About Gaurish Shirodkar
Academic Level Master’s Degree
Age 23 - 27 Years
I am a mechanical engineer with a passion for Motorsports and have held various roles to develop my skills and knowledge as an engineer. Recently I finished my
MSc in Automotive Engineering and Electrical Vehicles. During my time at the Oxford Brookes University, I contribute to Oxford Brookes Racing as Powertrain
Technical Lead. My involvement with Formula Student competitions spans across multiple years through various roles. Seeking the optimum solution and taking
engineering design to its limits is what drives me. Being result oriented has taught me to look for expertise beyond my own limitations and integrate it into
everything I do. I possess a flair for team building and motivation; in doing so operating at full potential.
Oxford Brookes University
Activities and Societies: Oxford Brookes Racing Serve as Powertrain Technical Lead providing technical oversight to all the sub-sections and ongoing projects. Design team, Calibration team and Engine Build team being the subsections. Some major projects include Exhaust manifold, Engine cooling system, Differential mounts, Etc. The team finished 2nd overall and 1st endurance at FSUK 2019. Classified as the top UK team. The team got 1st in Business at FSA 2019. Dissertation Title: “Further Development of an In-cylinder Pressure Based DAQ System and Investigation into Applicability of Induction Time Integral Based Knock Prediction Model as a Knock Detection Method” Advisor: Dr Changho Yang The aim is to rectify and refine a DAQ system which utilizes an in-cylinder pressure sensor to extract IMEP, COV, MFB, P-V plot, etc. previously developed alumni and to further develop it by adding knock detection capability using empirical induction time correlations. The developed system will be validated with the engine test bed available at the University. The modules we covered during the course were following. Important projects done over the course have are available in media. 1. Noise, Vibration and Harshness 2. Advanced Powertrain Engineering 3. Electric Vehicles 4. Advanced Vehicle Dynamics 5. Data Acquisition Systems and Computational Modeling 6. Advanced Engineering Management Graduated with a 2:1
Savitribai Phule Pune University
Activities and Societies: Formula Student(2014-17) Roles-Engine Expert(2014), Section Lead- Powertrain & LV Electronics(2015-17),Chief Engineer(2016-17) Achievements-1st in Cost Event at Formula ATA 2015 Mechanical Engineering Student Association-Secretary and Founding member of MESA. TechTonic-General Secretary-TechTonic is a multi-college level tech event. With a footfall of over 5000. Served for three years in a row. Engine 360-Conceived and successfully conducted a workshop three years in a row. Thesis: “Design and Analysis of Eddy current braking system” Proposed a hypothesis for an alternative braking system suitable for long-distance highway commute. Proved the feasibility of the concept numerically and experimentally with a scaled model as proof of concept. Presented at “National Conference on Research, Design and Development in Engineering, Management and Sciences” on 20th March 2016 and published in “International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Applications in Engineering, Technology and Sciences” Graduated with a 2:1
2018 - 2018
Cummins India Ltd, CTCI
Part of the team responsible for Test Cell development, erection, certification and post-handover Support. Posts processing test data for troubleshooting the supported Test cells was my primary roll. The test sell utilized AVL Puma systems and Horriba emissions equipment and liaising with the respective vendors to meet set targets was one of the responsibilities. Being an active member in the team enabled me to work with several other internal teams as well as outside experts. The experience helped me broaden my knowledge and taught me how to adapt to a given task. I had the opportunity to work with a variety of test cells such as endurances cells, performance cells, etc. and learn from the Drive cycles and the adhered emission standards. Team projects were Development of Multi-mode Altitude Simulating CVS Test Cell and HHP Test Cell. The individual project was rectifying pressure regulation in the fuel and coolant circuits.
2012 - 2017
Manage customer issues from troubleshooting to repair and delivery. Only tackled critical issues which weren’t resolved through the usual process.
2011 - 2012
Carried out repairs and routine maintenance of motorcycles. Worked on over 60 motorcycles per week.