Tom Zalewski

Tom is currently a Failure Investigator working in the Materials Department of Rolls-Royce. The role requires him to perform investigative analysis techniques on component and assembly failures to determine their root cause. He started this role following completion of the Rolls-Royce Specialist Science Apprenticeship programme which he undertook alongside a part-time foundation degree, followed by a Bachelor's top-up degree, in Materials Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, graduating with First Class Honours.

For his accomplishments on the foundation degree, Tom was awarded the IOM3 2017 Technician of the Year Award. For accomplishments on the Bachelor's degree and for his work conducted at Rolls-Royce whilst a TIMMM, he was awarded the IOM3 Royal Charter Prize and the Technician  Medal respectively in 2019, alongside several accolades awarded by Sheffield Hallam University upon graduation.

Tom is also a proud committee member of the East Midlands Materials Society (EMMS) and holds a position on the IOM3 Advisory Council representing Technician members. He enjoys learning about all fields of materials engineering and science, but is especially interested in light alloy fatigue failure mechanisms.

Tom's hobbies include swimming, photography and spending time outdoors whilst walking the dog.

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