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David Mathias

I am a Mechanical Engineering PhD Graduate The focus of my research was on physical prototyping in the product development process and how it can be quicker, cheaper and more flexible by combining 3D printing and LEGO.

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, and a season in Wanaka, NZ, I am still excited every time 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
JS & React Native
French
Django
HTML & CSS
Graphics & Design
Languages & Frameworks

Education

2016 - 2019

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

University of Bristol, UK

2016

Level 2 NZSIA Ski Instructor

Rookie Academy, Wanaka, NZ

2012 - 2016

MEng (1st Class Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

University of Bristol, UK

Projects

2020

Transport Modelling


I created an interactive map to visualise transport isochrones and deprivation within Bristol.

2019

Thesis Tracker


I developed a LaTeX CI pipeline that would build and upload the thesis PDF to an S3 bucket and post the word count to my website.