Roster


Faculty:

Chris Bull, Senior Lecturer in Engineering


Current Members:

Samuel Friedman '15
Victoria Lee '15
Peter Cooper '16
Richard Deng '16
James Dilling '16
Christine Herrmann '16
Graham Keeth '16
Thanin Kovitchindachai '16
Brennan MacInnes '16
Nicholas McGurk '16
Messhia Young '16
Rohil Bhansali '17
Matthew Conway '17
Isaku Kamada '17
Andrew Kim '17
Kyle Laracey '17
Philip Mathieu '17
Grant Menon '17
Rachel Murai '17
Kelsey Sandquist '17
Brett Sherman '17
Matthew Shorter '17
Jaekyung Song '17


Current New Members:

Kaden Lee '15
Michael Lee '16
Victor Dang '17
Andrew Kim '17
Lorenzo Sanchez '17
Francois Van der Straten-Ponthoz '17
Sebastian Ali '18
Talley Amir '18
Kevin Anderson '18
Liz Bixler '18
Chris Casares '18
Paul Friedman '18
Aneesh Heintz '18
Fabien Ho Ching Ma '18
Raphael Kargon '18
Annika MacEwen '18
Naryan Murthy '18
Isaac Semaya '18
Franklin Tarke '18
Forrest Tran '18


Alumni:

Colden Eldridge '14
Jeanette Miranda '14
Stephen Weinreich '14
Beverly Xu '14
Jay Young '14
Max Gottesman '13
Andrew Choi '13
Ian Hovander '13
Steven Klurfeld '13
Evan Lester '13
Therice Morris '13
Morgan Walti '13
Ben Freudberg '12
Warren Jin '12
David Brown '11
Eli Bashevkin '11
Nick Vina '11
Elinor Fung '11
Luke Angelini '10
Will Richards '10
Jon Kalow '10
Ethan Ballweber '10
Ethan Currens '10
Hannah Singer '10
Caitlin Ashley-Rollman '09
Hector Inirio '09
Mark Fuller '09
Vivette El-Fawal '09
Michael Chon '09
Gil Breingan '08
Adam Greenbaum '08
Ky Krieger '08
Saben Murray '08
Jared Slucter '08
Mark Glennon '07
Alyssa Ricker '07
Marc Bastien '06
Andrew Del Donno '06
Josh Dunford '06
Lars Kanter '06

Faculty

Chris "The" Bull

Apparition / Faculty Sponsor


Year: 1868(?)

Major: Ph.D Underwater Basketweaving


“We need more argon!”

The true origin of Chris Bull's affiliation with the Brown Formula FSAE Team is lost in the inscrutable mists of time. However, legend has it that a despairing undergraduate, overwhelmed by schoolwork and car team responsibilities, was roaming the corridors of Prince Labs late one fall night, and dropped a heap of parts orders in his blind stupor before passing out on the car shop couch. This poor soul awoke to the sound of phone ringing- to his amazement, several companies called confirming the shipment of essential parts, and that a sorely-needed full tank of argon was waiting upstairs. Since then, Chris has been essential to the functioning of the team. He is a rarely seen individual, hunted by many for his vast array of skills and capabilities, friendly disposition, and discretionary budget. Nevertheless, if the team ever needs parts, gas, completed paperwork, good advice- he will do it, quickly and quietly.


Some say Chris Bull is naught but a myth or a specter, but the members of the FSAE team (and now you, too) know that he can always be spotted, spandex-clad, biking to work at around 6:30AM in the swirling snow on College Hill.



Current Members

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Samuel "Schmoo" Friedman

Co-Captain

Suspension Lead


Year: 2015

Major: Electrical Engineering


Sam, also known as Schmuel or Schmoo, is the proud owner of a bucket hat and the complete series of Ancient Aliens. Between drinking from Mason jars and wearing knit ties, he has very little time to engage in stereotypical hipster behavior. The only popular band he likes is attached to Richard's watch. Sam plays a homemade electric guitar through a homemade tube amp. Unfortunately, Sam tends to say things that don't make sense 50% of the time (mostly because people cannot comprehend the latter 50% of his brilliance). Also unfortunately, he has been known to wear shorts that are higher than his fingertips ("I have long arms!!" replied Sam). Fun Fact: Did you know that Sam is from Seattle, and that he knew about Mack-luh-more before he was cool? Spoiler alert: Sam is from Seattle. Also, did you know that he's a hipster?



