Meet the team

Project Leader

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Fudail Ajaz

2nd year | General Engineering

Previously a member of the propulsion team, I have now been promoted to project leader due to my ability to constantly expand my knowledge on various engineering disciplines. My desire to find better solutions for current affairs encouraged me to take on the lead role and strive for technological advancements that can benefit society.

My creative and innovative mindset, paired with my ability to work under pressure, allows me to efficiently manage my team of more than 40 engineers to succeed in developing a novel prototype. The team chemistry and dynamics aid my communication and time management skills allowing me to excel in leading us in our future endeavours.

Avionics and Missions

Making sure all of the flight critical electronics are operational and up to spec is one part of the job for the Avionics sub-team. The Missions sub-team then works hard to make our drone fully autonomous, as well as connecting the drone to our ground control system for telemetry transmission and analysis.

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Kush Makkapati

Software Engineering

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Lailayan Yousef Alajlan

Computer Science

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Alex Steffen

Mechatronics and Robotics

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Alex Daniel

General Engineering

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Charlotte Smith

Gap Year

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Santosh Somayajula

Mechatronics and Robotics

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Julian Jones

Computer Science

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Bailey Raven

Aerospace Engineering

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Yousef Shokil

Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering

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Anshul Balaji

Computer Systems Engineering

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Abdallah Muhammed

Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering

Structures and Manufacturing

The team designs the main structure of the UAV, which includes the fuselage and arm system for the motors and propellers. Other areas of design includes the payload system, gimbal camera system, motor mounts, etc. The vast majority of work that the structures team does is based in CAD, specifically Fusion 360 and Solidworks. The team also works together to maintain a production perspective on the design by manufacturing the CAD models into physical prototypes.

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Luke Charlwood

Material Science and Engineering

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Noor Ullah

Mechanical Engineering

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Abhishek Benny

General Engineering

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Camille Langen

General Engineering

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Divyen Popat

Aerospace Engineering

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Ted Peachey

Mechanical Engineering

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Mazin Ajallad

Mechanical Engineering

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Riaz Husein

Mechanical Engineering

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Bandar Alhoshan

Mechanical Engineering

Flight Dynamics

As the patent involves a variable incidence wing, the Flight Dynamics team are tasked with designing, manufacturing, and testing a wing structure. Specifically, they focus on the carrying capacity as well as the control of airflow around the fuselage of the aircraft.

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Hannah Lynneth Facun

Aerospace Engineering

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Rory Beglin

Aerospace Engineering

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Rory Dodson

Aerospace Engineering

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Matthew Kerr

General Engineering

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James Turner

Aerospace Engineering

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Ross Jamieson

Aerospace Engineering

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Thomas Mccarthy

Aerospace Engineering

Operations

The operations team underseas all the design and admin work which goes into the teams branding and identity. This includes the graphics, public relations, social media interactions and asset management.

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Yukta Kaushal

Bioengineering

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Kush Makkapati

Software Engineering

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Hezzie James

Journalism Studies