Born in Singapore, Wilson completed a Diploma in Mechatronic Engineering from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore’s second oldest government polytechnic. Wilson had a strong interest in electro-mechanical systems and gadgets in general, spending two years in the country’s mandatory National Service after his graduation, as a vehicle mechanic and clerk before moving to Melbourne, Australia, to further his studies at Monash University’s Clayton campus.
While undertaking a Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering at Monash, Wilson undertook an honours project with Andreas in the Laboratory for Dynamic Imaging in 2011. The project involved the redesigning and rebuilding of a research ventilator used extensively by the lab’s researchers at the SPring-8 synchrotron in Japan.
After the completion of the project and the usefulness of the ventilator’s modifications, Wilson completed an internship with LDI over the Summer of 2011/2012, with the objective of further improving the ventilator, now focusing on its software controller. This became a continuing part-time employment role while Wilson completed his studies.
In 2013, Wilson transferred his role into a full-time Research Officer position, and was directly involved with the mechanical systems of the preclinical scanner build in the LDI laboratory space at Monash University’s New Horizons research centre. Wilson designed the positioning system for the X-ray panels used, before moving across fulltime at 4Dx in August 2013 as a Design Engineer.
Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (hons.) Monash University
Diploma of Mechatronic Engineering Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore