John Hughes - MSc Motorsport Engineering Graduate/Aerodynamics Consultant

John Hughes

MSc Motorsport Engineering Graduate/Aerodynamics Consultant - Bath
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I have recently completed an MSc in Motorsport Engineering at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (formerly Swansea Metropolitan University), having graduated in July 2019 with a First-Class Honours BEng in Motorsport Engineering. 

My principal focus of interest is aerodynamics and turbulent flow regimes, with 4 years of experience using numerical and experimental testing methods which have contributed towards my detailed knowledge of aerodynamic principles. I also have solid mechanical engineering skills that I have developed during my studies and work experience. I recently attained a voluntary position within a supervisory / advisory role to help guide final year students with their major projects. 

I am a proactive design engineer, always striving to give my best, push myself and learn new techniques to achieve my ambitions. I am also a good communicator, with the ability to listen, gather relevant facts and make informed decisions. I will always see a project through from start to finish.

My aerodynamic design work contributed towards a performance increase on a Dallara F399 that competes within the British Sprint Championship, increasing total downforce by 20% and efficiency by 22%. This has led to a 1.5 second lap time decrease.

Awards and Support

  • Solar Impulse
  • iMec
  • Voxdale
  • Professional MotorSport World Awards – MotorSport Technology of the Year

Code contributions by

  • KU Leuven
  • Inholland
  • Linkoping University