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Who We Are

We are an interdisiplinary team of 30 students and professors competing in SpaceX's Hyperloop Pod Competition. The competition involves designing and building a pod to be tested on a track constructed at SpaceX's Hawthorne headquarters in June 2016.

What is the Hyperloop?

The Hyperloop is a proposed advanced method of high speed transportation between cities that are less than about 900 miles apart (e.g. Los Angeles and San Francisco). The system uses a capsule that is propelled through a low pressure steel tube as it rests on frictionless air bearings or magnets.

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Our Team

Structures & Integration

  • Trevor Fritz
  • Kyle Collett
  • Lucas Dewey
  • Viraj Khatri
  • Nathan Ransom

  • Faculty Advisor: Tyler Susko, PhD ME, MIT
  • Graduate Student Advisor: Petros Serbana

Electrical Engineering

  • Chris Johnson
  • Mary Alice Callaghan
  • Juan Castillo
  • Elena Georgieva
  • Terrence Tran

  • Facutly Advisor: Ilan Ben-Yaacov, PhD ECE, UCSB
  • Power Electronics Advisor: Jim Honea, PhD, ECE, UCSB
  • Graduate Student Advisor: Stephanie Johnson

Aerodynamics & Levitation

  • Sarah Conley
  • Dasun Hemachandra
  • Annie Kim
  • Kristine Lai
  • Daniel Vong

  • Faculty Advisor: Greg Dahlen, PhD, ME, UCSB
  • Graduate Student Advisor: Brian Gibson

Computer Engineering

  • Celeste Bean
  • Connor Buckland
  • Cameron McCarthy
  • Ben Hartl
  • Connor Mulcahey

  • Faculty Advisor: John Johnson, PhD ECE, UCSB
  • Graduate Student Advisor: Will Miller

Finances & Marketing

  • Christian Arita
  • Ivan Gouvea