Team Leadership

Lance Phillips

Team Captain

Mechanical Engineering ’23

Home State: Connecticut

Ben Lehrer

Co-Captain / CFO

Mechanical Engineering ’24

Home State: Pennsylvania

Drivetrain

Peter Klopp

Drivetrain Lead, Transfer Case

Mechanical Engineering ’24

Home State: California

Jack Anderson

Custom CVT

Mechanical Engineering ’23

Home State: Virginia

Ben Lehrer

Custom Torque Limiter

Mechanical Engineering ’24

Home State: Pennsylvania

Owen Mitchell

Front Differential

Mechanical Engineering ’24

Home State: Montana

Rohan Bongu

CVT Case, Cooling

Mechanical Engineering ’24

Home State: Florida

Aaren Wong

CVT Case, Cooling

Computer Science ’25

Home State: California

Chris Hwang

Center Driveshaft, Axles

Mechanical Engineering ’25

Home State: Canada

Zatara Nepomuceno

Shifter

Mechanical Engineering ’25

Home State: California

Suspension

Theo DeGuzman

Suspension Lead, Rear Linkages

Mechanical Engineering ’24

Home State: New York

Lance Phillips

Suspension Points

Mechanical Engineering ’23

Home State: Connecticut

Marcus Montisano

Front and Rear Hubs

Mechanical Engineering ’23

Hometown: Pennsylvania

Jonas Simmons

Rear Upright

Biomedical Engineering ’24

Home State: New Jersey

Aaron Ziegler

Front Upright

Mechanical Engineering ’25

Home State: Ohio

 

Emi Pinto

Front Linkages

Mechanical Engineering ’25

Home State: United Kingdom

Frame

Tyler Stanley

Frame Lead, Chassis, Ergonomics

Mechanical Engineering ’25

Home State: Washington

Chris Hwang

Aerodynamics, Body Panels

Mechanical Engineering ’25

Home State: Canada

Controls

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Nina Tedeschi

Controls Lead, Steering Rack, Brakes

Mechanical Engineering ’24

Home State: New York

Gavin Mackay

Pedals

Mechanical Engineering ’23

Home State: United Kingdom

Esteban Rivera

Steering Column and Wheel

Mechanical Engineering ’23

Home State: New York

Leen Alfaoury

Tie Rods and Rotors

Mechanical Engineering ’24

Home State: 

Testing

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Ari Miller

Testing Lead

Mechanical Engineering ’23

Home State: Pennsylvania

Ariana Diaz

Shaft Testing Rig

Mechanical Engineering ’24

Home State: New York

Andrew Lott

Custom Testing Sled

Mechanical Engineering ’25

Home State: Utah

Alumni Spotlights

Sophie Dunn

Mechanical Engineering ’22

Suspension & Frame

Career: Mechanical engineer at Tesla, currently working on chassis and suspension design

Favorite Memory: “It’s like how can I pick one – you know? Just like so many memories… The sad part is we’re gonna forget to change [this] and it’s gonna be in there for like 20 years.”

Eleanor O’Callaghan

Mechanical Engineering ’22

Drivetrain

Favorite Memory: I can never forget the time I removed the transfer case from the 17XT at our Louisville competition in 2021. You can’t even imagine the amount of oil that ended up on my pants!

Alex Klein

Mechanical Engineering ’22

Controls & Testing

Career: Ball Aerospace

Favorite Memory: Passing brake check first try at comp!

Adam Baumgartner

Mechanical Engineering ’10

Drivetrain & Frame

Career: Honda R&D Americas Inc., Polaris Industries, XStream Trucking

Favorite Memory: I really enjoyed the opportunity to be captain of the team for 3 years and to be able to come back and see the later team-members continue to improve the program. Its really awesome to see something continue improving with insights from new faces.

Peter Cremona-Simmons

Mechanical Engineering ’12

All Subsystems

Career: Honda R&D Americas LLC

Favorite Memory: Top ten finish in maneuverability 2010 or 2011. We learned how to setup the car to three wheel around corners.

Avik De

Engineering Mechanics ’10

Suspension & Frame

Career: Ph.D. at Penn; Postdoc in robotics at Harvard; Founded Ghost Robotics, a legged robotics company

Favorite Memory: After a really depressing first day in Montreal where Adam and I were the only attendees and we were struggling to even get the car into the trailer, I remember being on the verge of packing up and not even competing. In the end we stayed, Austin joined us, and it ended up one of my favorite competitions with lots of fun driving, and even Adam finishing the endurance race while holding the broken steering column between his thighs.

Alex Strachan

Applied Math & Statistics ’11

Career: Software Engineer in San Francisco, currently working at Lob as a tech lead of the core services team

Favorite Memory: My most memorable achievement was badgering the 2009 car that did not turn around the land maneuverability course. It was a success (albeit our finishing position was only ahead of the DNFs).

Kyle Candela

Mechanical Engineering ’16

Controls

Career: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

Favorite Memory: Giving design presentations to judges.