National Instruments UK & Ireland has a dedicated academic team which works directly with academic institutions alongside its office and field-based engineers. This team supports the longstanding strategic commitment NI has made globally to enhancng engineering and scientific education and research projects through the use of Virtual Instrumentation, Graphical System Design and LabVIEW.
David, a Senior District Sales Manager with more than 10 years' experience of helping to make NI customers in industry and academia successful, is the Academic Programme Manager. "We believe that tomorrow's engineers and scientists are best served by a hands-on, project-based, experiential learning experience", said David, "and my role is to work with our academic partners to foster this environment by encouraging adoption of NI tools by educators and researchers in Universities".
Hannah is available to work with Universities to support teaching of engineering concepts and to assist students on undergraduate projects. Hannah can provide support with integrating NI tools into courses and with curriculum development. Hannah joined NI in 2004, after graduating from the University of Staffordshire with a degree in Computer Science. Starting as an Applications Engineer and then going on to be the Engineering Leadership Programme Manager, Hannah has focused on providing high quality support to our customers and has been instrumental in developing our recruiting programme.
Beejal joined the Engineering Leadership Programme as an Application Engineer in 2007 after graduating from The University of Manchester with a MEng degree in Electronic Engineering. In August 2009 she took on the role of managing the ELP group where she developed the recruitment programme for ELP. At the beginning of 2013, Beejal became an Academic Field Engineer where she will be responsible for the growth of adoption of NI technologies in undergraduate courses or at our key academic accounts in the UK &Ireland.
Ben graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Electronic & Electronic Engineering and joined NI as an Applications Engineer in 2008. He also completed an internship as an Inside Sales Representative for a year but now currently works as an Academic Field Sales Engineer. Ben covers the Southern half of the UK and Scottish areas, and is available to demonstrate NI technologies to universities and to work with academic customers to specify computer-based measurement and automation solutions.
Dan graduated in 2009 from the University of Hertfordshire with a BEng(Hons) in Aerospace Engineering. He joined NI in 2009 into the ELP Program as an Inside Sales Representative, and then went on to be an ISR Team Leader. Dan then made the move from ISR to an Applications Engineer for a 6 month rotation. Dan is available to demonstrate NI technologies to Universities and to work with academic customers to specify computer-based measurement and automation solutions. The areas which he is responsible for are the Northern half of the UK and Ireland/Northern Ireland.
Richard is passionate about getting undergraduate students ready for industry by enabling real, hands-on engineering experiences, as well as accelerating the ground breaking innovation of academic researchers. Prior to joining NI, Richard (BEng) worked for a spin-out company, commercialising scientific IP developed at Cardiff University. At NI Richard worked as an Applications Engineering Team Leader, gaining a broad understanding of the needs of Engineers & Scientists. He progressed into Marketing, where he leads Academic Marketing in the UK and Ireland; working with R&D, System Integrators and End-Users to establish industry trends and communicate technical aspects of NI products to Educators, Researchers and Students. Richard is also a great contact to get your work published as part of the Graphical System Design Achievement Awards and the LabVIEW Student Design Contest.
Providing support from NI UK & Ireland headquarters is Ian Evans, Academic Sales Specialist. Joining NI in 2002 Ian has a wealth of experience of NI products and provides technical sales assistance and consultation over the phone to academic customers throughout the UK & Ireland. He can also arrange on-site visits for the field-based engineers when required.
Aran graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2012 with a BA, BAI (Hons) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, and is working with the Academic team as part of his progression through the Engineering Leadership Program. Aran’s role in the team as an academic ISR is to provide technical sales assistance to customers and field engineers in the Southern half of the UK, with a focus on customers involved in teaching and research.