Double Award for TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory's Harry Clark
Congratulations to Harry Clark, Facility Lead for the Elevated Pressure and Temperature (EPAT) Facility at TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory, who has recently graduated with a first-class honours degree in Mechanical Electronic Systems Engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University. The four-year degree was supported by the company.
In addition to his degree, Harry has also received the accolade of “Best Student” in his year, receiving the Frederic Barnes Walden award, donated by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. This annual award was a testament to his hard work in his final year and on a recommendation from Harry’s Head of Department at the University.
Harry started his engineering career at the company as an apprentice. He completed a four-year modern apprenticeship as a technician, receiving hands-on training in flow metrology, calibration activities and maintenance, before undertaking an HNC in electronics engineering. His thirst for knowledge led to him pursuing a degree, which he was able to accomplish whilst working full time. As part of his Honours project, Harry carried out research into the effect of installation configuration and orientation on the primary measured variables of Coriolis mass flow meters, resulting in some interesting findings. Harry has also been involved in many BEIS-funded research projects utilising the EPAT facility at NEL, such as the determination of pressure-effect on Coriolis meters.
“My apprenticeship provided me with a strong foundation in engineering concepts and invaluable work experience. This really accelerated my professional development and spurred me on to studying an Honours Degree, with the support of the company.
“I look forward to the next stage in my engineering career and hope to continue my academic journey through a research degree.”
Harry has been in the role of Facility Lead for Elevated Pressure and Temperature Facility at the company for almost three years. He ensures the traceability, maintenance and operation of the facility used for customer calibrations and research projects. He is also a UKAS signatory at the company and is responsible for signing off UKAS calibration certificates generated by our single-phase flow facilities.
Muir Porter, Head of Facility Operations, TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory, said:
“Harry is a real success story and we are extremely proud of his achievements. Investing in young talent underlines our organisation’s commitment to ensuring that the next generation of engineers have the knowledge and competences that will drive the future of flow measurement. I warmly congratulate Harry on his academic success.”
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