LUMS TEAM PARTICIPATES IN THE SHELL ECO-MARATHON ASIA IN SINGAPORE

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 5am

A team comprising 7 students from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE), LUMS participated in the Shell Eco-marathon Asia, held for the first time in Singapore. The event, attended by over 20, 000 people, was organised at the Changi Exhibition Centre.

In total, 123 teams from across the Asia-Pacific region competed in the competition where students were challenged to push through the boundaries to build energy efficient vehicles. The LUMS team, MotoLUMS represented Pakistan and presented their prototype vehicle built using an Aluminium frame with an in-house ‘carbon fiber’ top to compensate weight for fuel efficiency. The team successfully passed the “Technical and Safety Inspection” criterion.

The project operations of MotoLUMS were carried out under the supervision of the Energy and Power Systems (EPS) cluster and the Physics Lab at SBASSE. The ten month project was mentored by LUMS faculty members, Dr. Nauman Zaffar and Dr. Sabieh Anwar. The team was supported by Descon Engineering.