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Engineering Service Road
Irvine, CA, 92617

UC Irvine's very own Hyperloop team. We are working to shape the transportation of the future to be even more cheap, effecient, and clean.

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Management Team

Manages logistics of the entire team including documentation, finances, outreach and fellow team members


Dr. Roger H. Rangel
Faculty Advisor

Arwa Tizani
Graduate Advisor


Andrew Tec
Team Captain

Chanceleir Schilling
Project Manager


Khaled Takwa
Chief Systems Engineer

Mazen Nader Alkhatib
Assistant Project Manager

Woo Yoong Chong
Systems Engineer

Outreach Team

Uses networking, sponsorship management, event organization, marketing and advertisement as well as community outreach to promote and sustain the HyperXite team and pod


Adora Tadros
Outreach Lead


Rebecca Lim
Digital Coordinator

Ruby Gu


Operations Team

Responsible for the team's operations which include processing, manufacturing and special projects.

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Calvin Brochers
Processing Engineer

Dong Hyeon Kim
Manufacturing Lead

Will Burre
Special Projects Lead

Mechanics Team

The mechanics subsystem ensures and maximizes the safety and speed of the pod by integrating a high-end electric motor with proper liquid cooling systems, and creating a high velocity braking mechanisms.


Harmeet Gill
Chief Scientist

Leslie Hsiao
Propulsion Lead

Billy Tran
Braking Lead

Nicolas DeLouise
Piping / Cooling Lead

Derek Cheng
Piping/Cooling Team Member

Hemang Mehta
Piping/Cooling Team Member


Lauren Fleming
Piping/Cooling Team Member

Mohamed Idris
Propulsion Team Member

Harshil Dadhaniya
Propulsion Team Member

Structures Team

The structures team is responsible for designing a modular structure, improving the pusher interface, and designing new stabilizer wheels for the HyperXite pod

Youssef Iskander
Static Structures Lead

Allen Chang
Dynamic Structures Lead

Jagdeep Batther
Dynamic Structures Lead

Kyle Monahan
Structures Team Member

Miles Richman
Structures Team Member

Sergio Linares
Structures Team Member

Lisheng Wang
Structures Team Member

Jiahui (Jayce) Cao
Structures Team Member

Bilal Said
Structures Team Member

Simulations Team

The simulations team uses different softwares to simulate the behavior of the HyperXite pod to ensure safety and success


Jason Lee
Dynamic Simulations Lead

Youngon (Annie) Lee
Static Simulations Lead


Lisheng Wang
Simulations Team Member

Jiahui (Jayce) Cao
Simulations Team Member

Carol Reyes
Simulations Team Member

Electronics Team

In charge of controlling the pod's Navigation, Power Systems and Controls


Sean McCutcheon
Electronics Lead

Kyle Ferreira
Power Systems Lead


Mark Mekkittikul
Navigation Lead

Matt Casper
Power Systems Team Member

Trevor Yasutake
Controls Team Member


Nicholas Oune
Controls Team Member

Shreshth Kumar
Controls Team Member


Documentation Team

We plan and direct the preparation of project documentation such as engineering drawings, experiments and tests, design packages, and bill of materials. We work closely with the project manager and system engineers to monitor and ensure the progress of the project.


Daniella Jimenez
Documentation Team Member

Adrienne Lee
Documentation Team Member