Let's Talk About the Future of Transport

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07 December 2022 18:30 - 20:00
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The IMechE Greater Manchester Young Members Panel invite you to attend an evening discussion on the future of transport. This event will be an online talk on Wed 7th Dec 2022 from 18:30 - 20:00 GMT. We welcome two talks from Cardiff University and Hyperloop to discuss what are the cutting-edge innovations and decarbonising technologies in our automotive, rail, and aerospace industries.

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More details on our speakers:

Rutvik Bhaskar Perepa, Chief Technical Officer at Hyperloop Manchester. Rutvik is currently pursuing an MPhil in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester after having graduated from the same university with an MEng and working at IKOS consulting as an MBSE Engineer for a year. He has joined Hyperloop since 2020 January.
The talk is about the case for Hyperloop to step in as a mode of transport for freight and possibly passenger movement. Hyperloop bridges the gap between Rail and Air by propelling vehicles in near vacuum infrastructure at speeds greater than 400 Km/hr. These systems are largely electromechanical, with electrodynamic problem statements. The technical challenge is an integration problem between electrical and mechanical systems and talk shall help shed some detail on this matter. This shall also talk about the student society and how sustainability research can be accelerated by student societies and engineering competitions being the proving ground for future engineers to be hired into problem solving responsibilities. 


Liana M. Cipcigan is a Professor at Cardiff University’s School of Engineering leading Sustainable Transport cross-cutting theme. She is Director of the Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence and leader of Sustainable Transport Research Network. She was at the forefront of the shift to electrified transport for over a decade being recognised nationally and internationally as an expert in Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles integration in electricity and transport networks. She is leading the £1M EPSRC Network+ “Decarbonising Transport through Electrification (DTE), a Whole system approach” integrating road, rail, maritime and aerospace sectors treating these as an integrated system embedded within the electricity energy vector with the goal of decarbonising the transport sector. She has collaborated widely with industry, more recently during her secondment at National Grid under Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowship, working in the Energy Insights department responsible for the Future Energy Scenarios. She has held as PI and Co-I projects in the excess of £15M from EPSRC, Royal Academy of Engineering, Innovate UK, UKERC, Welsh European Funding Office, Welsh Government Quebec-Wales cooperation programme, DPI Discovery Partners Institute USA, EU FP7/H2020/Horizon Europe and industry.  She was a member of Low Carbon Vehicles Steering group at Welsh Government providing recommendations to the Welsh Ministry for Economy, Science and Transport. She is a member of BSI technical committee ESL/120 Electrical Energy Storage, European IEC/TC120 Electrical Energy Storage and was a member of WG1 Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce making suggestions to government and industry to ensure that the GB energy system is ready for and able to facilitate and exploit the mass take up of EVs. She is Convenor of CIGRE WG C6.42 Electric Transportation Energy Supply Systems.


Rutvik Perepa, Chief Technical Officer & Akshat Damani, Head of the Magnetic Levitation at Hyperloop Manchester. Liana Cipcigan is a Professor at Cardiff University’s School of Engineering and Director of the Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence.


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