Our Team

This is How we

Operate

Waterloo Formula Electric is a team of over 35 students in engineering and business with a passion to learn. Together, we form a community of classmates, friends, and colleagues. Our alumni form some of the top graduating students in their programs as a direct result of their experience gained from the team.

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The Team

Executive

Responsible for the long and short-term success of the team as a whole, the executives of Waterloo Formula Electric play a crucial role in bringing all of our sub-teams together. Project management, engineering direction, and external communications are typically handled by this group.

Anh Nguyen

Team Operations Lead

Ryan Rodgers

Project Manager

Calvin Dekoter

Technical Lead

Jose Montoya Cabrera

Business Manager

Firmware Team

This team designs all of our firmware systems. We develop safety-critical software and test it rigorously to ensure safety while driving. We also engineer the cooling systems behind various parts of the car's powertrain and battery with both liquid and air cooling.

Desmond Good

Firmware Lead

Susheiant Khasheeipour

Member

Jason Birdi

Member

Justin Metivier

Member

Parth Shah

Member

Zulaikha Zakiullah

Member

Justin Vuong

Member

Rohan Peri

Member

Ryan Eerler

Member

Cory Smith

Member

Owen Brake

Member

Tractive System Team

The Tractive System Team is made up of two parts consisting of the battery and powertrain of the vehicle. The battery team designs the high voltage pack that powers the car. We pack individual cells together and develop the monitoring and cooling systems needed to operate this component of the vehicle. The powertrain team develops the systems needed to convert the potential energy from the battery into the kinetic energy of the vehicle. We are responsible for designing the hubs, shafts, and gear trains.

Joseph Borromeo

Tractive Systems Lead

Artur Ivanchenko

Member

Yujin Kim

Member

Mark Wallace

Member

Basam Ali

Member

Luke Morabito

Member

Nicholas Gisone

Member

Dhruv Upadhyay

Member

Adam Chocina

Member

Samuel Woldegebreal

Member

Calvin Dekoter

Member

Chris Xie

Member

Akshat Doctor

Member

David Sanwoolu

Member

Mechanical Team

The mechanical team is responsible for many aspects of the vehicle including the frame, suspension, steering, brakes and driver controls. We simulate, test and design all aspects prior to manufacturing to ensure that the optimal design and performance targets are met.

Milos Zivkovic

Mechanical Lead

Narein Chenthivelnathan

Member

Steven Feng

Member

Jin Zhu

Member

Tarj Tandel

Member

Narein Chenthivelnathan

Member

Rhys Cornelious

Member

Will Bellotto

Member

Anthony De Stefano

Member

Cory Smith

Member

Anh Nguyen

Member

Jaeyoung Kang

Member

Justin Villar

Member

Taekhan Choi

Member

Matthew Carullo

Member

Electrical Team

This team designs all of our electrical systems. All of our PCBs are developed in-house to form a complex distributed system of controllers. We also develop safety-critical software and test it rigorously to ensure safety while driving.

Derek Cao

Electrical Lead

Cory Smith

Member

Evan Tcherbadji

Member

Jahnavi Thota

Member

Cameron Mears

Member

Rabiya Majeed

Member

Alfonso Espinoza

Member

Anita Yang

Member

Samuel Street

Member

Caleb Dueck

Member

Advisors

Our team relies on a dedicated group of alumni and community members for advice. Advisors participate in design reviews, point us in the direction of resources, and help provide continuity between each season.

Dongpu Cao

Faculty Advisor

Rishab Sareen

Battery Advisor

Aaron Grenke

Aerodynamics Advisor

Richard Mathews

Technical Advisor

Robert Rowland

Technical Advisor

Raj Mody

Alumni

Mechanical Advisor

Jack Dai

Technical Advisor

Alex Bondarenko

Embedded Systems Advisor

Eric Ye

Alumni

Alex Baranovsky

Mechanical Advisor

Liam Metke

Technical Advisor

Contributors

Waterloo Formula Electric has a long list of part-time members that offer important contributions to the team, even though they might not be on a specific subteam.

Avery Soule

Peter Ro

Sachin Fernando

Tauseen Aqeel

Marcus Laferriere

Peter Reeser

Connor Rupnow

Nick Young

Ronnie Wan

Dar Mehta

Member