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

Luke Morabito

Operations Member

William Meyer

Operations 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

Michael Zhang

Member

Gianpaolo Pittis

Member

Yang Tina Zhang

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.

Luke Morabito

Battery Lead

Nicholas Qu

Member

Artur Ivanchenko

Member

Joseph Borromeo

Battery Lead

Adam Dorfman

Member

Calvin Dekoter

Powertrain Lead

Parth Shah

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.

Derek Lin

Mechanical Lead

Marko Popovic

Member

Dmitrii Tcyrenov

Member

Mark Wallace

Member

Milos Zivkovic

Mechanical Lead

Luka Sokic

Member

Will Bellotto

Member

Anh Nguyen

Member

Calven Huang

Member

Taekhan Choi

Member

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.

Richard Mathews

Firmware Lead

Derek Cao

Electrical Lead

Gianpaolo Pittis

Member

Malik Salvosa

Member

Sachin Fernando

Desmond Good

Firmware Lead

Jack Dai

Electrical Lead

Adam Dorfman

Member

Alfonso Espinoza

Member

Liam Metke

Electrical Lead

Joseph Borromeo

Member

Geoffrey Qin

Member

Parth Shah

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

Robert Rowland

Technical Advisor

Raj Mody

Alumni

Mechanical Advisor

Alex Bondarenko

Embedded Systems Advisor

Eric Ye

Alumni

Alex Baranovsky

Mechanical 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