The GTSR Electrical Team is tasked with the design and implementation of the various electrical subsystems required for a solar-powered vehicle. From the solar cells to the battery pack to the power train, we deal with ultra-high efficiency and solid reliability. We get the opportunity to work on cutting-edge designs and with power electronics developed by various international firms and research organizations. Our members range in disciplines from pure CS to analog and digital design. The electrical team is subdivided into four sub-teams: Auxiliary Systems, Batteries and BMS, Powertrain, Solar and MPPT.
Joseph is a second-year Electrical Engineering student from Jakarta, Indonesia. As the team’s Electrical Lead, he oversees the design and implementation of all electrical systems for GTSR’s solar car, ensuring that all regulatory standards are met. Outside of Solar Racing, he enjoys playing volleyball, Super Smash Bros, and exploring Atlanta.
Steven is a second-year Computer Science major. As Auxiliary Systems Co-Lead, he oversees low-voltage electronics systems in the car, with a specific focus on supporting the software aspects of these systems. On campus, Steven is also involved in the Invention Studio and SGA.
Jake is a first-year Electrical Engineering student from the DC area. As Auxiliary Systems Co-Lead, he leads the development of infotainment, server telemetry, and other low voltage systems in the vehicle. Uncommon for engineers, Jake’s natural habitat is the outdoors and he hopes to advance EV technology to make cities less polluted and healthier for runners, bikers, and pedestrians.
Pranjal Chatterjee | Batteries & BMS Lead
Pranjal is a first-year Electrical Engineering major and CS + Physics minor from San Jose, California. As the Batteries & BMS Lead, he manages all of the projects related to the car’s battery pack and the battery management and protection systems. Outside of Solar Racing, he enjoys playing the trombone, solving physics problems, and working with robots.
Kyle is a second-year Electrical Engineering student. As Powertrain Co-Lead, he is responsible for design, assembly, and testing of the solar car’s motors control systems and driver controls. Outside of Solar Racing, he enjoys running and making music on saxophone and guitar.
Arushi is a second-year Electrical Engineering major. As Powertrain Co-Lead, she is responsible for design, assembly, and testing of the solar car’s motors control systems and driver controls. Outside of Solar Racing she enjoys reading mystery and fantasy novels and baking.
Hannah is a second-year Electrical Engineering major. As the Solar and MPPT Lead, she oversees array layout, wiring, and installation; CAN interfacing; and the MPPTs. Outside of Solar Racing, she is a class facilitator for the Grand Challenges living learning community, and enjoys running, crocheting, and lifting in her free time.