UCL-Venturas sent to India to help with COVID-19 surge
The UCL-Ventura breathing aid is part of over 600 devices including ventilators and oxygen concentrators being sent to the country, which is experiencing its biggest…Read more
Dr Mehdi Baghdadi
Electric Vehicle Traction Motors
Battery Electric Motorcycle Touring and Drivetrain Optimisation.
Electric motorcycles are fast becoming a staple of urban commutes, offering a variety of benefits from low emissions to excellent performance, but longer journeys remain difficult due to natural limitations on battery size.
Building on experience gained during a 1,500 mile tour on a self-built electric motorcycle, Fred’s research is investigating methods for improving range and reducing charge times to the point that long-distance electric motorcycle touring becomes a practical reality. Battery chemistry is already an area of intensive research but chassis and aerodynamic design is equally important for efficient touring, as is drivetrain optimisation, which will be the main focus of Fred’s thesis.
Better scientific understanding of global warming makes the discussion about its geopolitical consequences increasingly urgent. Put simply, there are going to be winners and losers:…Read more