• Paloma Rodriguez

  • Theme:Propulsion Electrification
  • Project:Structural batteries mechanical resilience: Investigation and quantification of multiphysics coupling phenomena present in a novel structural battery architecture.
  • Supervisor:Alex Lunt
  • Industry Partner: GKN
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Paloma recently graduated from the University of Bath in 2020 with a first-class MEng (hons) in Mechanical Engineering. As part of her degree, she undertook a year-long placement at JCB, which consisted of three distinct four-month placements in different company departments. This allowed her to gain a broad insight into manufacturing, design techniques and processes required for large scale production. During her degree, she also became involved with Bath’s ICE Formula Student Team, Team Bath Racing, by helping with composite part manufacturing in her first year. In her third year, Paloma designed various chassis components, including roll-over and crash protection and chassis aerodynamic optimisation. In her final year, Paloma was elected Chassis lead for the 2020 season, with her final year project focusing on composite manufacture and optimisation of insert design and location strategy in composite sandwich panels.

Name Role Description Date Website
Cenex LCV2021 Presentation

Helped to run the AAPS exhibition stand at the Cenex LCV event at Millbrook proving ground with other members of the AAPS CDT and management team. This event also offered a range of seminars covering topics such as increasing levels of autonomy, decarbonisation, and vehicle to grid technologies.



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.

AAPS Conference 2022 Speaker

Title of talk: Structural Batteries and their applications

- 13/07/2022

AAPS Conference 2022

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