• Aleksandar Ribnishki

  • Theme:Chemical Energy Converters
  • Project:Knock in Direct Injection Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engines
  • Supervisor:Sam Akehurst
  • Industry Partner: JLR
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Alex recently graduated from the University of Bath with an MEng in Mechanical with Automotive Engineering, during which he undertook a three-month placement at Horstman Defence Systems Limited and a year-long placement at Mammoet. It was during these placements that he developed an interest towards the research and development of low carbon and carbon neutral systems. Alex’s passion for internal combustion engines led him to join the university’s ICE Formula Student team – Team Bath Racing, during his penultimate year. During his time with the team, Alex conducted engine simulations of the team’s KTM 500 engine and designed the intake system. For his final year project titled ‘Analytical and Numerical Modelling of the Surface-to-Volume Ratio of a Two-Stage Wankel Engine’ and supervised by Dr Aaron Costall, Alex investigated the effects that the geometrical parameters of a two-stage Wankel engine have on its surface-to-volume ratio and proposed an optimised engine design for reduced thermal losses and improved thermal efficiency.

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