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This workshop aims to build connections between IAAPS academics and academics from other departments and APC spokes

About this Event

The Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems is a University wide undertaking with the aim of identifying and bringing together research strengths across all areas that can be focussed on the vitally important challenges around sustainable mobility.

This workshop aims to identify specific opportunities to conduct fundamental, holistic and cross-disciplinary research that contributes to the wider propulsion systems challenges. In particular, we have identified the following themes as promising areas for such activity:

Sustainability: Our research interest lies in the Life Cycle Assessment and commercial viability across the whole life cycle of future propulsion systems, including electrification, and considering production, power generation, running, maintenance and recycling.

Social: We need to find solutions to change people’s travel habit yet provide affordable public transport. We are also interested in future smart city transport systems, as well as transport systems in emerging economies.

Legislation: We want to understand how politics and regulation impact future transport (or vice versa), how to meet requirements of reducing emissions and pollution, and what that means to the direction of our research.

Technology: In addition to propulsion systems, we are eager to lead in a wider range of research such as electric vehicles, energy resources & management and autonomous driving.

In the workshop session we will form cross-disciplinary proposal development clusters around these themes and sub-themes, then review and define research topics.

Professor Jonathan Knight, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), and Professor Gary Hawley, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & Design and Executive Director of IAAPS, will open the workshop. The day will include with a keynote talk from Professor Chris Brace (Professor of Automotive Propulsion and Academic Director for IAAPS) and a networking lunch.

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