David Wilby

Research Software Engineer

David has a background as a researcher using methods from physics and engineering to tackle research questions in Animal Sensory Biology. Following a Physics degree at the University of Bath with a placement year at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, he began a PhD in the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials, taking this to the Schools of Biological Sciences and Physics, completing with a thesis on the optics of the avian retina using a range of numerical simulation techniques. Following this, David undertook postdoctoral research at the University of Bristol and Lund University, tackling a wide variety of projects in animal vision, most recently in developing automated analyses of large microCT scans of the eyes of bumblebees and hoverflies.

In the RSE team, David’s role is to undertake work in developing the impact of software built at the University of Sheffield.