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University of Bath

AAPS students starting in 2020

PhD students who started at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (AAPS) in 2020

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    Sina's research interests are chemical energy conversion and low carbon fuels in future automotive propulsion systems.

    James' research will be exploring the use of AI to automate BoM validation which will aim to reduce miss-builds and provide vehicle makers with good information across the whole product line-up, allowing for more accurate planning in terms of assembly as well as financial control.

    Abdu sees a valuable opportunity to play a major role in tackling the rising sustainability issues and help provide a cleaner future for successive generations.

    Isaac's research interests are in the development and optimisation of smart charging and vehicle-to-grid algorithms, which could allow electric vehicles to provide ancillary services, enable further renewable energy integration and increase customer incentives.

    Ryan aims to widen his knowledge of other disciplines relating to the sector and develop electrical powertrain technologies, with a focus on battery systems.

    Charlie's research will be applying his experience in design and manufacturing while widening his knowledge and expertise to help improve efficiency and sustainability in vehicle design.

    Kacper is interested in advancing ICE sustainability and performance via computer modelling and looks forward to working within AAPS to edge closer to his ambition of a carbon neutral, efficient and exciting propulsion future.

    Dino's research interest is in Propulsion Electrification and hopes to further his own and his industry's knowledge in the area of Power Electronics and Wide Bandgap semiconductor devices as we progress to cleaner transport systems.

    Aaron will be working towards optimising production of p-menthane/p-cymene blends from naturally occuring crude sulfate turpentine and how these blends could be incorporated within combustion engines.

    Lukas' interest is in Supervisory Control Algorithms and Energy Management Strategies of Hybrid Electric Vehicles.

    Lois's research will be to understand how to encourage pro-environmental behaviour and increase adoption of new vehicle technologies in vulnerable populations, thereby improving their quality of life, and tackling larger societal environmental issues.

    Rita hopes to explore the concept of smart cities (transportation and urban planning) and investigate how they can develop alongside the current advancements in the automotive industry.

    Patrick's research interests lie in technology strategy, in particular the implications of technological discontinuous change for incumbents and in offering pragmatic approaches for such incumbents to design effective entrepreneurial opportunities to exploit in order for strategic renewal.

    Howard's research interest is in propulsion electrification, focusing on the viability of the electrification of agricultural machinery.

    Paloma's research interest is in low carbon fuels, focusing on composite manufacture and optimisation of insert design and location strategy in composite sandwich panels.

    Joris' research topic seeks to leverage LCA to explore, demystify, and map environmental hotspots of emerging battery technology with the ambition to better-define Circular Economy pathways for emerging battery supply-chains.

    Alex hopes to learn more about the systems that power modern vehicles and what unanswered questions exist to stimulate mathematical thought.

    Onur's research topic is in the area of Leidenfrost propulsion for cooling flows in AM parts.

    Julian's main research interest is in decarbonising the goods transport sector in the UK.