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David Mathias

I am in my third year of an Engineering Design Ph.D. The focus of my research is on physical prototyping in the product development process and how it can be quicker, cheaper and more flexible by combining 3D printing and LEGO.

Outside of my Ph.D., I'm working on my first start-up, Eatii, which aims to make food shopping easy by choosing the meals you want to eat not the ingredients you have to buy.

After nearly two decades skiing,  including a season in Zermatt, CH, two years running the University of Bristol Snowsports Club, a season in Wanaka, NZ and countless family holidays, I am still excited everytime I head out to the mountains. More recently,  I’ve been making a shift towards touring and backcountry skiing to explore and play in the mountains.

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite
3D Printing
Computer Aided Design
Prototyping
Python
MATLAB
Swift
French
Django
HTML & CSS
Graphics & Design
Languages & Frameworks

Education

2020 (Expected)

Ph.D. in Engineering Design

University of Bristol, UK

2016

Level 2 NZSIA Ski Instructor

Rookie Academy, Wanaka, NZ

2016

MEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

University of Bristol, UK