Team


Our leadership team has a broad backgroud in delivering innovative solutions in the energy and process industries. The team also has unique experience of working with startup companies – from identifying a concept to technology demonstration and commercialisation.

Win Rampen
Managing Director & Founder

Win has over 40 years experience of leading the design of novel systems, primarily in complex fluid power systems for renewables, transport and off-road machinery commercialised through Artemis Intelligent Power.

Win founded SynchroStor in 2017 to explore a number of inventions which could dramatically improve on previous efforts to industrialise Brayton loop pumped heat systems.

Win holds the Chair of Energy Storage at the University of Edinburgh and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the RSE, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the RSA.

Carn Gibson
Chief Engineer

Carn has over 30 years of design experience. He has delivered diverse research and development projects both in academia and industry as well as designing robotic handling solutions and complex fluid power systems for marine energy concepts.

Carn has extensive hands-on workshop experience and will follow projects from inception through design, build, commissioning and handover to the end user.

Carn has been part of the SynchroStor since 2017 where he now leads the engineering design effort. Prior to this he provided fluid power consultancy at Quoceant after leading the hydraulics team at Pelamis Wave Power.

Jacob Ahlqvist
Operations Director

Jacob has worked in the energy industry for 15 years, developing innovative solutions for projects onshore and offshore. He has led concept designs from FEED to full-scale prototyping as well as delivered complex EPCI projects.

Jacob’s experience extends beyond engineering design, having worked on due diligence exercises for transactions of major power generation assets. Jacob has also worked in advisory roles to UK and Scottish Governments on various energy topics.

Jacob joined SynchroStor in 2019, after 5 years with Arup’s Energy Consultancy.

Rick Jeffreys
Modeling Lead

Rick has 40 years of exprerience specialising in novel design, including offshore structures, carbon capture & utilisation, renewables and the water industry.

Previous to starting at SynchroStor, Rick worked at ConocoPhiliips where he was technology director for the Emerging Technology and Technology Ventures Groups. In these roles Rick evaluated and initiated projects in carbon catpure, energy storage and other startups & investments. Previous to this, Rick was a lecturer at UCL and a researcher for the CEGB.

Rick is an honorary professor at the University of Edinburgh and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.


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