Core Team

Core Team Members

The core team comprises of different levels and disciplines of students leading their respective areas. It also comprises of SURE's faculty adviser and Race Engineering module supervisor, Dr Davide Deganello.



  • Team Leader

    Jakub Vincalek


    Jakub is the Team Leader. His main task is to oversee the project and make sure that the car is built on time.

     

    Jakub is a fourth-year Aerospace engineering student who has been an active member of SURE since his first year at university, by joining the aerodynamics team and then moving onto the PR team in his second year. In his third year he was the Operations Director. He then took a year out to do his placement at Airbus and came back to university afterwards to finish his MEng degree.

  • Faculty Adviser

    Dr. Davide Deganello


    Dr Deganello has been SURE’s team facility adviser since 2012 successfully running all 2nd, 3rd and Maters modules leading the team to Hungary and Silverstone competitions. Davide has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Swansea University (2003 – 2008) and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy (1996 – 2003) “Diploma di Laurea in Ingegneria Meccanica”.

  • Operations Director

    Rytis Vitenas


    Rytis is the Operations Director, where his role involves handling logistical tasks such as the procurement of resources and handling orders, as well as organising team events, such as the competitions.

     

    Rytis is a second-year Aerospace engineering student who has been an active member of SURE since his first year at university, by joining the chassis and PR teams.

  • Manufacturing Director

    Harry Upton


    Harry is the Manufacturing Director, where his role involves organising the manufacturing processes used to build the car.

     

    Harry is a fourth-year Electrical and Electronics engineering student.

  • Technical Director

    Alex Chater


    Alex Chater is the Technical Director. He is responsible for the desing of this year’s car.

    Alex has been on the team ever since year one, he was in the suspension team in his first year. During his second year, he was in charge of the Suspension.

  • Fresher's Coordinator

    James Veysey


  • Health and Safety Officer

    Jonathan Evans


    Jonathan Evans is the Health & Safety Officer. He is responsible for the health and safety of the team.

    Jonathan has been on the team ever since he came to the University. During her first year he was on the Powertrain team.

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