Meet Aramco innovator Andrew Baur who has always had an innate curiosity for mechanics.
As team lead for Transport Technology Integration, he is working with colleagues at the Aramco Research Center-Detroit to lower emissions and optimize performance of gasoline-powered engines.
Baur was surrounded by science and engineering growing up. His mother taught science and his father worked as an engineer in the automotive industry. This ignited a natural curiosity.
“My whole life I've always been curious; always wanted to know how things work,” he recalled. “I constantly tried to make things work better or faster.”
This same curiosity led Baur to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. During his time at Michigan State University, Baur led and participated in several engineering organizations: Pi Tau Sigma – a mechanical engineering honor society, and Tau Beta Pi – a national engineering honor society. In 2005, Baur went on to receive his master's in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.
Baur is an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).