Jackson Merkl | Former Chief Engineer
Jackson is an Aerospace Engineering masters student with the ASDL. He is responsible for overseeing the Mechanical and Electrical teams, ensuring all systems are designed and built to maximize safety, reliability, and performance. He enjoys bringing together different disciplines to achieve the high speeds, robustness, and efficiency required for solar cars. He also leads the team’s race strategy, building and testing race simulations to guide the team to make better decisions.
Mitchell Menard | Former Electrical Lead
Mitchell is the Electrical Lead and a fourth year Computer Engineering student. He is responsible for making sure all of the car’s electrical systems are able to turn on and operate safely. He joined the team because he was interested in learning more about power systems and circuit design. He likes New York style bagels and loves New York. He graduated with a Bachelor’s in computer engineering in 2019.
Brian Reidy | Former Mechanical Lead
Brian is the Mechanical Lead and a fourth year Mechanical Engineering student. He is responsible for everything the driver sees and touches while operating the car, making sure they have access to important data and good control over the vehicle. He joined the team to become a leading expert in machining and design for manufacturing. He likes long walks on the beach and loves New York.
Tiffany Chau | Former Aerobody Lead
Tiffany Chau is a fourth year Mechanical Engineering Student. She is responsible for optimizing and manufacturing the driving factor of the car and the system that everyone sees, the aeroshell. She is also an Industrial Design minor who loves graphics and hot pot.
Ruchi Aggarwal | Former Frame Lead
Ruchi is in charge of the Frame team, developing both a 4130 chromoly tubular chassis and a mule chassis made out of 2×2 carbon steel. She is also the welder for the team and enjoys teaching members TIG. In the past, she has served as Aerobody lead and Outreach lead. When not at shop or sleeping, she is usually planting trees.
Arvin Ajmani | Former Steering Lead
Arvin is the Steering Lead and a fourth year Aerospace Engineering student. As Steering Lead, he is responsible for the steering wheel and the brake and pedal systems. He joined the team in order to gain practical engineering experience. He also devotes his efforts to engineering baked goods. He loves playing with dogs and walks in the city (and the beach)… with dogs.
Matthew Marting | Former Batteries & BMS Lead
Matthew is a 2nd-semester electrical and computer engineering master’s student from Cary, NC focusing in VLSI, IC fabrication, and computer architecture. As the batteries and BMS subteam lead, he’s responsible for safely and reliably storing up to 4.74kWh of energy. When he’s not working on solar, he enjoys running, biking, trains, hard sci-fi (such as The Expanse), and following spaceflight.
Noah Dorfman | Former President, Powertrain Lead
Noah Dorfman is a fourth year Electrical Engineering student at Georgia Tech with a background in computer science. He loves building things and solving problems, and listens almost exclusively to classic rock. As Powertrain lead for GTSR, he is responsible for turning all that solar power into sweet forward motion.
Gabe Graves | Former SR-3 Vehicle Lead, Former Solar & MPPT Lead
Gabe is a second-year materials science and engineering student from the Lone-Star State of Dallas, Texas. His responsibilities as Solar-Subteam Lead include overseeing subteam member projects, collaborating with aerobody for the development of SR-4’s array, and any project related to the improvement of the solar array and MPPT’s. Any accusations of a skunk-works project in the works related to quantum-dots are to be deemed “false”.
Elizabeth Liu | Former Telemetry Lead
Elizabeth Liu is a first-year computer science major and the telemetry subteam lead. She’s responsible for maintaining the car’s telemetry board and server that store and visualize SR-3’s data. Outside of GTSR, she’s interested in art and video game design.
Brian Liang | Former Mechanical Lead
Brian is a second-year mechanical engineering student from Gaithersburg, Maryland. He’s in charge of the car’s mechanical wellbeing and performs percussive maintenance as necessary. In addition to GTSR, he also plays badminton and board games.
Kat Schuetz | Former Design Lead
Kat Schuetz is a third-year Computer Engineering student with a minor in Industrial Design from Kennett Square, PA. She is in charge of making sure engineering designs are ergonomic and practical for the Multi-Occupant Vehicle. Outside of GTSR, Kat enjoys artistic activities and playing with her dog.
Aidan Labrozzi | Former Frame Lead
Aidan is a second-year Environmental Engineering Major from North Carolina. His duties as Frame Lead include managing FEA for SR3’s frame to ensure it’s up to regulation as well as helping out with the development of the future frame for the MOV. His other interests are mathematics, fencing, and LEGOs.
Jack Travnik | Former Steering and Brakes Lead
Jack is a second-year Mechanical Engineering major from Oak Lawn, IL. He is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the steering and braking systems. Besides GTSR, he is also a part of the GT Rowing Club.
Jonathan Kagoo | Former Suspension Lead
Jonathan is a third-year Aerospace Engineering student. As Suspension Team Lead, he is responsible for design and fabrication of all suspension components as well as most machining operations. He spends his free time on the Yellow Jacket Archery Team, making delicious food, and crying over FEA results.
Siddharth is a fourth-year mechanical engineering student passionate about aerospace and energy. As SR-4 vehicle lead, he leads the research and development of the team’s multiple occupancy vehicle (SR4). Outside of GTSR, he enjoys climbing, reading, and traveling.
