Jonathan Vogel

24 years old - Coventry, United Kingdom

Jonathan Vogel

24 years old - Coventry, United Kingdom

Profile

Current Status: School/College Student

Studying at: Coventry University

Racecar Engineering Magazine - Technical Contributor

Powerslide Motorsports - Race Engineer

About

A Fulbright Award-winning Automotive Engineering MSc student with a proven track record transforming a midfield Formula Student team into a top international contender, seeking a Simulation Modelling or Vehicle Performance Engineering position in a team-driven, competitive motorsports setting. Learn more at www.jovogel.com.

Sectors

Engineering

Career Highlights

  • 2019 - Led Clemson University Formula SAE to it's first Top-20 International SAE Competition finish since 2013, with an 18th place out of 120 at FSAE Michigan 2019. Highlights include 10th place skidpad, 17th place autocross and 13th place endurance.
  • 2019 - Runner-Up at the 2019 Infiniti Engineering Academy USA Finals
  • 2020 - Led Clemson University Formula SAE to it's first design finals recognition since 2012 at the 2020 FSAE Virtual Competition
  • 2020 - Collaborated with a teammate to finish 4th place out of 150 in the 2020 ChassisSim Race Engineering Competition
  • 2020 - Inaugural Recipient of the Fulbright/Aston Martin Coventry University Automotive Award

Career Timeline

2015 - 2020

education

Clemson University

Qualifications

Mechanical Engineering - GPA 3.79/4

I arrived at Clemson University as one of 11 students in the 2015 National Scholars Program, Clemson University's most prestigious full-ride scholarship program. While learning fundamental modules in mechanical engineering topics, I undertook undergraduate research at the International Center for Automotive Research and participated in the Formula SAE team. In 2020 I was recognized as the top outstanding senior in my graduating class.

2020 - Present

education

Coventry University

Qualifications

Automotive Engineering - 1rst Class

Attending as the inaugural recipient of the Fulbright/Aston Martin Coventry University Automotive Award. Modules include both technical topics and broader subjects covering the global context of the automotive industry. Pursuing my interest in the intersection of electrification and vehicle-driver interactions, my thesis project involves optimal control of dual-axle energy recovery on a Gen-3 Formula E race car.

2017 - 2017

work

Palatov Motorsport

Student Intern

In the Summer of 2017 I worked as a student intern at Palatov Motorsports, where my primary responsibilities included reverse engineering, designing and fabricating various vehicle components. I helped support their factory and privateer effort at the 2017 Pike's Peak International Hillclimb carrying out testing, setup and maintenance responsibilities, contributing to a 3rd place finish in the Unlimited Class.

2018 - 2019

work

Michelin North America

Co-Op Engineer

I completed 3 rotations as a Co-Op Engineer at Michelin's Greenville R&D facility. Some projects include: - Designing a robot end-effector to pick up and load tyres into delivery trucks. - Analyzing tyre testing data and revising test procedures to improve statistical validity of results. - Developing and validating a custom automated laser tread depth measuring tool. - Designing and implementing various parts and upgrades for tyre testing machines, from concept generation to performance verification.

2020 - Present

work

Racecar Engineering Magazine

Technical Contributor

Write "Tech Explained" articles to concisely convey technical vehicle dynamics topics to online readership.

2020 - Present

work

Powerslide Motorsports

Race Engineer

Work together with drivers spanning 4 continents to develop qualifying and race setups for the Dallara IR-18 Indycar, using MoTeC and MATLAB to generate automated data anlaysis tools. PSM has first place standings in the Lionheart Racing Series, NTT Indycar series, and other top championships, as well as major televised Indy 500 victories.

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