Dr Vipin Sukumara-Pillai (PhD, CEng, AFHEA, PFQ, MWeldI) is a Senior Research Engineer in the Asset Life Management team at TWI. His core areas relate to Asset Life Cycle Management, Quantitative Risk Analyses, Data Analytics and Energy Consulting. He read for Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore for a thesis titled ‘Safety and Risk Assessment of Damaged Multi-planar Square Hollow Section TT-, YT- and KT-joints’. He holds an Associate Fellowship from Higher Education Academy, UK and is a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council, UK. He was awarded the Association for Project Management (APM) Project Fundamentals Qualification and is working towards achieving the Project Management Qualification.
He is the technical manager of MAST3Rboost project from TWI. MAST3RBoost (Maturing the Production Standards of Ultraporous Structures for High Density Hydrogen Storage Bank Operating on Swinging Temperatures and Low Compression) is a Horizon European project which aims to provide a solid benchmark of cold-adsorbed H2 storage (CAH2) at low compression (100 bar or below) by maturation of a new generation of ultra-porous materials for mobility applications, ie, H2-powered vehicles, including road and railway, air-borne and waterborne transportation. Based on a new generation of Machine Learning-improved ultra-porous materials – such as Activated Carbons (ACs) and high-density Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs), MAST3RBoost project will enable a disruptive path to meet the industry goals by developing the first worldwide adsorption-based demonstrator at the kg-scale.