The Team

The Team

HypED Committee

We organize all the work at our society and always seek for new opportunities for the team.

Adam Anyszewski

President
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I study MEng Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (4th year) and as a President of HypED my task is to help the group achieve our goals and make sure we work together efficiently! My dream is to make Hyperloop come true with a significant input from our Edinburgh group!

Ion Antonakis

Chief Technical Officer
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As the Vice President of our society, I am responsible for the coordination of all the technical teams as well as overseeing the development of our competition pod.

Gabrielis Cerniauskas

Treasurer
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Currently, I am the treasurer of the society spending most of my time trying to attract potential sponsors to support our team. It's my second year with the team and previously I was responsible for Structural and Aerodynamics teams working on our last year's Hyperloop pod design.

Justas Lukosiunas

Secretary
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I'm overlooking a whole set of administrative issues. Moreover, I help the Sponsorship team to attract companies and individuals to partner with our team.

Carolina Toczycka

Head of Commercial
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Alongside project management, I perform data analysis and examine the methods of accelerating the funding and the regulatory approval of Hyperloop in the U.K.

Vladislav Rumiantsev

Head of Smart Pod
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I am designing a system based on light sensors to navigate the pod inside the tube.

Christophe Floreani

Head of Static Pod
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I the leader of static pod team which is responsible for the design of the chassis and shell as well as the integration of all the pod components.

Emil Hansen

Head of Dynamic Pod
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I'm working on ensuring the stability of the pod, both during low and high speeds.

Smart Pod Team

We develop the electrical, electronics and software systems that power the Pod. This includes working with the latest technologies in batteries and automation.

Vid Kukanja

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Power delivery, Photoelectric navigation.

Vandana Akhramka

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I am working on stability systems and eddy current braking system

Viktor Boyadzhiev

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I am working on sensors - finding out what sensors we might need and their physical characteristics and limitations.

Panagiotis Androvitsaneas

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My job is related to the sensors and navigation systems of the pod, using accelerometers and gyroscopes to provide positioning information, and help maintain pod stability for a smooth ride.

Felix Wu

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I have been responsible for creating the website. I am also working on the software for the on-board Raspberry Pi computers and sensors.

Martin Balek

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I am working on the battery/power system of the pod.

Daniel Toth

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Responsible for the current battery design and cell arrangement. Additionally working on connecting software and electronics.

Kendrew Lok

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To help design the electronic sensor for the Pod model.

Mathis Gerdes

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Software Engineer working on controls and sensors of the pod.

Brano Pilnan

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Software engineer developing software (C/C++) controlling the Hyp-ED's Hyperloop Pod. My main focus is fast and reliable reading of data from sensors and its basic processing.

Adam Pavlisin

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Jack Gargan

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Static Pod Team

We are designing the Pod’s lightweight space frame chassis and creating a shell which minimizes drag allowing the Pod to go faster.

Kehan Zhang

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Hybrid flame structure design. Aerodynamic analysis.

Nadezda Avanessova

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I'm working on the 3D desing of the Chassis

Marcin Kedziera

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Designing and building the pod.

Fergus Davidson

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On the technical team I am working on aerodynamic and stability optimisation of the manifold design. On the business team I do quantitative route analysis and mapping.

Brian Chong

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Structural analysis and optimizing the chassis design.

Enrique Cervero

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Calculating pod dimensions with a conceptual manifold design through aerodynamic and stability optimisations.

Hamish Geddes

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I have been working on minimising the space inside the pod to reduce the mass and optimising the position of this mass to alter the centre of gravity.

Arnaz Khan

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I'm working on the analysis of air flow in the tube at low pressure and subsonic speeds.

Alisher Yerzhanov

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I work on optimizing the internal truss layout of the pod.

Dominika Niziolek

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I am designing a space frame for hyperloop.

Leopold Thebault

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I work in static and help out with the smart pod team on part design, sourcing, and manufacturing.

Rory Negus

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Former Head of Static Pod.

Dynamic Pod Team

We design the mechanics behind the Pod, with developments in high-speed braking, active suspension and magnetic levitation.

Matias Katajisto

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I'm a Electrical and Mechanical engineer student and a manager for high speed braking and propulsion for the HypED pod.

Jeremy Briere

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I am working on the levitation part of the pod and helping the society with sponsorship.

Ken Hoang

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I research and evaluate different levitation systems and then carry out detailed analysis on the system chosen for the competition.

Jack Noble

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I work on dynamic pod, utilising mag-lev technology, we make the pod hover. With the sponsorship team, I engage with companies to promote HypED.

Christian Zeppetzauer

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I have been working on levitation since the team's founding and am advising the dynamic pod head. Additionally I am working on my masters thesis in which I will design and build an electromagnetically adjustable suspension system for air bearings to increase energy efficiency.

Maurice Rahme

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I am a part of the Stability sub-team within Dynamic Pod. My job is to design and build a system which negates the lateral and vertical oscillations that arise during high-speed travel; this system should also integrate easily into any control structures designed by Smart Pod.

Iwona Szadkowska

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Electrical and Mechanical Engineering student (3rd year) involved in Levitation research and implementation.

Macauley Versey

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Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, focusing on the development of the low speed braking system and surrounding assembly.

Henrik Feuk

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Former Head of Dynamic Pod.

Sponsorship Team

We are engaging with companies and press to promote HypED, with the aim of raising awareness and funding for the competitions.

Christopher Chong

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Graphics and Marketing

Daniel Lev Makharinsky

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I'm helping HypED reach its potential by finding stunning sponsors! I love Hyperloop and am excited to be a part of such an awesome team!

Giovanni Olakunori

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I'm an entrepreneur, certified inbound marketer and a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Edinburgh, so I work closely with the Marketing/Sponsorship team and the smart pod team by offering value to the best of my abilities.

Lauri Anttila

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My main tasks in HypED consist of helping with administration and organising formal and informal events.

Commercial Team

We explore the economic, legal and social aspects of building a working Hyperloop system in the United Kingdom.

Dmitriy Chernyavskyy

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Economic modelling, micro/macro management, and business case development.

Sophiya Volkova

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Responsible for the legal side of Hyperloop.

Shivam Hargunani

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I act as a legal advisor for Hyped and it involves dealing with legal aspects of commercial issues, regulatory issues, project finance, government approvals and investment aspects.

Hannah Ritchie

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With a background in sustainability and carbon management, my role on the HypED team concerns the evaluation of the environmental benefits and role of Hyperloop in transitioning to more sustainable transport systems.

Stephanie Ebert

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As well as being part of the commercial team of hyped I am the team's social media manager. I am responsible for posting regular updates on our facebook and linked in page to bring our team closer to the public.

Stefan Lewis

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I developed the business case for the global challenge often drawing comparisons to the Railway industry.

Duncan Webb

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ducting feasibility study for UK hyperlink corridor. Primary focus on current road networks.

Charlie Stewart

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Researcher for socio-economic impact of a Hyperloop line in the UK and was involved in modelling and analysing data for existing transport flows

Allianse Niyigena

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I am researching optimal route locations in the United Kingdom and performing demand modeling.

Grzegorz Marecki

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My work focuses on route development for potential Hyperloop locations as well as on research into civil engineering aspects of Hyperloop infrastructure.

Paulina Szymczak

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Having an economics and politics background, I focus on passenger demand in relation to the capacity of existing and future transport infrastructure.

Nick Richardson

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I am a BSc Computer Science and Mathematics undergraduate with a keen interest in the world of business and quantitative research. I do however find myself working on both the technical and commercial teams and contribute on as many aspects of the projects as possible