Libertine FPE (“Libertine”), the creator of Smart Engine technology, has appointed Dr Srinivas Mallampalli as Chief Technology Officer, effective 12 October 2020.
Srinivas joins Libertine following seven years of experience at General Electric (GE) Global Research in India and the US, where he led global R&D teams on project applications ranging from appliances, healthcare, aviation and oil & gas.
Srinivas says: “I’m excited to take on this new and challenging role at Libertine. Leading advanced R&D teams at GE across diverse applications has equipped me with a multi-disciplinary, system-level view of problems which is directly transferrable to the technical problem-solving required to help bring Libertine’s linear e-machine and control technology to market.
I was impressed by Libertine’s ambition to accelerate the adoption of low carbon electric propulsion. Libertine’s technology could have a huge global impact in the next few years, helping OEMs make better engines for renewable fuels such as bioethanol. The same linear e-machine platform technology can be applied in other applications like energy storage, hydrogen compression and Stirling engine power generators.”
CEO Sam Cockerill says: “Srinivas brings deep technical expertise across a number of linear machine applications included high-efficiency, cost-effective motor design and control for household appliances; precision machines for healthcare; and electrical machines that need to work in challenging downhole conditions for oil and gas applications. I’m delighted to welcome Srinivas on board to help expand our technical team as we build momentum with our global client base”
Srinivas holds a Master of Technology in Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Drives from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He also holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India. In 2020 Srinivas completed his PhD at the Electrical Machines and Drives group at the University of Sheffield.