- Student type: Domestic
- Degree type: Graduate Research
- Year commenced: 2014
- Degree(s): Graduate Bachelor of Science
- Specialisation: Graduate, Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering/Bachelor of Science with Honours
Steven Sammut studied a double degree in Aerospace Engineering and Science with Honours from 2009 to 2014. As part of his Science degree he conducted a piece of research on cold atom physics with fellow student Tasman Powis, under the supervision of Dr Tapio Simula in the School of Physics. The research was subsequently published in one of the world's most prestigious Physics journals, Physical Review Letters (PRL) and attracted media attention.
On graduating, Steven quickly secured the position of Project Engineer with CNC Design, a leading company in the Motion Control and Automation Industry.
"It was through studying Science at Monash that I was directed towards a career in research and development in Engineering. My degree gave me a concrete foundation in science from which I could build new technologies and apply them across different fields. The opportunity to be engaged in research as an undergraduate – I co-authored a paper published in the prestigious journal, Physical Review Letters – no doubt also contributed to me securing a great role in the Motion Control and Automation Industry. During my time at Monash I also developed strong communication and leadership skills; both vital in the workplace."
Pictured: Steven Sammut (left), Dr. Tapio Simula (center), Tasman Powis (right)