Team Description

Innovators. Students. Buckeyes. Our students strive to mirror cutting-edge industry trends, pushing the envelope to redefine innovation and unleash ingenuity. We know that success is not measured by a win, but by championing others to reach their highest potential. The team consists of around 40 students ranging from undergraduate freshmen to Ph.D. candidates.


Ohio State builds on over 25 years of excellence in Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTCs) and gives students a hands-on automotive learning experience. Ohio State EcoCAR is a five-time defending champion, winning EcoCAR 2 Year Three and EcoCAR 3 Years One, Two, Three and Four. During the EcoCAR 3 competition, we also received the NSF Diversity in Engineering Award and the General Motors Women in Engineering Rookie Award.


The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge brings a new focus to the competition: connected and autonomous vehicle technologies. Our team is excited to integrate these new technologies into our 2019 Chevrolet Blazer while still embracing advanced propulsion systems and electrification.


Team Members

  • Faculty Advisors: Shawn Midlam-Mohler, Dr. Giorgio Rizzoni
  • Project Manager: Kriti Gena
  • Engineering Manager: Philip Dalke, Kristina Kuwabara
  • Communications Managers: Emily Smith & Alana Van-Slovis
  • PSI Lead: Phillip Dalke
  • PCM Lead: Kristina Kuwabara
  • CAVs Lead: Shlok Goel
  • Systems Safety Lead Engineer: Mahaveer Satra


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Join our team today, gain valuable experience tomorrow!

From working hands-on to re-engineer one of the hottest vehicles on the market to sharing the news of our team with media and the Central Ohio Community, our team has an opportunity just for you!

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930 Kinnear Road
Columbus, Ohio 43212

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