Electric Vehicle Team Leads

Sreenidhi Tupuri

Team Captain

Sreenidhi is a senior mechanical engineering major from Austin, TX, and is entering her fourth year on the team. As Team Captain, she will be overseeing both design and operations at a high-level, while keeping the team on track to a running car. While she’s not overusing her Slack @channel privileges, she enjoys hiking, puzzles, and photography. 

Sachin Desai

Manufacturing Lead

Sachin Desai is a senior electrical engineering major from Austin, TX, and is entering his fourth year on the team. As Manufacturing Lead, he will be overseeing the manufacturing and assembly of the car, as well as proper integration between the Powertrain and Electronics systems. In addition, his goals are for every team member to be shop trained and an active machinist, and have the car manufactured and assembled in a timely manner. In his free time, he enjoys lifting weights, football, skiing, and drawing.

Daniel Nguyen

Design Lead

Daniel is a senior mechanical engineering/physics major from Houston, TX and is entering his fourth year with the electric team. As design lead, he oversees technical development and ensures proper integration between the various systems on the vehicle. In his free time, he enjoys playing piano, cooking, and photography.

Ellie Sun

Operations Lead

Ellie is a sophomore chemical engineering major and business minor from Houston, TX. As operations lead, she oversees the financial, relations, events and outreach aspects of the team. Besides being an imaginary race car driver on nitro type, Ellie enjoys cross stitching and listening to music in her free time.

Stefano Bonilla

Aerodynamics Lead

Stefano is a third-year aerospace engineering major from Austin, TX and he is entering his third year on the team. As the aerodynamics lead, he oversees the design and construction of the car’s aerodynamic components like the wings, undertray, and nosecone. When he’s not seething at the fifth “mesh failed” notification in a row or trying not to breathe in carbon fiber dust, he enjoys cooking, nerding out about rockets and planes, and playing anything from FPS games to combat flight simulators.

Alec Biggerstaff

Driver Controls Lead

Alec is a senior mechanical engineering major from Houston, TX and is entering his third year with the electric team. As Driver Controls Lead, he oversees the brakes, steering, and ergonomics subsystems on the vehicle. In his free time, he enjoys reading educational books, hiking, and exercising.

Kieran Cosgrove

Dynamic/Structures Lead

Kieran is a senior mechanical engineering major from Austin, TX. This is his fourth year on the team and the dynamics system. As the Dynamics/Structures Lead, he manages the frame, suspension, and unsprung assemblies on the car. He plays ultimate frisbee and league of legends in his free time.

Dakota Britton

Electronics Lead

Dakota is a third year computer engineering major from Brackettville, TX, and this will be his third year with the electric team. As the electronics lead, he guides the development and implementation of the racecar’s circuitry and software. When he’s not crimping wires at 1 a.m, he enjoys bicycling, gaming, and the occasional game of tennis.

Joseph Vickery

Powertrain Lead

Joseph is a senior mechanical engineering major from Houston, TX, and is entering his fourth year on the team. As Powertrain Lead, he will oversee the design and manufacturing of the battery, drivetrain and cooling subsystems. His favorite saying is “Don’t care, didn’t ask”.

Jake Hyland

Race Strategies Lead

Jake is a third-year mechanical engineering student from Houston, Texas, and has been with the team for two years. He started on the ergonomics subsystem, then became the Dive-Day lead, and is now the Race-Strategies system lead. He is a semi-pro driver and enjoys racing, lifting, and music in his free time.

Alyssa Eckerman

Outreach Lead

Alyssa is a junior Architecture and Architectural Engineering dual major from Austin, Texas. As the Outreach lead, she makes sure that the team is impacting the community and helping spread STEAM. In her free time she likes to swim, read, and bake with her roommates. 

Alvin Sam

Public Relations Lead

Alvin is a sophomore Petroleum Engineering major from Houston, TX. As the Public Relations lead, he makes sure the team reaches a wide audience through social media posts and newsletters. In his free time, he enjoys going to the gym, playing basketball, and traveling.

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Meet The Team