Michael studied General Engineering Specialising in Mechanics at Durham University, and graduated with an MEng honours degree in 2016.
During his final year at Durham, Michael undertook a research project in the field of nanomaterials for the application of medical engineering, investigating the optimisation of electrospinning nanofibres for scaffolding used in cell-culture growth. To support the analysis of optimal mechanical and material nanofibre properties, Michael designed and developed specific electrospinning equipment in conjunction to the project.
Before joining Elkington + Fife, Michael also completed the Bosch Graduate Specialist Programme, providing him an insight into commercial product development. He developed experience in project management, technical sales, and business development, within the fields of Highly Automated Driving systems, car multimedia, fuel injection systems, and mobility solutions within smart cities.