Alumni

Formula Hybrid accelerates careers.

Meet our Alumni

Learn more about some of our spotlighted alumni, and see how Formula Hybrid helped launch their career and offers a keystone experience for many of the programs alumni.

Sean Ali

Sean Ali
Company
Boeing
Job Title
Test and Evaluation Engineer
Alma Mater
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Team Name
Mozee Motorsports
Team Position(s)
Firewall Lead, Marketing, Torque Vectoring, Differential Lead and Battery Accumulators Lead
Biography

Participating in the SAE Formula Hybrid program at the Milwaukee School of Engineering was the highlight of my undergrad education. I was able not only take classroom learnings and apply it to a racecar, but expand outside my discipline of Mechanical Engineering. I contributed to developing a portfolio to market the vehicle to potential sponsors through photography, videography, and website design. Additionally, I assisted the electrical lead in developing the high and low voltage systems adding another dimension to my education. The Formula Hybrid program allowed me to build my collaboration, teamwork, and problem-solving skills to be a more effective member of my organization. I will always cherish the memories, learnings, and friends on the Mozee Motorsport team and the skills gained from participating in the SAE Formula Hybrid competition.

Keoni Denison

Keoni Denison
Company
Capital Wraps
Job Title
Principle
Alma Mater
Dartmouth College
Team Name
Dartmouth Formula Racing
Team Position(s)
Co-Captain
Biography

Taking the helm of the team helped me become a principle here at Capital Wraps.

Eric Din

Eric Din
Company
Hive Battery Labs
Job Title
CEO, Founder
Alma Mater
Dartmouth College
Team Name
Dartmouth Formula Racing
Team Position(s)
Captain
Biography

My Formula Hybrid team — at just six people — was small but mighty. Formula Hybrid was my first taste in the importance of talent, buy-in, and (only in retrospect) balance in building a team. I will always be chasing the incredible feeling of cooperation we had that year.

Pavel Dutov

Pavel Dutov
Company
Tesla
Job Title
Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer
Alma Mater
Illinois Institute of Technology
Team Name
Illinois Tech
Team Position(s)
President; Electronics Team Lead
Biography

Formula Hybrid showed me that the world of new hybrid and electric vehicle engineering is absolutely within the reach of any university student, no matter what his/her major is! It did allow me to change my career path from biophysics to EV development!

Evan Engisch

Evan Engisch
Company
SpaceX
Job Title
Avionics Engineer
Alma Mater
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Team Name
Rensselaer Formula Hybrid
Team Position(s)
Principal Team Lead
Biography

Formula Hybrid served as a medium through which to develop a deep understanding of the engineering process, while instilling a deep passion for technical design and a sharpened work ethic. The competition fills a critical gap left open by classroom curriculum in providing a complex, open-ended challenge that requires a level of self-guided discovery and project management which closely models that seen in industry. Years later, the abilities and tools that Formula Hybrid presented continue to find use in my work on a daily basis.

Jeffrey Gryguc

Jeffrey Gryguc
Company
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Job Title
Product Engineering Manager
Alma Mater
University of Waterloo
Team Name
Waterloo Electric Racing
Team Position(s)
Powertrain Director
Biography

Formula Hybrid helped me develop the skills and leadership qualities I needed to thrive in an automotive OEM environment.

Nerissa Hanson

Nerissa Hanson
Company
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Job Title
Project Engineer
Alma Mater
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Team Name
Mozee Motorsports
Team Position(s)
Team Captain; Powertrain Sub-team Member
Biography

The leadership skills and technical knowledge of advanced powertrain systems that I obtained in Formula Hybrid played a large part in being hired for my current job, and in being successful in my role. I also work with a small professional race team in my spare time. Participating in a Formula project in college is somewhat of an unwritten prerequisite for working on a professional race team, so I was able to get my foot in the door faster.