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NAMTEC welcomes a new Business Development Manager

NAMTEC welcomes a new Business Development Manager

Betime Nuhiji, BDM at NAMTEC

Betime Nuhiji is the new Business Development Manager at The National Metals Technology Centre (NAMTEC). With a strong technical background and a friendly nature, she is a perfect fit for the job.

Betime graduated with an undergraduate degree in Mechatronic Engineering from Deakin University, Australia. It was during this time that she discovered her flair for composite work. Enrolling in summer work gave her the opportunity to experiment with natural fibre composites alongside carbon fibre composites, by utilising various processing and manufacturing methods. One of her most memorable creations was a Nissan Skyline Spoiler badge.

Her future was then shaped by this passion for composites, as her final project involved making a carbon fibre ankle-foot orthosis brace (AFO) for a patient, alongside the guidance of an orthotist. This was followed by a PhD in epoxy clay nanocomposites.

After completing her PhD, Betime was offered a fantastic opportunity to work in the UK on a knowledge transfer project with the University of Leeds in 2010.

During this time, Betime worked with multinational companies and SMEs, as well as organised short scientific courses on a variety of topics including industrial powder mixing, non-aqueous colloids, particle and powder characterisation and rheology of suspensions/dispersions. The most challenging to organise was the course on formulation science & technology, as it was a joint venture with a regional SME that encompassed speakers from industry (including Syngenta, Infineum, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Malvern) as well as academia ( University of Leeds and University of Bristol).

Furthermore, she enjoyed the experience of organising exhibitors & sponsors for an international colloids conference – UK Colloids 2011. It had a great turnout with a mixture of academics and industry partners. As a result of its success, the second conference has been planned for 2014.

That said, her passion lies in large scale engineering, and hence, she has embarked on a career at NAMTEC. She has hit the ground running, and has already made contact with several regional companies. Betime thrives on networking and gaining a deeper insight to the operation of a company. This will prove beneficial in this role which requires her to work with the SME community, supporting them in building a competitive edge and achieving development goals.

Betime loves travelling, nationally and internationally, so if you haven’t had a chance to meet her yet, you will do soon. Look out for her at Offshore Europe from the 3-6th September and the NAMTEC annual conference on 10th October.


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