Chris graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MEng in Mechanical Engineering in 2017 and first joined the research group during his final year project. His dissertation focused on the cold dwell fatigue behaviour of Ti64 and led to the development of a crystal plasticity model capable of capturing this complex behaviour. As an undergraduate he spent two months at the Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology in Germany as a manufacturing research assistant. His PhD project is a continuation of his work on cold dwell fatigue with further focus on the influence of high stress concentrations and the effect of cross-rolling. He is the founder and current president of the non-profit aerospace education organisation, JetX Engineering.