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Principal Engineer


University of Warwick
T:   024 7657 5971
W:   Energy and Electrical Systems


Dr Andrew McGordon has a BSc (Honours) degree in Physics from the University of Birmingham. After his undergraduate degree Andrew successfully completed his PhD in 'The Current-Voltage and Noise Properties of High Temperature Superconductor SNS and Grain Boundary Junctions' also at the University of Birmingham. Andrew then worked for British Steel, then Corus, in the Research, Development and Technology departments at Teesside Technology Centre followed by Swinden Technology Centre. His work focussed on modelling the straightening of long product sections and plate, and instrumentation and generation of user interfaces for control of heavy plant.

Andrew joined WMG in May 2005 working on the Premium Automotive Research and Development Hybrid Vehicle projects and developed the hybrid powertrain simulation tool, WARPSTAR. Andrew is currently a Principal Engineer in the Energy Storage and Management group at WMG, working on energy storage and vehicle modelling, alternative range extender technologies, real world fuel economy and teaching Hybrid Vehicle Technologies to both full-time and work-based postgraduate learners.

Research Projects

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  • Grandjean, Thomas, Barai, Anup, Hosseinzadeh, Elham, Guo, Yue, McGordon, Andrew, Marco, James, 2017. Large format lithium ion pouch cell full thermal characterisation for improved electric vehicle thermal management. Journal of Power Sources, 359, pp. 215-225, View
  • Barai, Anup, Widanage, Widanalage Dhammika, Uddin, Kotub, McGordon, Andrew, Jennings, Paul, 2016. The effect of average cycling current on total energy of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. Journal of Power Sources, 303, pp. 81-85, View
  • Barai, Anup, Widanage, Widanalage Dhammika, McGordon, Andrew, Jennings, P. A. (Paul A.), 2016. The influence of temperature and charge-discharge rate on open circuit voltage hysteresis of an LFP Li-ion battery. 2016 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Dearborn, MI, USA, 27-29 Jun 2016, Published in 2016 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), View

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Post Graduate Supervision

  • Simultaneous optimisation of fuel economy and emissions for real-world driving Date of Completion:2016
  • Hybridised Energy Storage for Transport Applications Date of Completion:2017
  • Trajectory Planning for Autonomous Vehicles Date of Completion:2018
  • Battery testing methods for real world usage Date of Completion:2018
  • Understanding battery ageing Date of Completion:2016
  • Data analysis methods for real world understanding of fuel economy Date of Completion:2016
  • Optimisation of component sizes of hybrid vehicles based on real world driving for optimum fuel economy, emissions and cost Date of Completion:2014
  • Design of a Vehicle-to-Home simulation tool for the analysis of novel energy storage applications Date of Completion:2012
  • Optimisation of hybrid electric vehicle management system for real world driving Date of Completion:2014