Aleksandra Skalba

Aleksandra Skalba

Research Student, PhD

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Research Interests  

I am truly passionate about sustainable development and achievement of the Net Zero Carbon Emissions Targets for the benefit of human race around the world. Transport with the Automotive Sector are the main contributors to total global emissions resulting in high environmental impact. Due to industry nature, transport is considered most challenging sectors in achieving the Net Zero Targets.  


My goal is to engineer a set of tools that can quantify true environmental impacts from the overall life cycle of automobile, from the material extraction/ processing, manufacturing, customer use and finally end of life. My vision is to provide a Universal Tool that can enable impact visualisation across all life cycle stages and therefore enable informed decision making based on data evidence for manufactures, users, and policy makers.  

PhD Title  

My Doctoral topic is ‘Universal Life Cycle Emissions Tool Applied to the EVs in Automotive Sector’ 

Relevant Qualification  

I hold a MSc in Energy Policy from University of Sussex and BSc in Environment Preservation from University of Szczecin. 

I am a IRCA Certified ISO 9001:2015 QMS and ISO/TS 16949:2009 Auditor. I have successfully integrated Quality Management Systems across range of process areas within Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd. I have also undertaken numerous QMS conformity assessments across engineering, manufacturing, product design etc. areas through leading Process and Systems Audits, internally at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd. as well as externally at BMW and Mini enabling successful ISO 9001:2015 Certification and Conformity of Production.  

Furthermore, I am a Six Sigma Quality Project Champion Yellow Belt, Quality Management-Specialist QMS-TÜV qualified, proficient in innovative project approaches and methods to solve quality and process problems, achieve optimal solutions and successful completion of projects to the highest quality standard.  

Relevant Experience  

I have worked in Automotive Sector for over 8 years. I have recruited to expand and develop Quality Management Systems within Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd. and maintain ISO 9001:2015 conformity through internal and external process and systems audits. I am currently looking after Exterior Finish Centre Technical Planning and Production Steering, ensuring uninterrupted production activities, quality and process problem solving and change integration.  

Prior to my roles at Rolls-Royce, I have worked in utilities, Southern Water. My key responsibilities encompassed infostructure? expansion projects, AMP 5 Strategy delivery as well as AMP5 Energy Efficiency Projects. 

Personal Skill Set  

With my great interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, I can influence decisions and develop positive cross functional relationships both internally and externally. I enjoy managing, being part of, motivating, training, and developing, a successful and productive team and thrive in highly pressurised and challenging working environments. 

Supervision Team  

My Doctoral advisors include, Dr Angad Panesar, and Dr Steven Begg, both from the School of Architecture, Technology and Engineering. 

Why University of Brighton  

After BSc completion in Poland, I decided to expand my horizons. I undertook MSc  in Energy Policy subject at University of Sussex. I greatly enjoyed the research that broadened my knowledge into sustainable development specifically in the transport sector. I am following this up with choosing University of Brighton, Engineering Subject Area for my PhD research. I believed it is where I can gain the support in engineering solution to empower sustainability transition in automotive sector and create an impact.  


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