Meet the Team

The People Behind The Pod

The EPFL Hyperloop team was created by several motivated individuals in the September of 2017 at EPFL. This did not stop us from achieving great success and becoming one of the only two new teams accepted into the final round of the Hyperloop 2018 Pod Competition.

Our dedicated team members have stayed together even when times got hard and the deadlines were close, and are working diligently to bring the Hyperloop concept of transportation to life!

Diverse talents

The team

  • All
  • Advisors
  • Leads
  • Business
  • Aerodynamics
  • Avionics
  • Energy
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Software and Communication
  • Levitation and Propulsion
Professor Mario Paolone
Principal Advisor

Professor Mario Paolone

Professor Martin Vetterli
President of EPFL

Professor Martin Vetterli

Professor Marcel Jufer
Advisor

Professor Marcel Jufer

Professor Dražen Dujić
Electronics Advisor

Professor Dražen Dujić

Professor Andreas Peter Burg
Advisor

Professor Andreas Peter Burg

André Hodder PhD
Advisor

André Hodder PhD

Matteo Galli PhD
Mechanical Advisor

Matteo Galli PhD

Professor Véronique Michaud
Advisor

Professor Véronique Michaud

Nicolas Chauvin
Business Advisor

Nicolas Chauvin

Bogdan Manoiu
Business Advisor

Bogdan Manoiu

Lorenzo Benedetti PhD
Aerodynamics and Mechanical Engineering Advisor

Lorenzo Benedetti PhD

Cyril Dénéréaz
Mechanical Engineering Advisor

Cyril Dénéréaz

Georgios Kampitsis
Electrical Engineering Design Advisor

Georgios Kampitsis PhD

Frederic Jacobs
Software Advisor

Frederic Jacobs

Denis Tudor
Team Lead and Engineer Lead

Denis Tudor

Nicolas Paltenghi
Mechanical Engineering Lead

Nicolas Paltenghi

Martin Seydoux
Mechanical Simulation Lead

Martin Seydoux

Nicolò Riva
Aerodynamics Lead

Nicolò Riva

Théophane Dimier
Levitation and Propulsion Lead

Théophane Dimier

Besnik Ismaili
Levitation and Propulsion

Besnik Ismaili

Antoine Coppens
Electrical Energy Lead

Antoine Coppens

Nemanja Stojoski
Software Lead and Web

Nemanja Stojoski

Simone Rameti
Avionics Lead

Simone Rametti

Sherif Fahmy
Business Co-Lead

Sherif Fahmy

Karine Chammas
Business Co-Lead

Karine Chammas

Milena Filipović
Web Lead and Software

Milena Filipović

Jelena Malić
Media and Communication Lead and Software

Jelena Malić

Nicolas Palazzo
Design Lead

Nicolas Palazzo

Antoine Wehenkel
Software

Antoine Wehenkel

Ambroise Grau
Software

Ambroise Grau

Lara Gervaise
Software

Lara Gervaise

Floria Papadopoulos
Media

Floria Papadopoulos

Zsófia Sajó
Aerodynamics and Mechanical Engineering

Zsófia Sajó

Hanut Vemulapalli
Aerodynamics

Hanut Vemulapalli

Karim Shalash
Aerodynamics

Karim Shalash

Linda Ozmen
Energy

Linda Ozmen

Fedele Tagarelli
Energy

Fedele Tagarelli

Massimo Giordano
Energy and Avionics

Massimo Giordano

Giorgio Quaranta
Avionics

Giorgio Quaranta

Xi Fan
Energy

Xi Fan

João Gomes Pereira Junior
Mechanical Engineering

João Gomes Pereira Junior

João Gomes Pereira Junior
Mechanical Engineering

Raphaël Charvet

Manon Camous
Mechanical Engineering

Manon Camous

Armin Jafari
Electrical Engineering

Armin Jafari

Nirmana Perera
Electrical Engineering

Nirmana Perera

Maxime Vigot
Mechanical Engineering

Maxime Vigot

Valentin Ibars
Mechanical Engineering

Valentin Ibars

Antoine Alleon
Mechanical Engineering

Antoine Alleon