Myles Black is a graduate student from Chicago, IL. He is pursuing his Master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering with a focus in microelectronics. Myles has a bachelor’s degree in physics from Illinois Wesleyan University and worked as a researcher at ANDalyze, Inc, a bio-sensor company, for two years. His hobbies include computers, tabletop games, and hockey. His future plans include obtaining a research position in semiconductor design or fabrication.
Ashley Madison is a junior from McCalla, Alabama majoring in communications with concentrations in public relations and broadcasting, and is minoring in marketing. Ashley has served as a marketing intern for Chick-fil-A, a videography intern for Camp Ozark and currently serves as a social media intern for Ue3 Promotions. In her free time, Ashley enjoys creating short films with friends, reading and partaking in outdoor activities.
Jared Oakley is a graduate student from Kennesaw, Georgia, studying mechanical engineering. Previously, Jared has interned at Milwaukee Electric Tool and Raytheon. Jared hopes to attain his masters degree and begin working in either a design or manufacturing role in the automotive or defense industry. He then hopes to return to school part-time to complete his MBA. Jared's hobbies and interests include Mississippi State baseball, automotive, manufacturing, and design.
Jack Francis is a senior from Decatur, Alabama pursing his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. Previously, Jack has interned with Amazon and Frito-Lay. Currently, Jack is the System Safety Engineering Manager for Mississippi State University's EcoCAR 3 team and plans to pursue his masters and PhD.
Alex Gibson is a graduate student from Meridian, MS. He is currently earning his Master's in electrical and computer engineering with a concentration is semiconductor processing. Alex co-oped at South Mississippi Electric Power Association in Hattiesburg, MS. He plans to move out to the Western U.S. to accommodate his love for hiking, photography and disc golf.
Pushkaraj is a graduate student from Pune, India pursuing a masters degree in mechanical engineering. Previously, Pushkaraj has experience working full-time in the dual-fuel engine development team at Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Illinois. Eventually, Pushkaraj wants to earn a PhD and become an expert of the field. In his free time, Pushkaraj loves traveling to foreign countries and collecting amazing experiences and airline miles.
John Corn is a graduate student from Meridian, Mississippi. He has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, and is currently working towards a Master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. John enjoys taking random road trips and making music. His future plans involve a career in research and development, earning a Ph.D, and becoming an entrepreneur.
Tommy Sloan is an undergraduate student from Byram, Mississippi pursuing his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in business administration. In his free time, Tommy enjoys spending time outdoors and working on his personal vehicle. In the future, Tommy hopes to begin working in automotive design or the competitive motor sports field.
Matt Tidwell is an undergraduate student from Huntsville, Alabama pursuing his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. In Year One of competition, Matt presented the Year One innovation topic, "CAN Over Plastic Optical Fiber." Currently, Matt serves on the MSU EcoCAR 3 Mechanical Sub-team where he has helped render CAD images, design the ESS cold plates and rear sway bar, and route HV and LV wires in Siemens NX.
Gary Rushton is the GM mentor for the Mississippi State University EcoCAR3 team. Gary has been with General Motors for more than 12 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University and a Master of Science in Automotive Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is currently working as a Systems Engineer in the Vehicle Systems organization focusing on Body Electrical Control Systems. As an engineer in the automotive industry, Gary has worked on electrical system architectures, infotainment systems, human machine interfaces, body controls software, audio software, diagnostics, cockpit systems, process improvement, and product development processes. Previously, with General Dynamics, he worked on avionics systems for the F-16 Falcon and vetronics systems for the Abrams M1A2 tank. He has published several papers (SAE, IEEE, INCOSE, etc.) and been awarded multiple patents.
Dr. Follett is an Assistant Professor for the Bagley College of Engineering in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Dr. Follett has a B.S., M.S., Ph.D. in electrical engineering. He received all three of his degrees from Mississippi State University. His academic/research and fields of interests include system simulation, digital control systems, sonar signal processing, and computer-aided control systems analysis and design.
Dr. Krishnan is an Associate Professor for the Bagley College of Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Krishnan's research is focused on experimental and computational investigations of advanced low temperature combustion concepts and renewable alternative fuels for improving fuel conversion efficiencies and power densities of future internal combustion engines, while simultaneously reducing pollutant emissions. Dr. Krishnan has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. Dr. Krishnan is actively involved with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers IC Engines Division and the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Dr. Srinivasan is an Associate Professor for the Bagley College of Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Srinivasan has received a B.E., M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. His areas of specialty include internal combustion engines, laser diagnostics, advanced combustion strategies applied to internal combustion engines, alternative fuels for internal combustion engines, exergy destruction in combustion processes and second law of thermodynamics. Dr. Srinivasan has published papers in 14 peer-reviewed journals and nine in peer-reviewed conferences.
Kyle Moss is an undergraduate student from Hattiesburg, Mississippi pursuing his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Kyle is a member on the MSU EcoCAR 3 Mechanical Sub-team. After graduation, Kyle would like to work in the automotive industry, specifically with performance vehicles. In his free time, Kyle enjoys playing bass guitar, woodworking and DIY projects, as well as archery.
Rebecca is an undergraduate student from Franklin, Tennessee. Rebecca is majoring business, concentrating in marketing and minoring in public relations and finance. Rebecca joined the MSU EcoCAR 3 team during Year 2 and now serves as the Stakeholder & Development Officer on the Project Management Sub-team. Rebecca is involved in various other campus organizations and enjoys reading, cooking, and exercising in her free time.