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Curriculum Vitae


Claire Louise White


Product Evaluation Technologies Group

International Manufacturing Centre (IMC)

WMG, University of Warwick



United Kingdom


Tel:02476 575398






2011-Present EngD(Int) Metrology

University: The University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Sponsor Company: Jaguar Land Rover

Project Title: Recreating Illumination Scenarios for Vehicle Interior Evaluations

Synopsis: There are well known ways of testing vehicles in many of the situations a vehicle is to operate such as extreme temperatures, harsh vibrations or corrosive environments. One of the environmental variables that is not so simple to recreate artificially is that of the ambient illumination that a vehicle will encounter in the real world. This parameter has become very important to the automotive industry with the advances in display and touch screen technologies used within vehicles. The ambient lighting condition within the vehicle can affect the readability of displays and can also produce distracting or uncomfortable glare from windows and reflective surfaces.

This research project will attempt to define different illumination scenarios that a vehicle will encounter and propose a way to recreate the most significant within a controlled environment from real world sun and sky luminance data.

Supervisors: Dr Alex Attridge & Prof Mark Williams (WMG) and Lee Skrypchuk & Elvir Hasedzic (Jaguar Land Rover).

2011-2016 MSc Innovation & Entrepreneurship

University: The University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Dissertation: Overcoming the barriers to innovation

Modules: Innovation, Financial Analysis & Control Systems, Sales & Sales Management, Management of Change, Leadership, Establishing a New Business, Applied Statistical Methods, Business Model Generation, Product Design and Development Management

Supervisor: Dr Alex Attridge

1999-2003 BEng Mechanical and Aeronautical Design Engineering

University: University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Modules: Aircraft Performance and Control, Computer Aided Engineering, Design, Dynamics and Control, Electronic Engineering, Engineering Management, Engines and Cooling Systems, Experimental Methods, Fluid Dynamics, Forensic Engineering, Manufacture, Mathematics for Engineers, Materials Engineering, Mechatronics, Production and Operations Management, Programming for Mechanical Engineers, Thermofluids

Dissertation: Thermal Conductivity of Solids

Supervisors: Prof Sergei Sazhin and Dr Dal Koshal


1997-1999 A-Levels

College: King Edwards VI College, Nuneaton, United Kingdom

Subjects: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry


Modules, Courses & Training

Sep 2015 SPEOS Light Modelling and Visual Ergonomics (OPTIS)

May 2015 Colour Assessment for Precise Colour Communication (Konica Minolta)

Apr 2015 Academic Presentations (Research Student Skills Programme, University of Warwick)

Dec 2014 Dimensional Measurement & Management (WMG, University of Warwick)

Sep 2014 Product Design & Development Management (WMG, University of Warwick)

Jul 2014 Business Model Generation (WMG, University of Warwick)

May 2014 Introduction to Teaching and Learning in HE (Learning and Development Centre, University of Warwick)

May 2014 Applied Statistical Methods (WMG, University of Warwick)

Mar 2014 Establishing a New Business (WMG, University of Warwick)

Jan 2014 Leadership (WMG, University of Warwick)

Dec 2013 The Photometry of LEDs & Solid State Lighting (Photometric & Optical Testing)

Nov 2013 Management of Change (WMG, University of Warwick)

Oct 2013 ProMetric Training (Radiant Zemax)

May 2013 Promoting yourself and your research (Postgraduate Researcher Enterprise Programme, University of Warwick)

Apr 2013 Academic Writing: Referencing and Plagiarism (Research Student Skills Programme, University of Warwick)

Apr 2013 Sales and Sales Management (WMG, University of Warwick)

Apr 2012 Financial Accounts and Control Systems (WMG, University of Warwick)

Feb 2012 Innovation (WMG, University of Warwick)

Dec 2011 Research Methodology (WMG, University of Warwick)

Dec 2011 Effective reading and note making (Research Student Skills Programme, University of Warwick)

Nov 2011 Effective Literature Searching (Research Student Skills Programme, University of Warwick)

