Within I&E, the Applied Sciences, is a centralised scientific resource focussed on driving bp’s transition into an efficient, profitable, net zero company. Applied sciences is the home for bp’s scientists; our deep expertise is built on a foundation of world-class laboratory experimentation. Applied sciences is integrated with our customer groups, providing differentiated bp fuels & Castrol products to meet the market needs.
Applied sciences leads the longer-term technology agenda, identifying emerging trends and innovating to develop energy pathways and platforms (e.g. innovative low carbon and bio process solutions) that will provide the future pipeline for our net zero transition.
Roles and Responsibilities
This specific internship is hosted by the New Product Science team within the Advanced Mobility and Industrial Products vertical of Applied Sciences.
The New Product Science team provides research insights into future product needs and solutions for sustainable mobility and manufacturing to inform future product design and new business opportunities for bp. It delivers strategic understanding, deep expertise, and embryonic product and services concepts to inform and support the lower carbon and sustainability strategies of the Castrol and bp businesses.
More specifically, current areas of focus for the team include:
Understanding the challenges faced by lubricants in PHEVs as electric range extends in terms of both tribology, efficiency optimisation and chemical degradation;
Developing Fundamental understanding and simulation of hydrogen liquid/gas refuelling infrastructure, with a view to deliver insights on design optimisation in terms of both operational cost and energy demands;
Cross-functional projects pursuing sustainable lubricant base oils, such as re-refined base stocks for circularity or technology to manufacture base oils derived from waste and/or biogenic feedstocks.
During this internship you will work as an integrated member of the New Product Science team to collaboratively deliver research projects with the support of Senior and Expert technologists within the team. This will develop and test your research & innovation, engineering problem solving and data analytics capabilities.
Masters required - To apply for this role, you will need to be in your penultimate (second to last) year of study or in your final year of an undergraduate degree but planning to do a Masters degree in one of the following subjects:
Mechanical Engineering (inc. sub disciplines such as Aero, Automotive…)
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