The Mechanical Team is responsible for the design, fabrication, and testing of all mechanical subsystems. We create the aerobody, frame, suspension, and several other components from scratch, integrating with experts from the academic, entrepreneurial, and corporate communities to make an excellent car. We pride ourselves on training all our members to accomplish great engineering feats using advanced analysis techniques to push forward the exciting field of alternative energy automobiles.
Esteban Flores | Mechanical Team 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.
Jack Turbush | Aerobody Subteam Co-Lead
Jack Turbush is a second-year Aerospace Engineering BSMS student from Marietta, GA. As Aero body co-lead, he is responsible for coordinating team members and professional partners to design and manufacture the SR-4 aeroshell. When not staring at SolidWorks, he participates in research in laser diagnostics for plasmas and also enjoys playing the violin in the GT orchestra.
Jami Milliken | Aerobody Subteam Co-Lead
Jami is a second year Aerospace Engineering BSMS student from Boston, MA. As Aerobody Co-Lead, Jami oversees the design and manufacturing of the SR-4 aeroshell, as well as advises materials testing. Outside of Solar Racing, she participates in vertical lift research and enjoys reading, traveling, and hiking.
Joonha Hwang | Steering & Brakes Subteam Lead
Joonha is a second-year mechanical engineering student. He is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the steering and braking systems.
Grant Espy | Suspension Subteam Lead
Grant is a third year mechanical engineering student interested in robotics, aerospace, and energy systems applications. He is involved in nuclear engineering and robotics research in the RED^2 laboratory. When not working on cars or robots he enjoys playing board games, running, rock climbing, and more!