More than an Engineer
Adrian was a bright and capable student, who I had the pleasure of supervising. The supervision took place as Adrian took it upon himself to learn more about the research within the department and apply for a summer training placement. What was most impressive about this is that during the placement (and as an undergraduate student) he learnt enough and had the confidence to teach doctoral students the techniques he had learnt. In addition to this i also saw him use what he had learnt later in his studies to tutor his peers.
As well as his capabilities within Maths, science and engineering, he proved to be an able worker, prompt, punctual and able to use his own initiative, as a person he was, and still is well liked within the department.
Successful training of others (at a higher educational level than himself) and tutoring of peers.
Adrian is a very skilled and competent teacher. He explained concepts to me in simple terms and at a pace in which I was able to effectively understand. I was having a very difficult time understanding a module and had left it the day before he final exam to finish learning. Adrian taught me the basics and then built on those concepts to a level where I understood the theory of what was being taught.
I managed to get a 2:2 in the module, far surpassing on my expectations for it considering that a day earlier I knew close to nothing for it.