Engineering student Claire Canning has had a passion for science since she was young and graduated from the University of St Andrews with a degree in Marine and Environmental Biology. She then worked for a Masters in Conservation and Biodiversity.
With this background, an engineering role may seem unexpected, but Claire's had an ongoing interest in offshore renewable energy technologies and how they interact with the marine environment, which led her to undertake more studies and a role with EDF Energy.
Claire uses her knowledge of chemistry and biology to study the effects of corrosion and marine growth on offshore wind turbines. Her work helps EDF Energy develop cleaner sources of energy for our future.