William James

Work position: PhD student
Category: Students

William is a Phd Researcher at Cranfield University. William's research is in the development of the Wire + Arc Additive Manufacturing process for creep resistant superalloys used in high-speed flight applications, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence. During his PhD, William has presented his work to both NATO and the European Space Agency (ESA) at academic conferences. William has a background in aerospace, having graduated from Cranfield University in 2018 with an MSc in Aerospace Vehicle Design - specialising in structural design, and in 2017 from the University of Hertfordshire with a first-class BSc in Aerospace Technology. William has previously worked in the aerospace industry designing aircraft cabin interiors and simulation equipment. While in industry, William pioneered a successful redesign project for complex components to be additively manufactured, which resulted in significant cost savings. William is also a registered Engineering Technician and has been proud to champion STEM subjects at local schools.