In the era of electric vehicles, the question arises: why do we stick to combustion engines? This is precisely the question that drives mechanical engineer Alexandre Zuquete Guarato’s research. He holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay, which he earned in collaboration with Renault, and completed his post-doctoral studies at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).
Alexandre is developing a flex-fuel rotary engine with a variable compression ratio to enhance its efficiency. His career in mechanical engineering was inspired by his father, who worked as an engine rectifier until his retirement. Alexandre is married to a psychologist, and they share their home with their two dogs, Pixel and Oliver. During his downtime, Alexandre enjoys cooking and practicing yoga.