Our Mission

Our Mission

Solar racing is more than a pursuit of the sun, it is a pursuit of our ideals, our aspirations, a pursuit of what our future can be. Our goal is to generate something more tangible than hope that climate change will resolve itself. Through our widespread public outreach, particularly our youth, we want to cultivate a passion, a drive to instigate change now. We’ve developed an unquenchable devotion to pushing the limits of efficiency and sustainability in everything we do; this is the ethos we want to share with the world.

The people who join us on our transcontinental journeys are the ones who don’t see limits, only visions of tomorrow; they obsess over every detail required to make it happen. We have engineered our cars with the very best of what we have available and with the very best of ourselves, to be a road sign pointing us towards what our automotive future can be.

By demonstrating the capabilities of today, we hope the possibilities of tomorrow will inspire and captivate the imaginations of everyone we reach. We only hope that you can join us on our mission, and that we can work together on our visions for the future.

Management

Management

B. Industrial Design

What do you enjoy about the Solar Car Team?

"Having the opportunity to lead a diverse team to develop the next generation of transportation."

Brad Nadalini

Team Manager

B. Industrial Design

What do you enjoy doing in the Solar Car Team?

"The heated discussions while huddled over a whiteboard"

Divyam Shah

Systems and Interface Lead

Mechanical

Mechanical

B. Industrial Design

What do you enjoy doing in the Solar Car Team?

"Getting hands on work assembling the cars, and seeing them drive."

Daniel Pearce

Mechanical Lead

B. Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering (Hons)

What do you enjoy doing in the Solar Car Team?

"Getting hands on to engineer and manufacture components of the car that you designed."

Kartik Kumar

Mechanical Lead

B. Mechanical Engineering

What do you enjoy about the Solar Car Team?

"The experience is unmatched. Everything is done by industry standards and utilise world class software and manufacturing processes that are rarely found anywhere else."

Alex Grima

Mechanical Engineer

B. Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering

What do you enjoy about the Solar Car Team?

"The experience that can be gained in so many techniques for manufacturing and development."

Lachlan Weymouth

Mechanical Engineer

B. Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

What do you enjoy about the Solar Car Team?

"Being able to work with such an amazing group of people to design parts and then manufacture them and see them come to life is such a great experience."

Andrew Grima

Mechanical Engineer

B. Mechanical Engineering

What do you enjoy about the Solar Car Team?

"Everyone here at Solar Car is very friendly and helpful when it comes to trying to learn new techniques, but also at the same time, everyone can buckle down and get things done when the time calls for it."

Miguel Agustin

Mechanical Engineer

B. Industrial Design

Why do you enjoy about the Solar Car Team?

"Working as a team pushing engineering boundaries to be the fastest solar car racing team in the world. "

Aaron Sharman

Mechanical Engineer

B. Mechanical Engineering

What do you enjoy doing in the Solar Car Team?

"Annoying the aero team"

PVC Pat

Chief Chassis Tester

Electrical

Electrical

B. Electrical Engineering

What do you enjoy about the Solar Car Team?

"Seeing something you design and build come to life."

Peter Mitchell

Electrical Lead

B. Electrical Engineering

What do you enjoy doing in the Solar Car Team?

"Empowering the team."

Extension Cord

Electrical Lead

B. Electrical Engineering

What do you enjoy doing in the Solar Car Team?

"Solving problems, it's very challenging, but also very rewarding"

Rob Kingston

Embedded Systems

B. Electrical Engineering

What do you enjoy about the Solar Car Team?

"I like being able to come into the labs at any time and finding something interesting going on."

Preston Fisher

Electrical Engineer

Communications and Partnerships

Communications and Partnerships

What do you enjoy doing in the Solar Car Team?

"I like messing around in Adobe Illustrator."

Maggie Worsley

Communications & Media

B. Business Human Resources Management

Why did you join the Solar Car Team?

"A focus on practical education and sustainability are ideals that I wanted to support by joining the team."

John Lewis

Partnerships

Strategy

Strategy

B. Computer Science (Adv.)

What do you enjoy doing in the Solar Car Team?

"Learning how to approach different problems and experimenting with different ideas."

Andrew Smith

Strategy Lead

B. ICT (Adv.), B. Applied Data Science

What do you enjoy doing in the Solar Car Team?

"Working on interesting things with cool people."

Jonathan Allen

Strategy Lead

B. Computer Science (Adv.)

What do you enjoy doing in the Solar Car Team?

