Who We Are
We are the Sheffield University team competing in the Shell Eco Marathon, an international engineering competition hosted every year by Shell. The goal of the competition isn't which car crosses the finish line first - it's the car that completes the furthest distance using the least amount of energy! Our team competes in the prototype vehicle class; building and racing a battery electric vehicle.
Our student team comprises of 19 engineering students from a range of engineering disciplines to cover all design aspects of our vehicle: Electronic and Electrical, Automatic Controls and Systems and Mechanical.
Our goal is to build a car of the future with key focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. We hope that by competing in the Shell Eco Marathon, student team-members can gain valuable hands-on engineering experience on a real project. Furthermore, our members get the opportunity to further develop other skills, such as presentation, communication, organisational and management.
We run a recruitment at the start of each academic year, which consists of an online application form allowing prospective members the chance to showcase their engineering knowledge, expertise and passion for motor-sport and automotive engineering.
To find out more about the Sheffield Eco Motorsports team email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Whole Team
Executive Team Members
Ricardo Dominguez (Team Principal) - 3rd Year Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering
Eldar Rahimov (Senior Advisor) - PhD Mechanical Engineering
Dennis Premoli (Safety Officer) - 2nd Year BEng Materials Science and Engineering
Adisa (Mechanical Systems Technical Director) - 3rd Year BEng Mechanical Engineering
Sanka (Electrical and Control Technical Director) - 3rd Year Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering
Electrical Propulsion Sub Team
Andrew Huff (Team Leader) - 3rd year MEng Digital Electronics
Daniel Elsey - 3rd Year MEng Electrical Engineering
Zhen Cao - 1st Year BEng Electrical Engineering
Mohd Rizal - 3rd Year BEng Electrical Engineering
Controls Sub Team
Yadav Dosieah (Team Leader) - 3rd Year MEng Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering
Mohammad Bahgat - 3rd Year MEng Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering
Rutwick Zapake - 2nd Year MEng Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering (w/ Year in Industry)
Manufacturing Sub Team
Youssef Ghoneim (Team Leader) - 2nd Year General Engineering
George Kite - 4th Year MEng Mechanical Engineering (w/ Year in Industry)
Heidi “The Stig” Nasir - 3rd MEng Mechanical Engineering with Biomechanics
Nikolay Irmanov - 2nd Year MEng Mechanical Engineering (w/ Year in Germany)
Sophie Barwick - 1st Year MEng General Engineering
Steering and Wheels Sub Team
Jack Willis - 3rd Year MEng Mechanical Engineering (w/ Year in Industry)
Oskar Ernst - 1st Year MEng Aerospace Engineering (w/ Year in North America)