Jonathan Brown, Ricardo

Company | Ricardo
Job Position | Technical and Innovation Engagement Lead – Rail


Jonathan has over 20 years devoted to the design and development of propulsion systems, focused on the automotive, commercial, rail and marine sector working within Ricardo at the forefront of engine technology and alternative propulsion systems. Where once leading analysis teams on programmes for McLaren and Ferrari, he now spends his time focused on reducing the environmental impact of the industrial power units that drive our economies.

Recently transitioning full time into the Rail team at Ricardo, Jonathan is delivering this knowledge and expertise to the rail industry in order to aid the drive for decarbonisation and environmental sustainability, through engagement with RSSB, other technical leaders and with the manufacturers, owners and end users. During this time he has supported the delivery of the HybridFLEX programme for the first passenger commercial diesel-battery hybrid train for the UK and rail freight studies including the RSSB T1160 project for and conversion of locomotives to natural gas.

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