Emily is currently studying for an EngD in Materials Science and Engineering at the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) in Swansea University. She has a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Sussex University which she completed in 2014. Since starting her EngD in Swansea, Emily has undergone a number of materials science modules as well as working with the project’s sponsor company Beckers to isolate stress whitening in pre-coated metal (PCM) samples. Currently, Emily’s work concerns the development of mechanical and chemical tests to determine the mechanisms; stress whitening can occur by in different PCM systems. As well as accurately imaging samples to compare micro structure of different stress whitened materials.