• Ryan Hughes

  • Theme:Propulsion Electrification
  • Project:Robust Real-Time Thermal Modelling of High-Speed Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine
  • Supervisor:Chris Vagg
  • Industry Partner: AVL
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Ryan has a Master's degree in Mechatronics from the University of Bath, which he completed after studying a Bachelor's in Renewable Energy Engineering at the University of Exeter. Ryan is interested in applying his knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering to the electrification of automotive propulsion. During his Master's he lead the powertrain team for the University of Bath's autonomous electric formula student car and subsequently completed his thesis on the thermal management of a solid polymer electrolyte lithium metal battery pack. Within the AAPS CDT Ryan aims to widen his knowledge of other disciplines relating to the sector and develop electrical powertrain technologies, with a focus on battery systems. Outside of University he likes to run, cycle, and work on motorcycle projects!

Name Role Description Date Website
Climate Exp0 Poster

I presented the work from my MSc dissertation on solid-state battery at the Climate Exp0 in the Mitigation Solutions theme with a poster, titled 'Is Elevated Operational Temperature a Barrier to Solid-State Battery Adoption?'. This conference was all held virtually which was a unique experience and improved my communication skills for a wider audience.

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: Implementing Memory into Machine Learning Models

- 13/07/2022

AAPS Conference 2022

SIA Powertrain and Energy Conference Speaker

Title of talk: Analysis of Reconfigurable Motor Windings for Better Efficiency, Increased Power Density, and Reduced Magnet Usage

- 16/06/2022

SIA Powertrain and Energy Conference

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