Colin began his PhD on acoustoplasticity in 2017. His project aims to develop better techniques for characterising the interaction of a high intensity ultrasonic wavefield with quasi-static loading during metal deformation, identifying the microstructural responses. Currently his research focusses on adapting high-speed imaging techniques for use with material deformation under ultrasonic motion. Colin graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MEng in Mechanical Engineering in 2008. Before returning to Glasgow he spent eight years in industry as a mechanical engineer, working on a variety of interesting projects such as high-speed valve actuation for a digital-hydraulics research spin-out, and cryogenic neutron-moderator systems for the UK’s neutron source facility in Oxfordshire.