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Emilie Crosnier

Favourite Thing: I love learning and discovering new things. When you’ve got a question, you need to find the answer. But usually when you’ve found the answer, it brings loads of new questions and sometimes, the answer to your question does not exist! That’s the best part, because it is now your job to figure out a way to answer it!

My CV

School:

Cessnov, Switzerland (1993-1998); International School of Eastern Seaboard, Thailand (1998-2003); Brillantmont International School, Switzerland (2003-2007)

University:

MEng Mechanical Engineering with French, University of Bath (2007-2011); PhD Orthopaedic Biomechanics, University of Bath (2011-present)

Work History:

Summer jobs and work placements at BBraun and Nestlé Research Centre

Employer:

University of Bath

Current Job:

PhD student in Orthopaedic Biomechanics

Me and my work

My research involves developing new testing methods to investigating the stability of the acetabular cup in total hip replacements.

My Typical Day

My typical day will usually involve research, designing new testing methods and using them in the lab.

What I'd do with the money

Get more people involved in engineering, especially in orthopedics and biomechanics.

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Curious, persistent and friendly

Would you rather be a scientist or an athlete? And why?

A scientist, the world still holds so many mysteries just waiting to be discovered.

If you could have a body super power, what would it be and why?

Telekinesis, I always forget things and have to got back to get them. With it, I would just have to think about a forgotten object and it would just come by itself.

Which Olympic event would you most like to win? And why?

Fencing, it is both a physical sport and a mind game. I am always impressed by the skills of the athletes.

What did you want to be after you left school?

I have the bad habit of needing to know how everything works, so an Engineer!

Were you ever in trouble in at school?

Maybe once or twice.

What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?

Being involved in the development of new medical implants to help people live normal lives.

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