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GEARS 2022 Presenters

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Blas Blanco


Aarhus University

Dr Blas Blanco obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from KTH (Sweden) and Tecnun - University of Navarra (Spain) under a double doctoral programme in 2019.


His research has been focused on dynamics applied to different industrial sectors: railway, elevators and wind turbines.


Currently, he is a postdoc at Aarhus University, Denmark.


Guilherme Guimarães

Research assistant at the Competence Center in Manufacturing (CCM)

Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA)

Guilherme has a degree in Mechanical Engineer from the Federal University of Viçosa, with an exchange period at Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany, and a Master in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA).

He is currently a Research Assistant at the Competence Center in Manufacturing (CCM) and Ph.D. candidate at the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA). 

Guilherme's main research fields are related to the numerical modeling of manufacturing processes and the implementation of additive manufacturing in industrial scenarios.


Jun Jiang

Senior Lecturer in the Mech. Eng. Dept. at Imperial College London 

Imperial College London

Dr Jun Jiang is a Senior Lecturer in the Mech. Eng. Dept. at Imperial College London and a leading expert in developing lightweighting technologies through dissimilar metallic bonding. He is developing fast, high-strength, solid-state bonding technologies for lightweight bimetallic (Fe-Al) gears. 

He finished his DPhil at Oxford in 2013, studying fatigue initiation mechanisms, and then moved to the Department of Materials at Imperial College as a post-doc. In 2016, he joined the Mech. Eng. Dept. as a Lecturer in the metal manufacturing group.


In 2018, he received Imperial College President’s Award for Excellent in Research: Outstanding Early Career Research (3 awards among all departments); and in 2022, he received President's Medal for Excellence in Research: Outstanding Research Team: Metal Forming and Materials Modelling Group (MFG) (1 award across the College).


More information about his research areas can be found at


Onur Can Kalay


Bursa Uludag University

Onur Can Kalay is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Bursa Uludag University in Turkey.


He received his B.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from Bursa Uludag University and Anadolu University, Turkey, in 2017, respectively.


In 2020, he worked as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Central Oklahoma, Department of Engineering and Physics. He worked on research projects supported by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, the Turkish Aerospace Industries, the Higher Education Council in Turkey, and the Bursa Uludag University.


His research interests include, but are not limited to, experiments and numerical simulations of power transmission systems, biomechanics, and early fault diagnosis with artificial intelligence.

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Bahadir Karba

Transmission & Powertrain Design Engineer

TR Transmisyon

After gaining information about gear engineering field bachelor’s and master degree based activities at Gaziantep University.


His experiences on powertrain and transmission systems at academic level stimulated a wish to continue work on field at also professional level. His M.Sc. Research Project: Developing A Software for Proper Assembly of Planetary Gearbox Components with Low Backlash.


He is working at TR TRANSMİSYON Inc as a Transmission Design Engineer Lvl III. Currently, he is pursuing Phd level pertinent studies at Uludağ University. His main career goals are being a specialist engineer about Drivetrain also he would like to contribute to engineering science with doing academic studies.


He is the member of ASME, STLE, IAENG, CSME. He is performing duty like Topic Organizer , Peer-reviewer voluntarily in journals , conferences.


Fatih Karpat


Bursa Uludag University

Dr. Fatih Karpat is a full professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Bursa Uludag University in Turkey.


He earned B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Uludag University, Turkey, in 1998 and 2001, respectively. He received a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Uludag University, Turkey.


in 2005. Prior to joining the faculty, he worked as a Post- Doctoral Research Associate in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Texas Tech University in 2006 and 2010.


His research interests include, but are not limited to, experiments and numerical simulation of power transmission systems (gears, clutch, etc.), lightweight designs, advanced joining technology (laser welding, etc.), sustainability, and biomechanics.


Kuan Li


Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt

Since 2020, Research Assistant in the department 5.3 coordinate metrology of the PTB, Working Group 5.33 Gears and Threads

Main Task: Investigate the performance of optical sensors on CMMs by undertaking dimensional measurements on the PTB WES(Wind Energy Systems) involute gear measurement standard


Gilberto Martins


Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA)

Gilberto Martins has a degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Minas Gerais State University (2020).


