Andrew is a second-year Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate student from Liberty Township, Ohio and is the Team Leader of the Ohio State EcoCAR 3 team. Andrew has previous internship experience at General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and dSPACE Inc. He is interested in EcoCAR because of the excellent real-world, hands-on experience working on vehicles that it provides. After graduation, he intends to work in the automotive industry, specifically focusing on the areas of automated driving and active safety. His favorite car is the Caterham Seven.
Nick is a fourth year Industrial and Systems Engineering student from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has been a part of the OSU EcoCAR Team for 3 years; one year on the PM team and two years as the Project Manager. He has spent two summers interning for Underground Solutions Inc. and spent the last summer interning for Amazon.com. After graduation, Nick plans to work for Amazon. Nick hopes to own many nice cars one day, but specifically the Corvette Stingray. He hopes to bring home another National Championship to the UNDISPUTED EcoCAR Team!
Greg is a second-year PhD student who has been working on the team since the end of EcoCAR 2 Year 1. Having held various positions on the team and taken numerous internships in various industries, Greg has a wide breadth of experiences that he brings to the team from turning a wrench to writing controls. His initial interest in the EcoCAR challenge stemmed from looking forward and solving the problems of the future such as integrating advanced vehicles into modern life. Post-graduation, he wishes to continue working in the automotive industry building modeling, running simulations, and developing controls for advanced vehicles.
Brandon is a first-year graduate student in Mechanical engineering from Johnsville, OH. This is his fourth year as a member of the Ohio State EcoCAR mechanical team and second as the Mechanical Team Leader. In the past he has worked to develop the energy storage system and rear powertrain in the Camaro. In his current role, Brandon looks forward to the continued development of the Camaro, and the new focus of vehicle dynamics. Brandon has completed internships with Dana Incorporated, Caterpillar, and Stoneridge Control Devices. Brandon plans to graduate in May of 2018, and plans to work in the automotive industry.
Andrew is a senior in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cardington, Ohio. This is his third year on the team and he is excited to step into a leadership role and help continue the team's success. Andrew has previously worked on designing the low voltage and high voltage systems. This year he wants to focus on refining the electrical systems and improving consumer acceptability. He loves EcoCAR because of the hands-on experience and the team camaraderie. Andrew plans to graduate in Spring 2017 and potentially pursue graduate school.
Dennis is a second-year graduate student in Electrical Engineering from Kampala, Uganda. His interests in controls, electric and hybrid vehicle technologies led him to pursue graduate school at The Ohio State University. Dennis is excited to join the EcoCAR 3 Team and sees it as a platform to explore different control strategies for the EcoCAR 3 Powertrain, interact with people sharing a common interest in cars and bolster interpersonal and communication skills. He has worked on electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle prototypes in Uganda and looks to bolster his skill set and contribute immensely on the EcoCAR 3 Team. In his free time, Dennis enjoys watching TV shows, playing soccer and reading.
Aditya is a second-year graduate student in Mechanical Engineering from Chiplun, India. His passion for automobiles led him to take up Mechanical Engineering, and then join The Ohio State University for graduate studies. He is interested in EcoCAR because of the unique mix of motorsports and hybridization, excellent all round experience offered, and the chance to work with a top notch team. Before joining grad school, Aditya has worked at Tata Motors’ Engineering Research Centre in Pune. In his free time, Aditya likes to read, listen to music, and (ever since leaving India), cook Indian food.
Simon is a first-year Master’s student in Mechanical Engineering from Bloomfield, Michigan. This is his first year with Ohio State’s EcoCAR team; he is the Systems Safety Manager working on vehicle fault detection and remediation, and the lead engineer for Thermal and Fluid Systems on the mechanical team. Simon is coming from a series of internships with Deere & Company’s Construction & Forestry Division having specialized in controls and hydraulics. Having grown up in a General Motors family and around alternative powertrains, EcoCAR is the perfect route for him to learn and grow in the hybrid vehicle industry. Outside of the electric vehicles he is interested in autonomous and additive manufacturing. After graduation, Simon is pursuing opportunities in powertrain electrification for the automotive and construction markets.
Benedict is a fourth-year Electrical and Computer Engineering major from Selangor, Malaysia and is the ADAS subteam leader. After being on the Ohio State EcoCAR team for two years he is excited to step into a leadership role. While in the ADAS subteam, Benedict has worked on developing MATLAB scripts to detect and measure distances to stop signs and vehicles. He has spent a summer at Texas Instruments Inc. as a product and test engineer intern. Benedict is interested in EcoCAR because it provides him valuable engineering project team experience that will benefit him in the engineering industry. Some of Benedict’s hobbies are tennis and playing the guitar.
Wilson is a first-year Mechanical Engineering graduate student from Orlando, Florida. After spending a summer working with the EcoCAR team as a part of the Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP), he decided to take a leadership role as the Engine and Emissions Design Release Engineer on the Ohio State EcoCAR team. He is excited to be a part of the team because of the one of a kind learning experience he will get from participating in EcoCAR. His interest is to continue working in the automotive field after graduating, specifically in the area of advanced powertrain modeling.