Dr Nick Cresswell

Dr Nick Cresswell

Mechanical Design Engineer

A typical day at work involves…

Solving design challenges, analysing the performance of systems and coordinating with the workshop.

I learnt my trade by…

I studied for an MEng in Civil Engineering, during which I found an interest in hydropower from my final year project. I decided to do a PhD as I was fascinated by the area and spent a great time investigating the hydrodynamics and power generating potential of diffuser augmented tidal stream devices.

What's the best thing about working for SME?

The best thing about SME is working for such a vibrant company, in a sector that I love, doing something that really contributes to sustainable development. There's a great team dynamic and the technology is really cutting edge.

How do you relax at the end of the day?

I'm a keen road cyclist and try to get out on my bike as much as possible, which is great on the island. If the weather is not so good you're more likely to find me in the local pub!