Elliot has completed an MEng in Material Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield, where his focus was additive layer manufacturing of high strength 7000 series aluminium alloys, concentrating on the microstructural effect of grain refiners. He then joined the Advanced Metallic System Centre for Doctoral Training and is now working on a PhD at The University of Manchester which focuses on the effect of warming forming on the material properties and formability of aluminium automotive sheet.