Samantha is an electrical engineering and chemistry student with prior work experience at Annapolis Micro Systems and US Cellular. As Junior Vehicle Lead, she oversees integration and testing for the team’s single-occupant vehicle, SR3, to race at FSGP/ASC 2021. Samantha is a QIS enthusiast, so she expects a superposition of a first to last place finish at ASC until it ends.
Ben Terry | Former Electrical Lead, Former Batteries Lead
Ben is the electrical lead for GTSR. As a Masters electrical engineering student at SSDL-GLRG from Pensacola, Florida, he is still pursuing his quest since age two of figuring out how exactly this cool electricity stuff works. He’s getting closer, he thinks.
AJ (Aaron) is the Outreach Lead and a fourth-year Computer Engineering student. He is responsible for team recruitment, organizing public events, and representing GTSR in outreach events.
Pranav is a second-year Computer Science student from Pleasanton, California. As the Race Operations lead, he is responsible for the team’s race strategy, simulations, and mock races.
Ayush Nene | Former Strategy Lead
Ayush is a CS major (Intelligence/Theory threads) at GT. He enjoys playing video games and watching anime, as well as spending time with his cat. As Strategy lead, he is responsible for predicting and analyzing the car’s performance.
Zixuan Kang (Harry) is the Electrical lead. He is responsible for the proper operation of the electrical system on SR-3 and coordinates different development tasks for SR-4. Coming from Shanghai, China, he attended Georgia Tech as a computer engineering student. He graduated in Spring 2022 and begin his career as a Verification Engineer with ARM Ltd. in Phoenix, AZ.
Marcus is a third year Electrical Engineering student from Southern California. As Aux lead, he is responsible for the vehicle’s low voltage systems to enable lights, vision, driver control, and telemetry. With PCB design, firmware, and way too many wires, Aux aligns well Marcus’s oscillating interests between hardware and software as he meanders into the GT MSECE program in Fall’22.
Nikhil Nandikanti | Former Mechanical Lead
Nikhil is a second-year mechanical engineering student from Mount Olive, New Jersey. As mechanical lead, he oversees mechanical upkeep and development of SR3 and SR4. Outside of solar, Nikhil enjoys undergraduate research, being outdoors, and exploring food spots in the city.
Rachel Hwang | Former Frame Lead
Rachel is a mechanical engineering masters student. Her duties as Frame Lead include managing FEA for SR3’s frame to ensure it’s up to regulation as well as helping out with the development of the future frame for the MOV.
Joseph Stein | Former President
Joseph is a fourth-year mechanical engineering student from Fair Haven, New Jersey. As GTSR President, he is responsible for overseeing project management, business and race operations, and team logistics. Outside of GTSR, he enjoys playing saxophone in the Georgia Tech Marching Band.
Anna Carow | Former Business Lead
Anna Carow is a third-year Computer Engineering student from Lakeville, Minnesota. As business lead, she is responsible for raising funds through student government or outside sources, managing the team budgets, and processing purchase requests.
Lindsay Nyquist | Former Outreach Lead
Lindsay Nyquist is a third-year mechanical engineering student at Georgia Tech from McLean, Virginia. As the outreach lead, she is responsible for team recruitment, coordinating outreach events, and social media. Outside of the team, she enjoys tennis, doing her artwork, and cycling.
Bailey Rende | Former Solar & MPPT Subteam Lead
Bailey is a third-year electrical engineering student from Georgia. His responsibilities as Solar Subteam Lead include overseeing member projects, collaborating with aerobody to develop SR-4’s array, and any project related to the improvement of the solar array and MPPTs. In his free time, he likes to work on and drive cars, and he hopes to one day work at an ambitious electric car company such as Lucid or Rivian.
Solomon Hutchins | Former Batteries & BMS Lead
Solomon is a second-year Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering student. As the Batteries and BMS subteam lead, he’s responsible for maintaining safe and reliable energy storage for SR-3 and leading design of SR-4’s battery pack. In the future, he hopes to apply his knowledge from GTSR to develop solutions in the field of renewable energy.
Nandita Gallacher | Former Suspension Subteam Lead
Nandita is a second-year mechanical engineering student.
Esteban Flores | Former Mechanical Lead
Esteban Flores is a second year mechanical engineering major. As mechanical lead, he is responsible for the design and implementation of all mechanical systems on the solar car. He is passionate about renewable energy and electric vehicles. Esteban enjoys outdoor activities and cooking in his free time.
Rene Hahn | Former Outreach Lead
Rene is a third year mechanical engineering student who grew up living in the US, Switzerland, and Taiwan. As Outreach lead, she coordinates communication between the team and the community, with the aim of promoting innovation in the STEM and sustainable technology. She also produces all content while managing GTSR’s online professional presence. While not at shop, Rene enjoys traveling, skiing, and playing on the GT Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team.
David Young | Former SR-3 Vehicle Lead
David is a fourth-year Electrical Engineer for Montgomery, New Jersey. As SR-3 Lead, he is responsible for overseeing all engineering efforts towards getting SR-3 ready for FSGP/ASC 2022. In his free time David likes to play and watch soccer as well as read.
Bowen Xiang | Former SR-4 Vehicle Lead
Bowen is a third-year mechanical engineering student interested in aerospace and automotive applications. As SR-4 vehicle lead, he leads the research and development of the team’s upcoming multiple occupant vehicle, SR-4. When not on the hunt for lower CdA results, he enjoys cycling, reading, and traveling.