Ricardo Sodre


Senior Lecturer in Automotive Engineering

School of Engineering and the Built Environment

Current activity: 

Ricardo has coordinated cooperative research and innovation projects with a range of industry partners, including Fiat, Chrysler, Ford and Petrobras. His research interests lie in automotive engineering and power generation, with his research experience based in internal combustion engines, pollutant and CO2 emissions, biofuels, and hybrid and electric vehicles. Ricardo has been a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, and acts as a consultant to several government research funding agencies in Brazil and other Latin American countries. He is currently researching engine light weighting, on-board ethanol reforming for hydrogen production and electric vehicular impact on the electric grid. 

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Area of expertise:

  • Internal combustion engines
  • Biofuels
  • Pollutant emissions


Ricardo Sodré received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), in the UK, in 1995. He currently works as a Senior Lecturer at Birmingham City University, UK, where he is the automotive engineering team leader, and as a Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, in Brazil.