Fernando is in the third year of his PhD in Biomechanics. His multidisciplinary project, on how lung disease affects the mechanical properties of lung tissues, is co-supervised by Professors Alastair Stewart (Pharmacology & Therapeutics) and Peter Lee (Mechanical Engineering). Fernando has several publications in peer-review journals and has presented his work in international conferences in USA, China and Australia. Fernando also enjoys teaching and Art. Prior to commencing his PhD, Fernando completed a degree in Chemical Engineering at San Francisco de Quito University and an Honours year at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago.