Our Team

This is How we

Operate

Waterloo Formula Electric is a team of over 60 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.

Luke Morabito

Team Lead

Nicholas Qu

Team Lead

Calvin Dekoter

Team Lead

Derek Lin

Team Lead

Operations Team

Running the team is a lot like running a startup. We are always working on fundraising, talking to our sponsors, and managing the team’s budget. We also work on running events for outreach and showcasing as well as building the team’s online presence on social media.

Jose Montoya

Operations Lead

Luke Morabito

Sponsorship Lead

Ryan Rodgers

Operations Lead

Lucas Ungaretti

Member

William Meyer

Safety Captain, Member

Tyler Chen

Member

Aerodynamics Team

The aerodynamics team uses experimental testing and software to control the airflow around our car. We optimize the shape of our wings and other aerodynamic surfaces to produce downforce while minimizing drag. These designs are then manufactured from composite materials such as carbon fiber. We also engineer the cooling systems behind various parts of the car's powertrain and battery with both liquid and air cooling.

Calvin DeKoter

Aerodynamics Lead

Yang Tina Zhang

Member

Aaron Grenke

CFD Lead

Michael Zhang

Member

Gianpaolo Pittis

Composites Lead

Davin Baal

Member

Accumulator Team

The accumulator team designs the high voltage battery 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.

Nicholas Qu

Accumulator Lead

Parth Shah

Member

Luke Morabito

Accumulator Lead

Malik Salvosa

Joseph Borromeo

Member

Chassis Team

The chassis 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.

Jack Dai

Chassis Lead

Justin Swinoga

Steering Lead

Luka Sokic

Member

Abdeali Dhuliyawalla

Suspension Lead

Derek Lin

Chassis Lead

Marko Popovic

Braking Lead

Milos Zivkovic

Member

Mark Wallace

Member

Anh Nguyen

Suspension Lead

Owen Rice

Member

Calven Huang

Member

Controls Team

The controls team develops kinematic models of our race car and use it to run laptime simulations when optimizing design parameters for all subsystems. We also develop control algorithms to distribute the available traction around the driven wheels of the car, optimizing for both speed and stability.

Michael Skupien

Controls Lead

Larry Kvit

Member

Robert Rowland

Plant Modeling

Embedded Systems Team

The embedded systems team designs all of our electrical and firmware 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.

Alex Bondarenko

Embedded Lead

Joseph Borromeo

Member

Jonathan Lin

Member

Maria Zhang

Member

Derek Cao

Embedded Lead

Adam Dorfman

Wire Harness Lead

Geoffrey Qin

Member

Luke Morabito

Member

Liam Metke

Member

Gianpaolo Pittis

Member

Aleksander Ficek

Member

Sachin Fernando

Powertrain Team

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. In the past we have even developed custom motors.

Jack Dai

Powertrain Lead

Corson Panneton

Member

Adam Dorfman

Member

Usman Khan

Member

Luka Sokic

Member

Mark Wallace

Member

Liam Metke

Member

Vatsal Bora

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

Nerissa Wong

Accumulator Advisor

Pavel Shering

Alumni

Chris Chiang

Alumni

Raj Mody

Alumni

Robert Rowland

Technical Advisor

Rishi Chatterjee

Amy Li

Alumni

Francois Bechard

Alumni

Austin Jiang

Alumni

Rishab Sareen

Accumulator Advisor

Ivan Baranov

Alumni

Jonathan Paribello

Alumni

Eric Ye

Alumni

Robert Rowland

Alumni

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

Alex Baranovsky

Mechanical Advisor

Nick Young

Ronnie Wan

Dar Mehta

Member