Staff Profiles

Dr Patricia P H Winfield

BTech, PhD, CEng, FIMMM

Deputy Head of the Sustainable Vehicle Engineering Centre

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

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Phone number: 01865483557


Location: Technology Building, Wheatley Campus

The Sustainable Vehicle Engineering Centre (SVEC), provides the automotive sector with a unique combination of engineering and scientific skills. Our research is concerned with the whole lifecycle of the motor vehicle from raw materials, to design, powertrain, fuels, manufacture, disassembly, recycling and reuse of components and materials. Two particular aspects of current research include hybrid and electric vehicle technologies and lithium ion battery recycling; other research includes EU, TSB and EPSRC-funded projects on LCA of new sustainable materials and manufacturing routes, disassembly of bonded joints and safe deployment of pyrotechnic devices. The Centre also specialises in forecasting, strategy, business models and the implications of legislation for the automotive industry.