Imperial Racing Green's Fuel Cell Shell Eco-Marathon Vehicle Powers into Competition - 2nd July 2016
Imperial Racing Green is a student-led project aimed at designing, making and racing zero-emission vehicles. In it's inaugural year in London, Imperial Racing Green entered a hydrogen fuel cell-supercapacitor passive hybrid vehicle based on the patent filed by the group. Supported by Bramble Energy, the Energy Futures Lab and group members Dr. Billy Wu, Dr. Greg Offer, Ashkan Kavai and Max Naylor-Marlow, the students powered past scrutineering onto the track. Along the way Dr. Billy Wu and Max Naylor-Marlow appeared on London Live talking about the vehicle. Watch this space for IRG's 2017 entry into the competition.
Fuel cell band wins 2nd place at the engineering impact awards - 2nd Nov 2015
Dr. Billy Wu and Dr. Michael Parkes attended the National Instruments Engineering Impact awards held at the Royal Academy of Engineering where their submission: Zero Emission Music: A Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Band, won 2nd place. The student build fuel cell generator was used at a number of public engagement events to highlight zero-emission power generation with notable outing including powering part of the BBC 5Live radio studios during their energy day where they appeared on BBC Breakfast news and Blue Peter (winning the prestigious Green Blue Peter Badge). The fuel cell generator has also featured at the Imperial Festival powering a zero-emission band.
Dr Billy Wu appointed lecturer in School of Design Engineering - 1st Jan 2015
Dr Billy Wu, PhD student (2010-2013), Postdoc (2013-2014) is appointed lecturer in the new school of design engineering at Imperial College London, and extends the group to span 3 departments with 4 academic groups working together.
Christoph Mazur & Christopher Emmott are Commended in the Global Sustainability Film Awards - 8th Dec 2014
This movie was created by Christopher Emmott and Christoph Mazur (EES group PhD candidate), supported by the Energy Futures Lab at Imperial College London. The original two part documentary film, is available at http://poweringthetopoftheworld.wordpress.com/