James Hurst

Bachelor of Engineering  (Honours)/ Master of Engineering
Ravago Scholar

James is a fourth-year student studying an integrated Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering degree with a dual major in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. 

James is passionate about motorsport and is part of the UQ Racing Formula SAE team, where he is the Dynamics Lead. You can find James furiously working away in the UQR workshop helping to build two electric race cars, including one driverless car. James works on aerodynamics manufacturing, cooling design, driverless actuation, and anything else that the team needs. He is an avid Formula 1 and Formula E fan – watching every race and keeping up to date on teams and their designs. 

James graduated from St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace in 2019 with an ATAR of 99.90; was College Dux, College Vice-Captain and received a QCE Distinguished Academic Achievement Award in recognition of his exceptional Year 12 results, placing him in the top 30 Queensland students. James was also on the Senior A debating team and played 1st XI Cricket.

James currently interns at Universal Field Robots, a company that creates autonomous industrial equipment to replace humans who would otherwise have to work in dangerous conditions. He is excited to show how engineering can make for a safer, healthier world.  
James’ ambition is to work in a Formula E racing team where his goal is to be a race engineer and guide a team or a driver to a world championship, and through that, show how renewable technology is both effective and sustainable. 

James is both honoured and profoundly grateful to be a recipient of the Ravago Group Scholarship and looks forward to contributing to the Liveris Academy now and into the future.

James Hurst