OUR LEADERSHIP

Team Captain & Chassis Lead

Sean Dulkoski

Education & Goals

Sean is a senior studying Mechanical Engineering. He intends to pursue a masters in mechanical engineering and continue on to industry.

Responsibilities

Sean is responsible for the overall management of both the vehicle design and the team itself. As chassis lead, he is responsible for the design, analysis, manufacturing, and integration coordination of our chassis.

Interests

He enjoys listening to music and playing guitar despite his lack of talent.

Team President

Salam Mulhem

Education & Goals

Salam is a senior in Aerospace Engineering and is planning to pursue a career in the space industry. Her interests lie in the exploration of Mars and community outreach.

Responsibilities

Salam is responsible for the external aspects of the team, including finances, corporate relationships, and competition proceedings. She partners with the Captain in general team management.

Interests

Salam enjoys photography and can often be found watching streams of space launches. She has sanded enough to last her three lifetimes.

Engine Lead

Ashish Mittal

Education & Goals

Ashish is a junior studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering.  He intends to pursue a Ph.D. in Control Systems and to eventually work in the industry.

Responsibilities

He is responsible for the design, analysis, manufacturing, and tuning of the components within the Engine Subsystem.

Interests

Ashish enjoys to travel and read. He also follows Formula 1 as Charles Leclerc’s most dedicated fan.

Suspension Lead

Lucas Day

Education & Goals

Lucas is a junior in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation, he plans to enter the industry.

Responsibilities

He is in charge of the development of the Suspension Subsystem through component design, vehicle dynamics simulations, manufacturing, and on-track testing.

Interests

Lucas enjoys night hikes, playing campfire songs, and watching Jon Bois sports documentaries.

Aerodynamics Lead

Albert Kwan

Education & Goals

Albert is a junior studying Aerospace Engineering. He intends to pursue a career in the defense industry.

Responsibilities

As the aerodynamics subsystem lead, Albert is responsible for the design, manufacturing, and validation of the Illini Motorsports aero package.

Interests

In his free time, Albert enjoys fishing. Often, you can spot him sprinting down Green Street on his bike.

Electronics Lead

Aditya Mansharamani

Education & Goals

Aditya is a junior studying Computer Science. After graduation he is looking forward to working in the prop trading industry.

Responsibilities

Aditya is responsible for every electron flowing through the car. Specifically, he designs, manufactures, and integrates the various electronic devices and sensors needed to run the car, while providing valuable data to the other subsystems.

Interests

Outside of the shop, Aditya loves to fly drones, lift, and hang out with friends.

Drivetrain Lead

Michael Kowalski

Education & Goals

Michael is a junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering, with a particular interest in structural design and simulation. After graduating, he looks forward to finding a job in the automotive or aerospace industry.

Responsibilities

As drivetrain lead, he is responsible for the brake system and rear driveline, which is composed of the chain drive, differential, and hub assemblies.

Interests

In his free time, Michael enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, and skiing.