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UCL-Ventura started with a corridor conversation and led to a team of thousands working together in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Within 100 hours the first prototype breathing device was being tested on the ward at UCLH.
Prof. Tim Baker
Professor of Mechanical Engineering UCL – University College, London
Professor Tim Baker did his PhD within UCL Mechanical Engineering’s internal combustion engine research group. His PhD work focused on intake systems development in collaboration with Ford Motor Company. After leaving UCL Tim worked in motorsport starting with Formula 1, which saw his career evolve from engine development to engine design.
He has designed engines that have won races and championships at global level, notably class wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Safari Rally with Ford and winning the World Rallycross Championship. His close links to the motosport industry were integral to enabling the partnership with Mercedes-AMG HPP throughout the UCL Ventura project.
He was awarded the MBE in 2020 for services to Healthcare in the UK and abroad. Tim is the engineering co-lead for the UCL Ventura project that developed a breathing aid that can help keep COVID-19 patients out of intensive care.
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