Stephen has recently graduated with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University Belfast and has begun his PhD within the Biohaviour team. During his degree he also had underwent a placement at Whale Pumps, where he was involved as a design engineer.

He has always had an interest in new and developing technologies, coming runner-up Queen's Entrepreneur of the Year for helping to advance some of these. While in industry he was involved in 3D printing techniques and services, experimenting with Rapid Prototype Tooling and other new ideas for rethinking manufacture and design.

Currently Stephen's work is focused on the autonomous growth of the system, looking to nature's techniques for inspiration, and he is excited to see what emergent possibilities will come out of Biohaviour.