He is currently a research assistant at ITA's Competence Center in Manufacturing and also a member of the Gear Innovation Group, where he works with gear manufacturing.

He has experience in surface finishing, emphasising superfinishing processes and the influence of the manufacturing chain on surface integrity.


Anita Przyklenk

Research Fellow


Anita Przyklenk received her PhD in Physics from TU Braunschweig, Germany.


Since 2018, she is a postdoctoral research fellow at Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany in the working group on gear and thread metrology.


Her research topic is three-dimensional and holistic gear and screw thread evaluation. This includes the development of enhanced measuring strategies, programming of evaluation algorithms and uncertainty estimation.


Since 2021, she is the Secretary of EURAMET’s European Metrology Network for Advanced Manufacturing. Advanced manufacturing requires new and enhanced metrology methods to assure the quality of manufacturing processes and the resulting products.


The European Metrology Network for Advanced Manufacturing drives the high-level coordination of the metrology community in this field and will foster the impact of metrology developments on the advanced manufacturing sector.

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Bruno Oliveira 


Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA)

Bruno has a degree in Metalurgical Engineering from Federal University of Ceará (2019) in Brazil and a Master of Science degree from Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA) (2022).


He is currently a research assistant and PhD student at the Competence Center in Manufacturing of ITA (CCM-ITA) and member of the Gear Inovation Group (GIE) where he works with surface integrity and residual stress analysis.


He has experience in the area of identification and failure analysis of gears with emphasis in micromagnetic methods.


Ronnie Rego


Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA)

2005 - 2011: Transmission Engineer at Ford South America Operations, Brazil

2011 - 2016: Research Assistant at the Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA), Brazil

2014 - 2016: Research Assistant at WZL-RWTH Aachen, Germany

2018 - today: Professor at the Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA), Brazil

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Sam Riddell


Renishaw PLC

Sam studied at the University of Exeter, graduating with a first class Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2017.

She joined Renishaw on the graduate scheme and now works as a CMM and gauging products applications engineer.


During this time, she has worked on complex metrology solutions including CMM inspection for additively manufactured parts, as well as providing gauging feedback in closed loop manufacturing systems. Sam is currently working on the application of 5-axis measurement for gears within the company.


Jarek Rosinski

CEO - Owner

Transmission Dynamics

After gaining his PhD degree at the Institute of Mechanics and Vibroacoustics in Krakow, Jarek joined the Design Unit, National Gear Technology Centre at Newcastle University (UK) where he spent 18 years of service. In 2006 Jarek left Newcastle University, to pursue wholly his company Transmission Dynamics (JR Dynamics Ltd), which he founded in 1996.

Transmission Dynamics has grown organically, employing ca.50 staff, including electronics, mechanical, software engineers and data analysts, without external investment. Transmission Dynamics still maintains the status of entirely privately owned company. The Company is heavily investing in IoT, ML, AI and wireless sensor networks, and seeing many significant successes, including winning the Northeast Business Innovation Award (NE UK), national title of the Company of the Year (UK), and being successful in many high-profile funding bids, including bi-lateral collaboration UK-USA on Optimal Sensor Placement in Wind Turbines acting as a lead organisation.

He is a renowned consultant in the field of instrumentation, machine dynamics and power transmission systems, providing support for blue-chip companies around the globe.


Piet Van Zyl


PVZ Gears

Gear and gearbox designer mostly for EV vehicles from racing to 20T truck.

Please refer to linkedin for more information


Sam Williams

Student Prize Winner


After completing a traditional engineering apprenticeship designing and manufacturing jigs and fixtures for the automotive industry, I found my passion for engineering lay in advanced technology so I immersed myself in full time education at the University of Sheffield.


Following a summer placement with JCB, a year in industry with Williams Advanced Engineering, work experience with Prodrive and volunteering as a Race Mechanic, I attained a first class MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering. A large part of University was spent within the Formula Student team expanding my knowledge of design, manufacturing and leadership.


Naturally, my career highlight has been leading the Formula Student team as Team Principal in my final year to win the UK competition. Following my graduation from Sheffield in 2021, I spent my graduate period with Xtrac before moving to Red Bull Powertrains in July where I work in engine design

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