About Us

We are a group of Mechanical and Aero-mechanical Engineering students who have completed a masters group project at the University of Oviedo in Northern Spain. This page introduces each member of the group and explains a little about each of us.


Jason Cheng

 In my final year of studies at the University of Strathclyde. Lived at home for the duration of my university studies so going to Gijon, Spain for a semester was a well-needed break from the family. Living on my own has been great character building. I enjoy bouldering in my free time so when I wasn't doing project work, I was climbing at the local gym here. Highly recommend going to Gijon, it is a beautiful coastal city.


Martin Crawford

I am a final years Master’s student. I enjoy working with others to solve problems. I am passionate about engineering and am excited to take the next step in my career. When not studying, I enjoy climbing, surfing and playing guitar.


Zainuddin Siddiqi

I’m a 5th year mechanical engineering student at the University of Strathclyde, and I like to read in my free time. Reading allows me to experience things through the eyes of another and empathise with their viewpoints. Studying in Gijon was by far the best experience of my university years.


Matthew Bycroft

I'm a 5th year mechanical engineering student at the University of Strathclyde. I have been a part of the university tennis club since 1st year and have played tennis for around 10 years. I am also interested in football and watching films. This project was a great opportunity to live in a new country and experience a different culture for a few months and I would strongly recommend it to anyone else.


Charlie Smith

I am in my final year of a Master's in Mechanical Engineering. I have been a member of University of Strathclyde Rugby Club since first year and captained the team in 2018/19. This has greatly developed my team working, communication and leadership skills. Working and living in Gijon with my fellow group members was definitely a highlight of my university career and one that has broadened my horizons.