Kumail Selani is currently pursuing a Master’s degree In Management of Technology at ASU. On completing his Bachelors in Electrical engineering from The University of Hong Kong in 2013 he worked at Medisel where he acquired expertise as an Open MRI Engineer with a focus on installation, maintenance and Troubleshooting of MRI systems. After accumulating two years of work experience he chose to pursue further studies in Management of Technology with a focus on Project Management, Systems Engineering and Business Innovation. His passion for engineering and innovation drew him to become a part of EcoCAR 3 and he wants to be a strong force in realizing the ASU EcoCAR 3 goals. He strongly believes that the future of engineering lies in sustainable green solutions and aspires to become a part of that change.
Josh Carroll is a 4+1 student pursing his BSE in Electrical Systems and his MS in Engineering. He has 6 ½ years of military experience as an Electronics Technician specializing in RADAR and Communications. His research interests include controls and thermal management systems optimization for Hybrid Vehicles. As Engineering Manager, he is to provide supervision for over 35 engineering students to promote interdisciplinary collaboration across six sub teams to include Mechanical, Electrical, Systems Modeling and Simulation, Controls, ADAS, and Innovation. As Engineering Manager he executes key technology architectures and explores complex engineering challenges such as powertrain and ADAS integration, controls/HIL, and energy storage system (ESS) development.
Josh believes we must challenge traditional thought and have the courage to use our imagination to create new concepts, ideas and products. He understands that true success only comes after a series of failures.
Mattie Whitt is a proud Sun Devil at Arizona State University who is currently pursuing a degree in Business Management. She plans to graduate May of 2019. Her goal is to continue leading those around her while in the business industry. Her position with EcoCAR 3 is the Communications Manager. Her objective for the year it to continue the success those managers before her left behind. In order to conquer this goal, she is driven on the idea of impact and what it can mean to the community surround ASU.
Corey Page is a student at Arizona State University pursuing a BSE in Automotive Systems with a secondary focus in Manufacturing. His goal is to secure a job in the automotive industry to pursue his passion for cars and driving. Currently, as the Systems Modeling and Simulations team lead, Corey analyzes the powertrain for performance and efficiency to reach vehicle target specifications. He also provides support to other engineering teams in component selection as well as supervisory controller testing and validation.
Rashad Maady is a graduate student in mechanical engineering with a focus in hybrid vehicle control systems. He has two years of experience working with hybrid vehicles in vehicle communications and testing. He uses his prior experience, where applicable, to assist the team in achieving its overall goals. Rashad is currently conducting research in vehicle control route optimization. As the Controls Team lead, he is responsible for the team’s assignments and objectives, as well as assisting the facilities IT department for the AUS EcoCAR 3 team. Rashad's ultimate goal is to open his own business designing and building performance hybrid fuel cell vehicles or to work for NASA building interplanetary space rovers.
Justin Lonchar is currently a senior at Arizona State University pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a focus in Electrical Engineering. As a participant in ASU’s 4 + 1 program, he is also pursuing a Graduate degree in Electrical Engineering through the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. He has experience in Mathworks (including Simscape, Simulink, and Stateflow), Solidworks, Cadence, and Mentor Graphics. Justin plans to make an impact as an engineer by applying appropriate electrical safety designs within innovative projects and products.
Hayden Hostetler is currently a junior at Arizona State University pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a focus in Mechanical Engineering. He has experience in Nastran, NX (8.0, 9.0, and 10.0), and SolidWorks. Hayden has been on the project since year one of EcoCAR 3, and became the Mechanical Sub Team Lead in year three. In this position he leads a group of multidisciplinary engineers to complete tasks while following the engineering design process. He utilizes software to design, analyze, and validate components and subsystems that are integrated into ASU’s hybrid vehicle. Hayden plans on pursuing a career in the automotive industry where he will design, develop, and innovate complex vehicle subsystems.
Mohammad Alzorgan is a PhD student in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with a background in Mechatronics Engineering. He is specializes in Control and Autonomous System having various research accomplishments including a patented automated irrigation and Anti Frost system that won 4th place internationally, utilizing brain waves EEG with TMS to control aerial and ground vehicles, and an underwater autonomous vehicle for exploration of Europa at NASA Ames Research Center. Mohammad is ASU EcoCAR 3’s ECE Graduate Research Assistant and is providing high level technical consultation and conducting research on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
Abdel Mayyas, Ph.D., has more than 15 years of experience in the automotive industry and is an assistant professor of automotive engineering. His research focus is in model-based automotive system integration, VHiL, and thermal management of advanced propulsion systems. Dr. Mayyas oversees the ASU EcoCAR 3 Team activities.
Mr. Contes graduated from ASU in 1973 and started his automotive career at the General Motors Desert Proving Ground in Mesa, Arizona. As an automotive engineer, he worked in all areas of vehicle development including ride and handling, brake testing and powertrain testing and development. He retired from GM in 2008 with 35 years of service. As Faculty Advisor, he is highly invloved with the SAE Baja racing team and also EcoCAR 3, a four year future vehicle developed program run by the U.S Department of Energy and Argonne National Laboritories and sponsored by General Motors. These programs are now part of the developing automotive program at ASU's Polytechnic campus. Through a number of automotive classes and their associated lab experiences, he prepares Polytechnic engineering students to enter the exciting and fulfilling career field as automotive engineers.