"Working on the slug"

Ethan Harris

Strategist

Alumni

Mentors

B.E. (Mech), M.Sc.(I.D.)

What do you enjoy doing in the Solar Car Team?

"I love working with a team making designs become reality!"

Bernie Fehon

Strategy and Design Adviser

Academic Advisors

Academic Advisors

Ali Hellany

Senior Lecturer, Engineering

ME (Hons), Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

Jodie Clark

School Manager

Raju Majji

Senior Technical Support Officer

MEng (Hons), B Des Tech

Leo Zhang

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering

BE (Hons), MPhil, Ph.D.

Gaetano Gargiulo

Research Associate Professor, Engineering

Laurea Magistalis Electronic Engineering, Ph.D.

2019 Team

2019 Team

Max Mammone

Team Manager

Saamiul Bashar

Aero Lead

Peter Mitchell

Electrical Lead

Karl Monteiro

Mechanical Lead

Grace Mitchell

Media Lead

Georgi Georgieff

Strategy Lead

Dan Nemec

Mechanical Mentor

Rohan Munjal

Mechanical Mentor

Ameer Bashar

Strategy Team

Andrew Smith

Media Team

Wendy Pham

Media Team

Antonio Stankoski

Mechanical Team

Daniel I

Mechanical Team

Elly Gomez

Mechanical Team

Patrick Kamlade

Mechanical Team

Tyler Lowrie

Mechanical Team

Damien Rice

Electrical Team

Hieu Bui

Electrical Team

Kieran Tolson

Electrical Team

Nigel Venaruzzo

Electrical Team

Robert Kingston

Electrical Team

2017/2018 Team

2017/2018 Team

Saamiul Bashar

Team Manager

Max Mammone

Assistant Team Manager

Karl Monteiro

Logistics Lead

Roslyn Jan

Support Team

Jon Marsden

Support Team

Michael Walsh

School Manager

Georgi Georgieff

Strategy Lead

Dan Nemec

Mechanical Lead

Mario Trape

Electrical Lead

Zoe Gottstein

Electrical Team

Nathaniel Pangilinan

Strategy Team

Rohan Munjal

Mechanical Team

Crispin Trueman

Mechanical Team

Lucas Young

Mechanical Team

Valerie Jochico

Mechanical Team

Alex Ryman

Mechanical Team

Kieran Tolson

Electrical Team

Euan Willis

Electrical Team

Grace Mitchell

Driver & Graphic Designer

Mustapha Afaar

Driver & Safety Officer

Joseph Kwan

Photographer

Terri Ferreira

Videographer & Editor

Tony Bazouni

Technical Systems Mentor

Anuj Verma

Project Officer (Management)

Cameron Weston

Project Officer (Technical)

Ann Xiao

Marketing/Media Mentor

Jan Chen

Videographer & Editor

2015 Team

2015 Team

Anuj Verma

Team Manager

Cameron Weston

Mechanical Lead

Michael Jay

Electrical Lead

Ann Xiao

Media Lead

Kieran Luken

IT & Telemetry Lead

Chris Rusnak

Design Lead

Rez Pulido

Driver & Strategy

Inian Anbalagan

Aerodynamics

Dan Nemec

Mechanical Team

Saamiul Bashar

Mechanical Team

Joseph Lam

Mechanical Team

Jeffrey Legaspi

Mechanical Team

Daniel Eddington

Electrical Team

Jean-Luc Stevens

Electrical Team

Ben Grant

Electrical Team

Tony Bazouni

Electrical Team

Kristy Lawrence

Media Team

Danielo Barcelli

Media Team

Ben Harnsupkorn

Media Team

Matt Richardson

IT & Telemetry Team

Peter Macgregor

IT & Telemetry Team

Stuart Gales

Embedded Systems

2013 Team

2013 Team

Jay Manley

Team Manager

Nathaniel Daines

Software Engineer

Vincent Mangion

Race Documenter

Ben Grant

Electrical Lead

Michael Robertson

Electrical Engineer

Craig Borrows

Electrical Engineer

David Wales

Communications/Electrical Team

Michael Jay

Electrical Engineer

Matthew Smith

Electrical Engineer

Daniel Eddington

Electrical Engineer

Andrew Whitney

Mechanical Engineer

Carl Busch

Mechanical Engineer

Anuj Verma

Mechanical Engineer

Rohan Munjal

General Member

Jessica Mitchell

Driver

Gregory Hatten

Business Manager