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Rimac People on Record: Ivan Krajinović

04 September, 2020

What do you do at Rimac?
I lead the Simulations department. We are responsible for mechanical integrity simulations, thermal performance, and system cooling simulations.

What do you love the most about your job?
Working with talented people on really cool projects. 

What is your previous experience and how long have you been in Rimac?
I am part of Rimac for 2,5 years. I started as a Thermal Engineer in Control Engineering Department. 6 months later I was promoted to CAE manager with the task to organize the simulations department. Before joining Rimac, I was a Development Engineer in the R&D Division of TDK Austria where I worked on thermal simulations using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). I did my Ph.D. at the University of Leoben also in Austria while working for an R&D company MCL on Finite Element (FEM) simulations of a milling process with a focus on coated tungsten-carbide tools. I am a physicist and I studied here in Zagreb at the Faculty of Science. 

How do you keep up with market news? What do you read/watch?
I am constantly trying to get a grip on new simulations technologies and the design of electric vehicles and components. YouTube is my primary source of information. I like to watch different components being disassembled. I read a lot. Especially about history, military history, leadership, management and science. 

What technology does the world miss in 2020 to make our lives better??
I’d really like to see more affordable EVs for everyday users. IMHO, the noise the ICE vehicle makes is unbearable. I’ve seen really good progress with different technology for people with disabilities. For example, robotic prosthetic arms or legs. This will get only better and more affordable with time.

Are you a cat or a dog person?
I am a bear person. I’d really like to have a bear and bring it to work. Mate would probably allow it. I’m not kidding. Also, I prefer cats over dogs and dogs who are more like cats.?

A favorite superhero?
Thor. He has the hammer, Mjölnir.

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