Meet the Team

Aerodynamics

Charles is a sophomore majoring in aerospace engineering and this is his second year with the team. The aerodynamics team conducts the airflow around the car in a way such that the car has minimal drag and maximum downforce. Currently, they are working on a drag reduction system, or DRS, for this year’s car, building the front and rear wings, redesigning the side pods, and developing an undertray and diffuser.

Email: cjfischer@email.arizona.edu

Crew Chief

Devin is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering and this is his third year with the team. He manages safety, track days, and general adjustments on the car at the track. The team is currently working on a pit cart to hold the tools, tires, and anything else needed at the track. They are also putting together some basic checklists to make sure that both the car and driver are completely safe at the track.

Email: devindafoe@email.arizona.edu

Drivetrain & President

Aaron is a junior majoring in systems engineering and computer engineering and this is his fifth year with the team. The drivetrain team is in charge of making sure the engine power can be sent to the rear wheels in the most efficient way possible, taking care of the half shafts, final drive gearing, uprights, wheels, and all of the vehicle architecture simulations. Currently, they are working on replacing some aluminum parts with carbon fiber structures.

Email: aaronschultz@email.arizona.edu

Electronics

Nick is a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering and materials science engineering and this is his second year with the team. The electronics team manages the electrical systems of the car, specifically using the sensor inputs to time and tune the car. Currently, they use a Motec M150 ECU to manage all sensor and actuator data. They are now working on integrating a CAN system, installing a dashboard, and integrating new sensors.

Email: 00nick14@email.arizona.edu

Ergonomics

Luke is a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering and this is his second year with the team. The ergonomics team makes the driver feel at their most comfortable and in control when driving the car so they can use the car to its fullest potential. To do this they work on the steering wheel, shifter, pedals, gauges, etc. Currently, they are working on an electronic throttle sensor for the pedal tray and redesigning the steering wheel.

Email: lkobran@email.arizona.edu

Manufacturing

Jason is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering, this is his fifth year with the team and he was the president for the 2020 season. The manufacturing team is responsible for all parts of the car that are manufactured, building parts in house, and working with third-party sponsor machine shops. Currently, they are working on several parts using 3D CAD modeling/ simulation, CNC programming, and carbon composite mold and part manufacturing.

Email: jmpatrou@gmail.com

Marketing

Carlton is a sophomore majoring in aerospace engineering and this is his second year with the team. The marketing team supports every other subteam by providing parts and monetary support and is responsible for maintaining a cohesive brand image. Currently they are working on solidifying a professional brand to help us create, stabilize, and strengthen the relationship we have with our partners and local community.

Email: carltonlouie@email.arizona.edu

Powertrain

Mike is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering and this is his second year with the team. The powertrain team is in charge of power production for the car. They design components like the intake, exhaust, and engine modifications. Currently, they are working on creating a simulation of the car to optimize performance, tuning the car to maximize horsepower, and researching switching to a forced induction single-cylinder engine.

Email: mikehiggins3@email.arizona.edu

Suspension

Jason is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering and this is his second year with the team and fourth year in FSAE. The suspension team designs and tests the suspension which includes suspension geometry, suspension parts, CAD analysis, suspension alignment as well as data analysis of suspension on and off track. Currently, they are integrating 4-way adjustable coil-overs, carbon fiber a-arms, and a carbon rear structure with drivetrain.

Email: jgofandi@email.arizona.edu

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