Sensor Guide was founded by Liam Plunket, a seasoned expert in the field of sensor technology. With over 10 years of experience in Automotive Engineer , Liam Plunket brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Sensor Guide platform.

Liam Plunket holds a BSc (Hons) in Automotive Engineering from Ontario Tech University , where they gained a deep understanding of sensor technology and its applications. Throughout their career, Liam Plunket  has been dedicated to making sensor technology accessible to everyone, from enthusiasts to professionals, by providing free, comprehensive information in an easy-to-understand format.

At Sensor Guide, we strive to carry forward Liam Plunket’s vision of empowering individuals and businesses with the knowledge they need to harness the full potential of sensor technology. Join us on this journey as we explore the fascinating world of sensors together, guided by expertise and fueled by curiosity.

Professional Experience

Senior Automotive Engineer March 2018

  • Lead a team of engineers in the design and development of next-generation hybrid powertrains for electric vehicles, resulting in a 15% increase in efficiency over previous models.
  • Spearheaded the integration of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) into existing vehicle platforms, enhancing safety features and earning the company a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams including design, manufacturing, and supply chain to optimize vehicle components for cost reduction and improved performance.
  • Conducted comprehensive vehicle testing and validation procedures, ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Contributed to the development of autonomous vehicle technologies, including sensor fusion algorithms and machine learning models for real-time decision-making.

Automotive Design Engineer 2014 – February 2018

  • Designed and prototyped components for internal combustion engines, focusing on improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions.
  • Utilized CAD software to create detailed 3D models and engineering drawings, facilitating seamless collaboration with manufacturing teams.
  • Conducted finite element analysis (FEA) simulations to assess the structural integrity and performance of vehicle components under various operating conditions.
  • Participated in cross-functional design reviews to identify and address potential issues early in the development process, resulting in accelerated product timelines and cost savings.
  • Worked closely with suppliers to source materials and components, ensuring quality standards and cost-effectiveness.

These examples demonstrate a combination of technical expertise, leadership, collaboration, and problem-solving skills relevant to automotive engineering roles.

Postgraduate Training

Master of Science in Automotive Engineering University of Bath, Bath , England , United Kingdom

  • Specialized coursework in advanced vehicle dynamics, powertrain systems, vehicle electrification, and autonomous vehicle technologies.
  • Conducted a thesis project titled “Optimization of Hybrid Powertrains for Fuel Efficiency and Performance,” which involved theoretical analysis, computer simulations, and experimental validation.
  • Collaborated with industry partners on research projects, gaining practical experience in applying engineering principles to real-world automotive challenges.
  • Participated in hands-on laboratory sessions and workshops, gaining proficiency in automotive testing equipment, simulation software, and prototype development.
  • Engaged in seminars and conferences to stay abreast of the latest developments and trends in automotive engineering, fostering a strong network of professional contacts.
  • Actively contributed to group projects and discussions, honing teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills essential for success in the automotive industry.

This section highlights the academic rigor, practical experience, and professional development gained through postgraduate training in automotive engineering.