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Chris Stone is a Laboratory Manager at the Advanced High Voltage Engineering Research Centre at Cardiff University.
He operates equipment capable of delivering thousands of volts in a fraction of a second, in other words, artificial lightning.
This is used to simulate how different materials stand up to being struck by lightning: a particularly important test for the aerospace industry.
Last updated: 8 October 2021