Hello, I’m Andrew Shannon, Senior Engineer at CATAGEN.

I work with CATAGEN’s ClimaHtech Net Zero technologies, researching new and innovative ways to create and handle renewable energy sources.

I was inspired by my uncle who is an engineer and I always thought I would do it too, when I found out I couldn’t be an astronaut because I wear glasses!

What does your average working day look like?

There isn’t an average day, it varies so massively, from designing new machines to creating biohydrogen to building carbon capture pilot plants to developing techno-economic models, every day is different.


What is your favourite thing about working at CATAGEN?  

The people I work with are wonderful and passionate about their jobs, it is awesome to be able to work with a great team to develop hopefully world-changing technologies.


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 What was the last programme/ box set you watched on TV?

Bosch, an American cop drama. It is brilliant!

Name two things you love (apart from your family friends):

The outdoors definitely, it is just so nice being in nature with fantastic landscapes surrounding you.

Anything exercise related – running, biking, canoeing, climbing, paddleboarding, surfing, karate, diving, skiing, just all of them please!

Name two things you really dislike:

Spiders definitely, need I say more?

 Soap operas – TV for dead people

What are you looking forward to this year?

On a personal note I’m excited to be going on a diving trip in the Mediterranean later this year with my old university friends!


If you were not an engineer, what would you be?

A doctor or a paramedic, I have always liked helping people.

Quickfire Questions

Sun Holiday or Snow Holiday –  Sun anyday of the week!

Night in or Night out – Can’t beat a relaxing night in.

Car or Bike  – Bike, more specifically my mountain bike lol 

LinkedIn or Instagram  – Instagram

Reading a book or watching TV – Watching TV because I don’t have the imagination for reading!