With over 120,000 members in 140 countries, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has been at the heart of the Mechanical Engineering Profession since 1847.
Recently, IMechE profiled Ansible Motion's Technical Director, Kia Cammaerts, about his background and experiences as an engineer.
My grandmother understood how things worked, designed things, bought and used tools, improvising when needed, to great effect. That sowed the seeds in me of wanting to understand the functional nature of the things around you, and of using that knowledge to improve them.
I went to do physics [at the University of Reading] but had an epiphany during a lecture on control engineering: seeing mathematical modelling used to predict the behaviour of physical systems – and I was enthused to follow a mechanical engineering path.