Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Working with business

Jaguar Land Rover

Loughborough has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with both Jaguar and Land Rover. A number of research groups in different discipline areas have pioneered new areas in product development and business processes. Today the University is established as a principal research partner of Jaguar in a number of technology areas.

The University also has a role in the training and development of JLR engineers. In a recent development JLR has inaugurated the Technical Accreditation Scheme in which Loughborough participates with Cranfield, Coventry and Warwick Universities. JLR engineers take modules at the different Universities according to their professional needs with the option of proceeding to an MSc.

Examples of recent research projects with JLR include

Hotfire

This project, in which Loughborough worked with JLR and other University partners was designed to explore and demonstrate modelling methods for modern gasoline combustion concepts.

Exergy

Loughborough and JLR engineers have been discussing the need for a component-in-the-loop test facility that would be used for a variety of developments in and around the powertrain.

Discussions continue with a view to establishing test facilities in the Holywell Park complex at the West end of the Loughborough campus.

Further Information

To find out more about the Jaguar Land Rover collaboration, please contact:

Professor Richard Stobart
E: R.K.Stobart@lboro.ac.uk
T: +44 (0) 1509 227201