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North-east student scoops top IMES prize

Published: Wednesday, 19 August 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

A Robert Gordon University student has scooped the prestigious IMES Mechanical Engineering Project Prize at an end of semester ceremony.

John Mowat is currently undertaking an MEng in Mechanical and Offshore Engineering at the institution and was recognised for his comprehensive project work.

IMES is based in Aberdeen’s Bridge of Don area and has sponsored the award – given to a fourth year mechanical engineering student – for many years.

To be nominated a project must related to the fields of reliability based inspection, equipment or asset integrity or non-destructive testing.

The company provides inspection, monitoring and engineering solutions to those in the defence energy and industrial markets, and is keen to draw on ideas from students who are completing their studies.

Mr Mowat was nominated for the award after university staff were impressed with his project exploring Tensile Failure Analysis of Structural Mechanics using Acoustic Emission.

The 21-year old is due to start the final year of his degree in September and has been toped to pass with Distinction.

He said it was a “terrific honour” to scoop the award and thanked university staff and those at IMES for the support that has helped him achieve what he has to date.

Executive chairman at IMES Group Rod Buchan said the firm has long had a focus on supporting and developing some of the best talent in the area.

He added that Mr Mowat has clearly identified his abilities with his project, displaying excellent technical knowledge in the process.

Staff at RGU, including Mechanical Engineering course leader Dr Jennifer McConnachie, were also impressed with his work, adding that the award recognises his efforts across his time at university.

Dr McConnachie was also thankful to IMES for the support they provide towards developing the mechanical engineering students of tomorrow.

IMES operates all over the UK with operations in Aberdeen, Bristol, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Rosyth and Sheffield, alongside staff in the USA, Singapore, Holland, Norway and Egypt.

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