• Joris Simaitis

  • Theme:Sustainability and Low Carbon Transition
  • Project:Anticipating the Environmental Impacts of Automotive: Integrating Future Energy Systems into Prospective Life Cycle Assessment.
  • Supervisor:Stephen Allen
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Bio

Meet Joris - a sustainability practitioner with a passion for securing a future that is environmentally sustainable, socially just, and economically thriving. His PhD is developing advanced life cycle assessment (LCA) methods that help determine the future impacts of automotive technology. With a MSci and MSc from UCL in Physical Sciences and Engineering, Joris works with startups, think tanks, and large businesses across various industries such as construction, consumer goods, and technology to implement sustainability strategies.

Joris is a 2021 Alumni of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's "From Linear to Circular" programme and Founder & Trustee at Editors for Impact. He also contributed to Degrees of Change in the past and led the largest Engineers Without Borders branch at UCL.

Beyond his work, Joris is an advocate for physical and mental health, and he enjoys practicing triathlon, martial arts, and mindfulness. He also leads a plant-based lifestyle and loves spending time in nature and playing classical guitar. His morning ritual is simple but satisfying - freshly ground coffee beans!

Name Description Date
AAPS ITT3

AAPS ITT3 took place in collaboration with external partners from Horiba Mira virtually, on the theme of Cybersecurity in the Automotive Industry. Academics, students and industry representatives work collaboratively in groups throughout the week to describe and formulate real-life industrial problems into research proposals. During the ITT Students gained research distillation, presentation and group working skills.

18/01/2021
- 22/01/2021
RRI Training - Cohort 2

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is an important part of the AAPS CDT’s training programme, so each student undertakes an introduction into RRI to be able to understand and explain the concept of RRI, the importance of RRI and to illustrate how RRI principles can be implemented.

11/05/2021
AAPS ITT4

AAPS ITT4 took place in collaboration with external partners from National Express. Academics, students and industry representatives work collaboratively in groups throughout the week to describe and formulate real-life industrial problems into research proposals. During the ITT Students gained research distillation, presentation and group working skills.

07/06/2021
- 11/06/2021
Summer Masterclass - LCA

AAPS CDT Students attended a summer masterclass on the topic of LCA, where they gained an overview of sustainability and learn the theory of LCA (attributional, consequential, use in existing and emerging technology/materials) and looked into different case studies.

06/07/2021
- 14/07/2021
Summer Masterclass - Low Carbon Fuels

AAPS CDT Students attended a summer masterclass on the theme Low Carbon Fuels, where they learnt about the chemistry behind conventional fuels and what they actually are, what each family of components do and used this as a platform to overview the main routes to future renewable transport fuels. This masterclass also gave an introduction to Hydrogen.

26/07/2021
Summer Masterclass - Gas Purification

AAPS CDT Students attended a summer masterclass on the theme Gas Purification where they learnt about different technologies for air cleaning, reduction of emissions and treatment of exhaust gas and gained an understanding in the differences between new and traditional technologies in terms of emissions.

29/07/2021
Peer Mentor Training - Cohort 2

Each student is assigned a peer mentor when they join the programme, and then subsequently become a peer mentor to the following intake of students. Peer mentoring training is delivered by the Student Union to provide students with key insights on how to be a good mentor such as being a good active listener and a set of psychological models that can be used to encourage reflective discussions.

11/08/2021
WECA Local Mobility Planning Workshop

This workshop, hosted by WECA (West of England Combined Authority), provided an opportunity to work with a local authority and to discuss solutions and improvements to the surrounding mobility and transportation infrastructure while utilising the CDTs multidisciplinary pool of knowledge. This session gave an oversight to WECA's Future Transport Zone (FTZ).

02/05/2021
Software Training - Python

Introduction to Programming in Python, an online research workshop hosted by University of Bath

15/02/2021
AAPS ITT5

AAPS ITT5 took place in collaboration with external partners from Lotus Engineering in the centre of Bath. Academics, students and industry representatives work collaboratively in groups throughout the week to describe and formulate real-life industrial problems into research proposals. During the ITT Students gained research distillation, presentation and group working skills.

17/01/2022
- 21/01/2022
Research Incubator: Hydrogen

Research Incubator: Hydrogen took place in the centre of Bath. Academics, students and industry representatives work collaboratively in groups throughout the week to describe and formulate real-life industrial problems into research proposals. During the Research Incubator, students gained research distillation, presentation and group working skills.

23/01/2023
- 27/01/2023

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