Victoria "Torzzz/Torsion Spring/InducTori" Lee

Co-Captain

Powertrain Lead


Year: 2015

Major: Mechanical Engineering


Tori (Tor-Tor, Icky Vicky, and most certainly team mom) has her own personalized sticky notes, which she absolutely loves. We recently discovered that she is a professional balloon scientist and that she was heartbroken when she did not get a balloon on her last day of work. She kills the organizational game with a calendar so stacked even Google is concerned. With all her talents, it is strange to note that she is bad at adding as well as walking, although she still makes an excellent Sam doppelganger. She loves K-Pop and has been accused of solely listening to angsty teenage boy music, like some Blink-182 and Paul Wall. She has denied these claims. Being from New Jersey, filling up gas is one of her greatest fears, along with spiders. Fun Fact: despite being unanimously renowned as Team Mom, she vehemently denies this title as quote "no mother has shown her child as much love as I give the Brown FSAE Car Team."¯ Her mother has so far declined to comment.



Peter "PeeCoop" Cooper


Year: 2016

Major: Computer Science


Peter will never refuse an opportunity to rock his orange computer science t-shirt, especially around the ladies. He detests NFC, Snapchat, and anything cryptographically inadequate. Many have mistaken him for the guy who played Spock in the new Star Trek movies and was a villain in Heroes. He only feels right carrying two knives because he has the only Leatherman without a knife. Did we mention CS? Like Kyle and Rohil only better, Peter is so good at CS it's no longer fair. Fun Fact: though having access, Peter still refuses to take Jay on the USS enterprise/NCC-1701 and has absolutely had an encounter with the aliens of the 4th floor of the CIT.



Richard "Ricardo" Deng

Welding Co-Lead


Year: 2016

Major: Mechanical Engineering


"I've got Tockwotton all over my face!"

Richard (also known as Richie or Ricardo) is one of the team's most talented welders. He has been known to make bike locks and modify belts on the bandsaw. As a hardcore parkour practicer, Richard may frequently be found flipping, climbing, and jumping off things. In his free time, Richard can be found ballroom dancing or playing ultimate. If you have any bonsai trees that need taking care of, Richard is your man. We will be missing Richard for the rest of the semester -- he is off to study abroad in Cantabria! Fun Fact: Richard is so stylish, he once wore a nose on his head, bringing back 90s fashion once and for all.



James "Yames" Dilling

Drivetrain Lead, Welding Co-Lead


Year: 2016

Major: Mechanical Engineering


James (also known as Jimbo, James Quesadilling, J.Dill, James "G-Man" Dilling, and many more self-bequeathed nicknames) is a jack of all trades. Perhaps the most impressive skill is his ability to lose his keys, glasses, phone, and many other possessions regularly. This is probably due to his hundreds of pockets (he even bought a jacket with 32 pockets, which came with an owner's manual--he still managed to lose his school ID in less than 24 hours). His most prized possession under $15 is a cheap, dull, re-gifted machete, about which he has reportedly stated, "I would never buy this because cold steel is crap."¯James abhors shirts of any kind and sheds his shirts whenever possible. He is a certified swimming lifeguard, and has been known to burst into a girlish fit of giggles when extremely amused. Fun Fact: James is secretly the funniest person on the team, but his moments of comic brilliance are only granted to the very fortunate.



Christine Herrmann

Powertrain Oil Lead


Year: 2016

Major: Materials Engineering


The word "Christine" can be found in a thesaurus listed as a perfect synonym to the words "airplanes" and "hockey". She has unanimously won the superlative to be the team member "most likely to airplane", and her favorite number is unquestionably 747. A very high percentage of her wardrobe is pink, and while Christine denied it at first, a couple months later she finally admitted in a very surprised tone that she did in fact own a lot of pink. She is a huge fan of Top Gear, she used to be a vaulter, and she has the universerally-coveted skill of being able to sunburn through her jeans. Fun Fact: She loves challenging herself to integrate polynomials.



