Thomas Leech

Thomas Leech

Industrial Design & Technology BA

Having completed a highly stimulating Art foundation course, Brunel has allowed me to build on this creativity with a broad range of professional design skills. A 12 month placement at Morphy Richards has emphasised the value and importance of clear communication when articulating ideas across corporate levels of business. It has been a pleasure to spend four years working around passionate people who enjoy the challenges of the course whilst being able to appreciate the responsibility that we have in designing sustainable, worthwhile products for our global society.

Research into Energy from Sunlight

This major project is a research study which looks at novel methods of extracting useful mechanical energy from sunlight by utilising the deflection forces of thermostatic bimetals. This iterative process has spawned many development models and computer simulations which have been recorded and assessed in order to assist future research.