, or of people.

What or who inspired you to work in Science?

Nature.

What advice would you give someone who is hoping to pursue a career in science?

If you are facinated with something from any perspective, or even from your early childhood and you are determined to get to the bottom of it, then science is the ultimate tool to unravel your mind, or you will never will.