Pae Natwilai pays a visit

Cover shot with Pae

Pae comes back to College to feature on the cover of the Enterprising Activity Report.Image © Thomas Angus / Imperial College London  

Pae Natwilai (MSc Mechanical Engineering 2015) is founder and CEO of TRIK, which produces software for creating interactive 3D maps of large structures from Drone footage.

Pae originally developed TRIK as a project for WE innovate, Imperial’s programme to encourage entrepreneurial women. In 2017, she won the design innovation award, and was named as one of Forbes’ 30 under 30.

Image © Thomas Angus / Imperial College London 

Pae was originally just coming in for the Cover shot above (which I shot in the student union studio, using a sound deadening panel for the backdrop). We wanted to grab a candid image too, and Pae was kind enough to allow me to take her across campus to find a space.

The Enterprise Lab who first helped Pae start her business was unfortunately too busy with a Ministerial visit, so we headed to the Aerial Robotics Laboratory where one of the students was happy to help us.
This worked out well as both Pae and the student got on very well, Pae was interested in her research and business cards were exchanged! (top image)

Image © Thomas Angus / Imperial College London  

As Pae was saying goodbye from the Aerial robotics lab, she mentioned that she was going to be meeting her Mentor in the afternoon, and that her mentor had changed her life.
They kindly changed the location of their meeting and came back to campus to have it in the Enterprise Lab (which was now available) giving us some more lovely candid shots in the space, with a nice back story.

Image © Thomas Angus / Imperial College London  

One of Pae’s images is now on the homepage of the Enterprise website.

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