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.
Nikhil Nandikanti | 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.
Alan Yeung | Aerobody Lead
Alan is a second year aerospace engineering student and the Aerbody subteam lead from Sparta, New Jersey. He is responsible for SR-4 MOV aeroshell design and manufacturing such as, aerodynamic optimization via CFD, composite materials testing and aeroshell integration. Outside of GTSR, Alan enjoys playing Contract Bridge.
Rachel Hwang | 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.
Joonha Hwang | Steering and Brakes Lead
Joonha is a first-year mechanical engineering student. He is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the steering and braking systems.
Esteban Flores | Suspension Lead
Esteban is a first-year mechanical engineering student. As Suspension Team Lead, he is responsible for the maintenance of SR-3 suspension systems and the design of future SR-4 components. In his free time, he enjoys cooking and talking about specialty coffee.