Six students and graduates of the Silesian University of Technology were chosen as laureates of the 19th edition of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles contest for the best diploma and research works. Our graduate was also rewarded with a prestigious Giovanni Agnelli Award, granted by Centro Riserche Fiat in Turin, Italy. The Awards Ceremony took place on 23rd of March at the Silesian University of Technology.
The aim of the contest is to support young researchers passionate about the automotive industry and innovative constructive solutions used thereof. Submitted works included engineering, master, doctoral and habitation projects related to the fields of study presented by FCA companies operating in Poland.
The ceremony led by the Vice Rector for Science and Development, Professor Marek Pawełczyk, was attended by the laureates from the Silesian University of Technology and the University of Bielsko-Biala, together with their supervisors and Deans of the faculties. Representatives of FCA companies and authorities from the University of Bielsko-Biala also took part in the event. The special guest at the ceremony was a representative of the Centro Riserche Fiat in Turin, Tommaso Giunti.
In this year’s edition, six works from the Silesian University of Technology were awarded – two engineering and four master’s theses - as well as four from the University of Bielsko-Biala. The winning works from our University were:
· “BATT2CARS electric vehicle – traction calculations” by Artur Goś from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering; supervisor: Rafał Setlak, PhD,
· “BATT2CARS electric vehicle – prototype building” by Marcin Gaik from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering; supervisor: Rafał Setlak, PhD,
· “A new generation of energy-saving synchronous motors induced by permanent magnets with an axial jet for applications in the automotive industry” by Paweł Lasek from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering; supervisor: Rafał Setlak, PhD,
· “Test Thermo-Shock application on the cDAQ platform in the context of IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things)” by Jarosław Rzepecki from the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science; supervisor: Roman Wyżgolik, PhD,
· “Optimization and numerical analysis of the mechanical properties of connecting rod of an internal combustion engine” by Dariusz Gros from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering; supervisor: Agata Śliwa, PhD,
· “The influence of boron on the structure and hardness of nodular iron” by Anna Hajok from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering; supervisor: Professor Andrzej Studnicki.
The special guest of the ceremony, Tommaso Giunti, also granted the prestigious prize of Giovanni Agnelli, awarded by the Centro Riserche Fiat in Turin. This year, it went to the hands of the graduate of the Silesian University of Technology, Dariusz Gros. His master’s thesis was recognized as a work of the highest value for the industry among all those awarded in this year’s competition.