In an Industry which seems to be stereotypically for men, the VEC are challenging these stereotypes as we highlight the fantastic and bold women who are involved in engineering, technology and science today!
The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC)
Lynn Dwyer has been the Interim Head of Business Development for the VEC for over 4 years now and shows no sign of slowing down. Lynn manages VEC projects and commercial activity and is pretty much the face of the VEC. Introducing SME’s, businesses and potential clients to our facilities, our unique skills and technologies as well as showcasing some of our exciting and fantastic previous collaborative work, Lynn shows the rest of the world what benefits the VEC can bring to a variety of businesses.
Finance Manager, Debbie Rogers has over 26 years of experience in finance control and business administration, expertise she has transferred over to the LCR4 Project. Debbie is responsible for all admin and finance matters not only within the VEC, but also the LCR4 Project as the main partners. The LCR4 Project is a regional and large scale project so Debbie’s knowledge and experience is key to a successful delivery.
Dr Georgia Georgiou is one of the VEC’s Project Engineers and provides expertise to support a range of organisations at early product development stages to ensure the best product possible is created efficiently and effectively. Georgia also delivers optimisation and uncertainty analysis across a wide range of industry sectors including aerospace.
Louise Wong is our Creative Visualisation Technician and can be found creating, designing and developing 3D models based on specifications provided for simulations. A key part of Louise’s role is to prepare and create models into virtual environments and products by processing raw data, using different visual tools and preparing and presenting demonstrations. Recently Louise has been passing on her expertise to undergraduate students at the University of Liverpool providing the next generation of industrial design and engineering students with the necessary skills they will need in their future careers. Louise has also been part of the small team which has assisted the University of Liverpool Velocipede Team by developing a virtual model of the Arion bike they are creating in the hopes of breaking a number of personal and global speed records.
Marketing Officer, Emma Rhodes joined the VEC in 2016, becoming responsible for all marketing activity for not only the VEC, but the LCR4 Project as a whole, liaising with and supporting all 5 partners of the project and ensuring all marketing collateral and project branding is consistent with the same strong messaging.
Emma also works close with Marketing Agency, Active Profile, a highly successful business which has 90.9% female employees. Active Profile has a strong background in science and technology and has previously worked with clients such as Energy Innovation Centre, Liverpool Science Park and Northern Gas Networks.