Brandon is a second-year graduate student in Mechanical Engineering from Johnsville, OH. This is his fifth year as a member of the Ohio State EcoCAR team and first as theEngineering Manager. In the past he has worked as the Mechanical Team Leader working on a variety of design projects. In his current role, Brandon is excited to take on more responsibility and continue refining the Camaro. Brandon has completed internships with Dana Incorporated, Caterpillar, and Stoneridge Control Devices. He is excited to join the automotive industry after his graduation in May 2018.
Katie Yatsko is a third-year student from Columbus, OH majoring in Data Analytics. She has been involved with the Ohio State EcoCAR 3 team for over five years, and this is her first year as Project Manager for the team. Katie works closely with the Engineering Manager to manage the team and ensure that all goals and deliverables are being met and exceeded.
Greg is a third-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.
Phillip is a 4th year undergrad student in Mechanical Engineering from Madison, OH. Having joined EcoCAR as a freshmen, this is his fourth year on the team, but first as a team lead. Previously he advised on mechanical projects as the team’s lead integration engineer. He is very excited to be able to lead a team and hopes to have the Camaro feeling 110% mechanically for competition. Previously, he held an internship working for Ford in Heat Treat Processes. He is also currently a TA in the student machine shop assisting younger students as a part of the ME 2900 Intro to Design in Mechanical Engineering lab. Moving forward, he is looking to attend grad school at OSU and eventually start a career in the automotive industry.
Kerri is a third-year undergraduate student studying Electrical Engineering from Kettering, Ohio. She spent last summer working for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in the Fuel Economy Development department. After two years on the EcoCAR team, she is excited to step up into a leadership role as the Electrical Systems Lead Engineer. Kerri's initial interest in the EcoCAR team stemmed from wanting to gain applicable, hands-on experience in the automotive industry. She plans to graduate in Spring of 2019 and pursue graduate school and then a career in the automotive industry.
Wilson is a second-year Mechanical Engineering graduate student from Orlando, Florida. After spending a summer working with the EcoCARteam 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 during year 3 of the Ohio State EcoCAR 3 competition. For year 4 he will serve as the System Modeling and Simulation (SMS) Lead Engineer. Along with Simon Trask, he will work toward refining the vehicle model and preparing for controls validation to reduce energy consumption. 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 field of advanced powertrain modeling and controls.
Simon is a second-year Master’s student in Mechanical Engineering from Bloomfield, Michigan. This is his second year with Ohio State’s EcoCAR team; he is the Systems Safety Manager working on vehicle fault detection and remediation, the Innovation team leader working on human factors in autonomous development, and the System Modeling and Simulation co-team lead working on validation and verification. Simon is coming from a series of internships with Deere & Company and Ford Motor Company working in areas including powertrain modeling, hydraulic design and controls, power electronics modeling, and CAE tool development. After graduation, Simon is pursuing opportunities in powertrain electrification and software development for the automotive market.
Evan is a senior Electrical and Computer Engineering student from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has been a part of the OSU EcoCAR team for three years as an electrical team member, ADAS team member, and now ADAS subteam leader. Evan looks forward to using this leadership role to further develop the ADAS system by incorporating feedback warnings to the driver about obstacles on the road. Evan has completed two internships at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise as a test engineering intern and STERIS Corporation as a R&D controls intern working on medical devices. Evan plans to graduate in May 2018 with his bachelor's degree and continue working on EcoCAR during graduate school at Ohio State.
Brianna is a fourth-year undergraduate student from Rochester, NY majoring in Strategic Communications, with minors in both Philosophy and Professional Writing. She is the Communications Manager for the EcoCAR 3 Team and this will be her second year with the team in this role. Brianna has had a range of different internships within scientific fields, and, along with EcoCAR, currently works for The Ohio State University Insitute for Materials Research and SiGNa Chemistry. She plans to graduate in May 2018 and pursue a career in public relations.