• Kacper Kaczmarczyk

  • Theme:Chemical Energy Converters
  • Project:Computational Modelling of Hydrogen Combustion in Internal Combustion Engines
  • Supervisor:Sam Akehurst
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Bio

Kacper graduated from University of Wales Trinity St. David in 2019 with a first-class BEng (Hons) in Motorcycle Engineering, focusing on powertrain development. Kacper’s final year thesis expanded upon the understanding of internal combustion engines (ICE); specifically, calculating real polytropic index during combustion, in addition to adopting and modelling turbulent jet ignition technology from Formula 1 into a passenger car engine. His passion for ICEs was realized by a race engine development company, Race Techniques Ltd. where Kacper carried out modelling & optimization of high-performance Porsche engine. Subsequently, Kacper also led a team for modelling and optimizing Ford Zetec hill climb racing engine, for which he designed a bolt on passive turbulent jet ignited system, based on his thesis work. Kacper is also motorcycle enthusiast, which drove him to become data analyst of Kawasaki sub-team of Orthus Racing for one racing season. 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.

Name Role Description Date Website
University of Bath, Mechanical Engineering Design and Project Exhibition - Cohort 2 Presentation

"AAPS CDT Presents: The 2030 Novus - Spiritual Successor To The Prius"

During the MRes year of the programme, the cohort were inspired by the impact of the Toyota Prius, and developed an architecture for a sustainable vehicle targeted at the market of 2030. Projecting forward using current and anticipated global trends, the transdisciplinary team explored a variety of opportunities for innovation and, using a holistic systems-engineering approach, developed a crossover plug-in hybrid vehicle.

26/05/2021
IMechE Conference Attendee

I’ve attended an IMechE conference which displayed many new interesting developments in the powertrain industry, such as the importance of two-speed gearboxes for electric vehicles.

01/01/0001
AVL Webinar Attendee

I’ve attended a webinar by AVL, which presented their new project: hydrogen combustion engine for the heavy-duty sector, in which they showcased a couple of the findings they have achieved in the past few months.

01/01/0001
AAPS Conference 2022 Speaker

Title of talk: Computation and Modelling of Turbulent Schmidt Number for RANS ICE Hydrogen Direct Injection Applications

12/07/2022
- 13/07/2022

AAPS Conference 2022

Siemens Virtual ICE Conference 2022 Attendee

Conference about decisions that will shape the next decade and determine the pathway to 2050 and net zero emissions. 

20/10/2022

Siemens Virtual ICE Conference 2022

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