Anneka Kang AMIMechE
My Associate Membership
I started my career as an energy consultant, auditing food factories to make them more efficient. Then, after two years as a Mechanical Design Engineer, I decided to do a PhD at the UCL Energy Institute. I’m modelling how a relatively new efficient type of solar panel (photovoltaic-thermal) with storage could be integrated into our cities to provide clean heating and electricity.
I became an Associate Member because I want to achieve Chartered status by the time I finish my PhD. Becoming professionally registered means I’ll be better paid if I work in consulting again in the future. Customers are willing to pay a premium for consultants with the CEng MIMechE letters after their names. I also view it as a good way to get international recognition that my work is of a certain standard and experience.
While I work towards CEng, my Associate membership means I’m entitled to use the credentials AMIMechE after my name. Being associated with IMechE is good for my CV and shows my connections and commitment to the industry.