Nov 2011 How to be an Effective Researcher (Research Student Skills Programme, University of Warwick)


2015 Invited speaker at 'Lighting and Transportation' seminar hosted by the department of Business, Innovation & Skills

2014 Warwick Women in Science Committee, Seasonal Events Lead

2011 Gained an EPSRC studentship to study for a EngD(International) at the University of Warwick

2009 Fleet-wide installation of design solution for UK Typhoon

2008 Bronze Award in the BAE Systems Chairman's Awards

2003-2005 Presentations to the Aircraft Self Damage from Air Weapons Committee


Society Memberships

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET - Student Membership)

Society of Light and Lighting (SLL - Student Membership)

Society for Information Displays (SID - Student Membership)

Illuminating Engineering Society (IES - Student Membership)

The Optical Society (OSA - Student Membership)

International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE - Student Membership)


Software Skills

SPEOS, SolidWorks, PDMWorks, Autodesk Inventor, Catia V5, Mechanical Desktop/AutoCAD, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Adobe Acrobat, eSys, Citrix Visibility, Minitab, Nvivo


Oct 2007 – Sept 2011 EDO MBM Technology Ltd, Brighton (Design Engineer)

EDO MBM Technology Ltd is part of the Integrated Structures division of ITT Corporation, a leading designer of Aircraft Suspension and Release Equipment.
My role within the engineering team was split between customer service and design. One of my achievements within this role was the design of a component which is now in service across the entire UK Typhoon fleet.

My daily tasks on any project for design included:
• Project management
• Produce detailed models and manufacturing/interface drawings using Solidworks
• Preparation of design and test specifications
• Design, test and certify equipment to airworthiness and safety requirements/specifications
• Support for manufacture and maintenance of drawings

My daily tasks for customer support included:
• Provide customer support for in service equipment
• Preparation of amendments for aircraft manuals held by the RAF, MoD & Aerospace contractors
• Qualify equipment to airworthiness requirements and specifications for a new role
• Write maintenance and servicing procedures for in service equipment
• Equipment fault investigations
• Support for manufacture and installation

Mar 2005 - Oct 2007 SEOS Ltd, Burgess Hill (Systems Engineer)

SEOS is in the business of design, development, production, installation and maintenance of immersive display solutions for use in simulation, training, visualization and research.
My role within the engineering team was mainly to design large collimated displays for commercial or military flight simulators, from concept design through to provision of system. My daily tasks on any project included:

• Provide concept designs & layouts to sales to win orders
• Produce detailed models and manufacturing/interface drawings using Solidworks
• Provide customer with interface information and requirements
• Inspect paint and manufactured components (GRP, Honeycomb & sheet metal) & finished system
• Display & projection system layout using bespoke software
• Bill of Materials created using Citrix Visibility
• Release & control of documents using PDM Works & change note system
• Admin support for other PDM Works users
• Support for manufacture and installation

Dec 2003 - Mar 2005 Insys Ltd, Bedford (Systems Engineer)

Insys Limited is a leading UK defence contractor supplying integrated systems solutions to the UK and allied armed forces directly or through global prime contractors. My daily tasks in the Weapons Performance team included:

• Aircraft Self Damage & Release Clearance Analysis
• Thermal Studies
• Ballistic Studies
• Ballistic Studies & plotting Hazard Impact Area Traces (HIATs)
• Preparation of amendments for aircraft manuals held by the RAF, MoD & Aerospace contractors
• Presentations for the Aircraft Self Damage from Aircraft Weapons Committee (ASDAWC) meetings held at Insys.

Jun 1999-Jan 2003 Minell Design Ltd, Nuneaton (Junior Prototype Engineer)

Minell Designs was a small electrical engineering company, which produced wiring harnesses for the automotive and white goods industries. My role included:

• Work with prototype design and development
• Composition of parts/components lists and bill of materials using the eSys program
• Produce visual inspection sheets
• Harness Assembly/wire crimping
• Modification of process boards & sheets to specifications & eSys lists