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Patrick Smith

B.Eng, MSc

Research and Development Engineer


At ACE, Patrick focuses on aerodynamic research and development projects. He was brought into the project due to his experience with moving ground plane wind tunnel testing but has since expanded his role. He enjoys the ability to interact with customers to develop testing solutions while also driving towards the future research that ACE will be a part of.

Patrick is also involved in the facilitation of future testing methodologies and strengthening the integration of academic opportunities within ACE. He is currently investigating new data collection strategies, testing fixture acquisition, postgraduate research opportunities and the initial design of undergraduate labs.

Before joining ACE, in January 2019, Patrick came from a background in Motorsport Engineering where he focused on wind tunnel aerodynamics during his time at Hendrick Motorsports in Concord, NC. He is a graduate of OntarioTech with a B.Eng in Automotive Engineering and continued his post graduate studies at Cranfield University in the UK by completing his MSc in Advanced Motorsport Engineering. Including Patrick’s manufacturing experience at GM Oshawa Assembly Plant and past positions in customer relations, Patrick brings a wide range of experiences to ACE.