Graham "Grahamster" Keeth

Driver Controls Lead


Year: 2016

Major: Electrical Engineering


Graham, also known as Grahamster, Grahamburger, or Teddy Graham, has made a Graham Cracker in Brennan's body. He can't get out of a car without tripping over himself (many, many, many times). He is a proud Eagle Scout and shows off his knot-tying skills whenever he has the opportunity. One time, he proposed to [kissed] Sam (he liked him so much, he put a ring on it). It was a great success. Graham also re-gifted a machete once (see James). He refuses to wear anything besides his Car Team shirts, plaid, or his orange freshman shirt with machining oil splatters everywhere ("I haven't worn that shirt in two years!" protested Graham). Fun Fact: his stores of Pixar knowledge are vast, but challenge him only if you dare!



Thanin "Thaninja" Kovitchindachai


Year: 2016

Major: Mechanical Engineering


Thanin plays the piano so well it could break even the hardest of souls with its beauty. He is known to all as the dictator and Supreme Overlord of Jo's. It is rumored that he is a double-agent for CubeSat, but this has yet to be confirmed. His last name causes even the strongest to shrink in fear, but it is actually entirely pronouncable once one gets over the sheer number of syllables. Fun Fact: his laugh is by far the most cherished sound in the world.



Brennan "Brennana" MacInnes

Chassis Lead


Year: 2016

Major: Mechanical Engineering


Brennan can almost always be found with two tea thermoses in his backpack and one earbud in his ear. When asked what he is listening to, the answer will undoubtedly be an educational podcast. Brennan is the team's composites master and intense bodybuilder. Known to some as the Ginger Bread Man (or GBM), he has nailed the art of gluten-free bread. He is an avid biker who arrived at Brown with an associates degree in applied science (mechatronics) and enjoys learning how to spell words with hieroglyphics in his free time. Fun Fact: Brennan refuses to eat anything sweet after the sun sets, and he feels naked without his Leatherman.



Messhia Young

Fuel Co-Lead


Year: 2016

Major: Mechanical Engineering


Messhia loves cooking (gluten free and proud of it!), locating sprouted grain products, and playing the piano. She is an avid builder, devoting hours upon hours in the Brown Design Workshop, making functional pieces from scraps. She is a true engineer at heart, and if she could be best friends with Isaac Newton, she would. She loves scarves, sunshine, and silk, in addition to folding bits of paper into beautiful origami art. Fun Fact: Messhia is the only person in North America with her first name.



Rohil "Brochill" Bhansali

Driver Controls Shifting Co-Lead


Year: 2017

Major: Currently Undeclared


Rohil (also known as Brohil, or, more commonly, Brochill) is always looking fresh. He attends warehouse parties, but not ironically (he denies that he is a hipster). He has been caught in the EDM Room once or twice. Rohil is a member of the Ultimate Frisbee team and loves silent road trips with Chris. He has also been known to demolish CS projects with skill perhaps only matched by Kyle and surpassed by Peter. Fun Fact: While Rohil does not quite appreciate the humanities, he does excel at creating the most wonderful emoji artwork.



Matthew Conway


Year: 2017

Major: Currently Undeclared


When not spending his time in the great outdoors or listening to classical music, Matt enjoys model building and baking. He loves building car models and baking all sorts of things (lots and lots of cakes!). He loves camping and visiting national parks, and his favorite season is winter. He can kick your butt at board games and card games, so challenge him only if you dare. Fun Fact: If Matt could be an animal, he would choose to be a dolphin.



Isaku Kamada

Recruiting Co-Lead

Steering Lead


Year: 2017

Major: Currently Undeclared


Isaku is one of the team's esteemed jigging extraordinaires. He knows every Taylor Swift song lyric ever in existence (perhaps not by choice) and has run to Massachusetts and back from Providence. He is also an avid biker and plays the clarinet. While he may look like an angel cherub (especially while sleeping), he is, in reality, a master prankster. He is also a genius behind the camera, making his vast array of subjects, which range from ratty omelettes to race cars, look surprisingly good (many, many Car Team photo credits go to Isaku). He has been known to go into friends' houses and make a mess, especially by tipping over random bags of bouncy balls without checking their contents first. Fun Fact: Isaku was born in Issaquah, which is almost but not quite in Seattle, and has improved that city's standing considerably.



