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Chris Sheffer

Team Principal

Our Team Principal is Chris Sheffer! He’s studying Aeronautics and Astronautics and is in his 4th year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“One of my main goals of the year is to encourage a competitive spirit throughout the team. I believe that collectively we will have more fun and learn more when we set our sights on success. Over the last 7 years of the team’s existence there has been a huge amount of dedicated work by members and I think it’s time we converted all of that into a podium finish.”

Anokh Vithayathil

Chief Engineer

Our Chief Engineer is Anokh Vithayathil! He’s studying Aeronautics and Astronautics and is in his 4th year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“Improve the standing of the team and increase our points score at competition.”

Dan Roback

Chief Designer

Our Chief Designer is Dan Roback! He’s studying Mechanical Engineering and is in his 3rd year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“Podium finish! 🤩”

Harry Dagnell

Head of Logistics

Our Head of Logistics is Harry Dagnell! He’s studying Aeronautical Engineering and is in his 3rd year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“A top 5 finish.”

Allar Asjoe

Head of Build

Our Head of Build is Allar Aasjoe! He is studying Mechanical Engineering and is a 3rd year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“Make sure that the car gets manufactured in a timely manner, and teach our younger team members to have the necessary skills to build a winning race car.”

John Mulcahy

Head of Testing

Our Head of Testing is John Mulcahy! He studies Mechanical Engineering and is in 3rd year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“Enable the car to complete enough dynamometer testing to correct our engine map and get a good efficiency score this year.”

Evan Nichol

Head of Aerodynamics

Our Head of Aerodynamics is Evan Nichol! He’s studying Aeronautics and Astronautics with Aerodynamics and is in his 3rd year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“Improve manufacturing capabilities to allow the team to use more complex geometries whilst also lightweighting the Aero components."

James Cleverley

Head of Aerodynamics

Our Head of Aerodynamics is James Cleverley! He’s studying Aeronautics and Astronautics and is in his 2nd year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“I would like to design and build our most sophisticated aero package yet, optimising each aerodynamic device to extract the most performance possible.”

Wahaj Saif

Head of Suspension

Our Head of Suspension is Wahaj Saif! He’s studying Mechanical Engineering and is in his 3rd year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“Successfully implement a brand new suspension setup that will provide us with the maximum competition points, with zero track failures.”

Batool Mansour

Head of Chassis

Our Head of Suspension is Batool Mansour! She’s studying Mechanical Engineering and is in her 2nd year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“For STAG VII, we’re aiming to try new and exciting suspension setups at the front and the rear. We have learnt from our previous cars and hope to design a great suspension system that can complete all competitions without failure this year.”

Pantelis Karamailis

Head of Chassis

Our Head of Chassis is Pantelis Karamailis! He’s studying Mechanical Engineering and is in his 2nd year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“Lay the foundation for the future construction of a full carbon fibre chassis, whilst facilitating STAG VII’s position on the podium.”

Matteo Duvia

Head of Chassis

Our Head of Chassis is Matteo Duvia! He’s studying Mechanical Engineering and is in his 2nd year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“Technical achievements: stiffer and lighter monocoque and whole chassis. HR achievements: bring people together, high retention rate. Personal achievements: have fun, learn something and transfer my knowledge to new members.”

Ciaran McCarthy

Head of Powertrain

Our Head of Powertrain is Ciaran McCarthy! He’s studying Mechanical Engineering and is in his 2nd year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“Reliable and efficient powertrain to get us on to the podium.”

Benjamin Candlin

Haed of Drivetrain

Our Head of Drivetrain is Benjamin Candlin! He’s studying Mechanical Engineering and is in his 3rd year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“Hoping to optimise the gearbox and develop carbon-fibre driveshafts.”

Michael Preston

Head of Race Engineering

Our Head of Race Engineering is Michael Preston! He’s studying Aeronautics and Astronautics and is in his 3rd year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“A car that is satisfying to sit in and drive, as well as being very fast!”

Adomas Lebedys

Head of Software

Our Head of Software is Adomas Lebedys! He’s studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering and is in his 2nd year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“I want to ensure the department is professionally managed so we can produce something of which we are proud - not a mesh of circuits that seems like an afterthought. The electronics are an integral part of the car, and I want this to be reflected in the high quality of our work.”

Anurag Sahare

Head of Electronics Hardware

Our Head of Electronics Hardware is Anurag Sahare! He’s studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering and is in his 3rd year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“To have a super friendly department welcoming to all and to push our members to produce the best electronics SUFST will have seen in all its 7 previous years.”

Nathan Rowley-Smith

Head of Telemetry

Our Head of Telemetry is Nathan Rowley-Smith! He’s studying Electronic Engineering and is in his 4th year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“Increase the reliability of the car’s electronics and expand our data acquisition system.”

Carlos Boschetto

Head of Simulations

Our Head of Simulations is Carlos Boschetto! He’s studying Aeronautics and Astronautics and is in his 3rd year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“This year I would like us to be on the podium at FSUK and be a finalist of the Design event.”

Caleb St. Hill

Head of Simulations

Our Head of Simulations is Caleb St. Hill! He’s studying Aeronautics and Astronautics and is in his 2nd year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“Podium!”

Thomas Gilles

Head of Concepts

Our Head of Concepts, Thomas Gilles! He’s in his 4th year, studying Mechanical with Biomedical Engineering.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“Leave the team in a strong place moving forwards and certain about its future”

Lee Shaun Theodore

Head of Concepts

Our Head of Concepts, Lee Shaun Theodore! He studies Aeronautics & Astronautics/ Aerodynamics and is in his 4th year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“Keep pushing for greater competitiveness and to have the #BestFans”

Jeremy Weber

Head of Statics

Our Head of Statics is Jeremy Weber! He is studying Mechanical Engineering (Automotive) and is in his 4th year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“As the first Head of Statics in SUFST, I would like to build a strong foundation for future heads of statics. Also, we all want to get on the podium!”

Xenia Magdaleno-Tseng

Head of PR

Our Head of PR is Xenia Magdaleno-Tseng! She is studying Civil and Environmental Engineering and is in her 2nd year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“I would like to improve the quality of our posts even further and to share even better content with our followers. I also want to help our new members gain more confidence and enjoy their time on the Formula Student team as much as possible!”

Nicholas Loh

Head of Sponsorship

Our Head of Sponsorship is Nicholas Loh! He is studying Mechanical Engineering (Automotive) and is in his 4th year.

What would you like to achieve within the team this year?

“I aim to gather an abundance of resources and support to help materialise the team’s great design concepts and achieve our podium target this year, while growing as an individual by stepping out of my comfort zone.”