• 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 Description Date
Diamond Lightsource Experiment Support

Supported another student’s work at Diamond Light Source, which is the UK’s national synchrotron facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire. This week-long stay included carrying out my initial safety training, and conducting x-ray diffraction on a variety of samples.

- 27/06/2021
Magnet Retention Device Testing

Conducted tensile testing of magnet retention devices in motors, composed of filament wound composite rings of various specifications. This testing was carried out using the Split Disk Method, following standard ASTM D2290-87.

- 27/09/2021

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