Kyle "Kyley Cyrus" Laracey

Driver Controls Shifting Co-Lead


Year: 2017

Major: Currently Undeclared


"Typesetting is an interesting problem."


Kyle is ridiculously photogenic. It will remain an undefeatable challenge to catch him in one unflattering picture (must be because he rocks the hair swoosh). Kyle enjoys cross-country skiing on golf courses and running. He is an amazing machinist, and also the nicest person in general, but the extent of his kindness continues to astound the team (except when he stares at you). He may match Rohil as one of the team's masters of the CIT though no one can compare to Peter. Fun Fact: even when confronted by an angry driver, he simply smiles and waves, "Hello!"



Philip "Phil Phillips" Mathieu

Recruiting Co-Lead

Aerodynamics Co-Lead


Year: 2017

Major: Currently Undeclared


Philip has climbed well over 20,000 feet, and not in an airplane (he is such an avid hiker that he believes even hiking alone is great). He has read every Popular Science magazine since 2005 (but devastatingly missed one issue this past summer). Philip is a wilderness first responder and has worked as a camp counselor. The one time he attempted arts and crafts, he constructed a masterpiece of a Q-tip tower, which was both taller than all the campers' towers and made everybody cry (Philip reportedly protested, "One time! It was one time!!"). He was born in Portland, was raised in Freedom, and has now reached Providence. Philip loves doing covers of Phil Phillips. Fun Fact: Every day, Philip's laptop shuts off at 10pm, which he still maintains is a good idea.



Nicholas "Nickname" McGurk

Aerodynamics Co-Lead


Year: 2017

Major: Mechanical Engineering


Nick would best be described as a gentle giant. Or a giraffe. His exterior may appear quiet and shy, but be warned that he is actually extremely sassy. He is one of the team's aero masters and very nearly a professional photographer. He enjoys cooking almost as much as he enjoys playing with Silly Putty. He loves black licorice (unlike everybody else on the planet) and loves sharing everything from his Silly Putty to his Pocky. He's that nice. His dream room would feature a whiteboard on every single wall so that he could decorate and redecorate all the time. Fun Fact: Nick is capable of eating a banana in just one bite.



Grant "Not Graham" Menon

Pedalbox Lead


Year: 2017

Major: Currently Undeclared


Grant is one of those quiet entrepreneurial types--he secretly owns his own Lego store online (who knew??). He is a professional magician and the sole owner and proprietor of a classical guitar. He has acted in many a Shakespearean play (direct quote from the talented actor himself: "I am a bit of a shakespearean buff myself"). Grant can see the bright side in anything, and he is of the belief that "a pun a day keeps his doctor away"--and the puns need not be good (they never are). He is the resident expert on the dial indicator and a budding pedal box connoisseur. Fun Fact: Grant's nails are always flawless.



Rachel "Rachill" Murai

Driver Controls: Electronics Co-Lead


Year: 2017

Major: Currently Undeclared


Rachel is world-famous for being the slowest eater ever (for example, she eats celery like it is string cheese, peeling each string like a bunny). She owns exactly one pair of jeans, but it doesn't count because it's actually a pair of jeggings in disguise. She is the quietest human on the planet, but secretly dances like a pro, edits videos like a pro, and makes electronic music like a pro. Rachel's fashion style can be epitomized by neon sneakers, equally neon nails, ribbons, and spiky things. By joining this team, she is rebelling against her prep school origins in exchange for driving fast cars and using power tools. Fun Fact: When she is not making schematics or machining beautiful parts like a pro, Rachel enjoys finding royalty-free music about driving race cars.



Kelsey Sandquist

Brakes Lead


Year: 2017

Major: Currently Undeclared


Kelsey is by far the strongest person on the team. She is a member of Aerial Arts, where she plays with ribbons (and other people's hair). She grew up in Costa Rica and is one of the team's esteemed van experts at competition. When tired, she has been known to sleeptalk about engineering. She also loves to make the brakes smaller, lighter, and more efficiently packaged. Just wait until she meets Brake Fluid, the arch-nemesis of all brakes leads. Fun Fact: Kelsey's favorite activity at Tockwotton is turning the shop into an aerial studio.



