Malvern Panalytical by Sophie Hall

I went for a week of work experience at Malvern Panalytical, a science and business oriented company that makes extremely precise measuring devices. I was walked through the process of a research and development project in a team of three, which took me from product design and an evaluation cycle, through designing circuitry and soldering circuit boards, designing 3D printed pieces, and finally constructing a prototype and giving a presentation on the device we made. I encountered a lot that I wouldn’t have otherwise considered, especially in relation to research in a larger company and the involvement of product design, and I was very glad for the opportunity to spend some time there.