Brittany RepacMechanical Engineer, Powertrain Mechanical Package and Battery Systems
NIO, United States
Brittany Repac is currently a Mechanical Engineer on the E-Powertrain team at NIO USA in San Jose, CA, who contributed to the Battery System architecture and designed and fabricated various high-voltage hardware in NIO’s Battery Pack for “Break-Thru” Program prototype vehicle including the High-Voltage Junction Box (or Power Distribution Unit, PDU). The E-Powertrain team’s lean structure enables her to contribute to various designs and fabrication for other electric powertrain hardware such as multi-voltage DC/DC enclosures and the “Back-to-Back” Dynamometer-Coupling Assembly. Prior to NIO, she designed and fabricated custom lifecycle testing equipment and prototyped “Smart Fabric” (proprietary monolithic fabric) sensor technologies for a wearable technology start-up called Bebop Sensors in Berkeley, CA, and obtained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Sustainability from University of Maryland, College Park (’15). Repac’s career focus on electrification and automated vehicles began when she was a Policy and Analysis Intern at U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy where she published her research and calculations on the potential energy impacts of the widespread adoption of Autonomous Vehicles at an individual and system level in Transportation Research Board’s Road Vehicle Automation (ISBN 978-3-319-05990-7) (’14).