Brett "BMS" Sherman

Body Lead


Year: 2017

Major: Currently Undeclared


Between chatting to people about random surgical techniques, talking to himself while machining, and playing the trumpet in the Brown Band, Brett is probably the loudest member of the team. He also has the loudest laugh of all time (except for maybe Tori). Brett is also one of the team's esteemed van experts at competition, and he is the team's newest bodybuilder. He is a master at hole-deburring, and is a trained volunteer for Brown EMS. Fun Fact: Brett could absolutely save your life, but only if he felt like it.



Matthew "Chilly P" Shorter

Cooling Lead


Year: 2017

Major: Currently Undeclared


Matt, also lovingly known as chilly-p or just chilly to the special people in his life, has been a member of the team since he was a prefrosh, tying the record for earliest membership on the team (see Graham). He may or may not wear both contacts and glasses. He could not decide between an analog or a digital watch, so he ended up buying a watch with both. Matt Shorter maintains that he is not, in fact, short, but Jay is skeptical of this fact. Team members have to watch out at Car Team game nights, as he is silent but deadly at Settlers of Catan. Fun Fact: Matt looks so much like his dad, they have been mistaken for one another on multiple occasions.



Jaekyung "J" Song

Fuel Co-Lead


Year: 2017

Major: Currently Undeclared


J is a man of few words (or few letters, as evidenced by his name - just a J). He is a very quiet member of the team, rumored to be a design ninja. He enjoys listening to classical music (his favorite song is Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven) and playing video games. Despite having a Gmail account for years, J didn't discover Gmail's chat functions until very recently. Fun Fact: When J was little, he wanted to be a zoo keeper!




Alumni

Colden Eldridge
Team Co-Lead 2014
Powertrain Lead 2014

Jeanette Miranda
Team Co-Lead 2014
Chassis/Suspension Lead 2014

Stephen Weinreich
Team Co-Lead 2014
Electronics Lead 2013-14

Beverly Xu
Fuel Co-Lead 2013

Jay Young
Impact Attenuator Lead 2013-14

Max Gottesman
Team Lead 2012-13
Powertrain Lead 2012-13

Therice Morris
Chassis/Suspension Lead 2013

Morgan Walti
Powertrain Lead 2013

Evan Lester
Fuel System Lead 2013

Steven Klurfeld
Drivetrain Lead 2013

Andrew Choi
Cooling Lead 2013

Ian Hovander

Benjamin Freudberg
Chassis/Suspension Lead 2012

Warren Jin
Electronics Lead 2012

David Brown
Team Lead 2011
Chassis/Suspension Lead 2011

Eli Bashevkin
Powertrain Lead 2011

Nicolas Vina
Powertrain Lead 2011

Elinor Fung
Electronics Lead 2011

Luke Angelini
Team Lead 2010
Powertrain Lead 2009-10

Will Richards
Chassis/Suspension Lead 2010

Jon Kalow
Brakes Lead 2010

Ethan Currens

Hannah Singer

Ethan Ballweber
Body/Finish Lead 2009-10

Caitlin Ashley-Rollman
Team Lead 2009
Chassis/Suspension Lead 2009

Hector Inirio
Drivetrain Lead 2009

Vivette El Fawal

Michael Chon

Mark Fuller

Adam Greenbaum
Team Manager 2008
Drivetrain Lead 2007

Gil Breingan
Drivetrain Lead 2008

Saben Murray
Team Lead 2008
Suspension Lead 2008

Jared Slucter
Powertrain Lead 2008

Ky Krieger
Ergo Lead 2007-08

Mark Glennon
Team Lead 2007
Powertrain Lead 2007

Alyssa Ricker
Suspension Lead 2007

Josh Dunford
Team Lead 2006
Suspension Lead 2006

Lars Kanter
Team Lead 2006
Powertrain Lead 2006

Andrew Del Donno
Drivetrain Lead 2006

Marc Bastien
Ergo Lead 2006