Team Leadership

Rensselaer Motorsport has set up eight separate leadership positions, with each position’s responsibilities and duties outlined in the team constitution. The eight positions are all held by students, serving terms of one year at a time. Additionally, Rensselaer Motorsport has a faculty advisor on campus. Leadership elections are held at the end of the academic year for the following school year. The leadership team for 2019-2020 is comprised of the following people:

Team Leadership

Rensselaer Motorsport has set up eight separate leadership positions, with each position’s responsibilities and duties outlined in the team constitution. The eight positions are all held by students, serving terms of one year at a time. Additionally, Rensselaer Motorsport has a faculty advisor on campus. Leadership elections are held at the end of the academic year for the following school year. The leadership team for 2019-2020 is comprised of the following people:

Daniel Nathan

Daniel Nathan

Team Leader

B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2021

Email Daniel: nathad2@rpi.edu

 This year I’m working on custom brake rotors and uprights that should decrease weight and increase stiffness. I am looking forward to seeing new members experience the excitement of FSAE for the first time. Outside of Rensselaer Motorsport. I enjoy climbing, guitar and cycling. I am studying mechanical engineering, and hope to graduate in 2021. 

Alex Tuong

Alex Tuong

Business Manager

B.S. Physics and Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2020

Email Alex: tuonga@rpi.edu

This year I am working on rear wing mounting, as well as finding possible sponsors for end plates. I am also working on increasing our social media following. I am excited about the amount of new members that we have this year. More new members means that our club can be sustained for years to come. One fun fact is I use to live in California for 9 years before moving to New York.

Justin Qiu

Justin Qiu

Chassis, Suspension, and Aerodynamics Design Leader

B.S. Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2022

Email Justin: qiuj4@rpi.edu

I am working on chassis and suspension. I am excited for going to Michigan. I enjoy driving pretend race cars in my spare time.

Antonio Pecoraro

Antonio Pecoraro

Chassis, Suspension, and Aerodynamics Project Manager

B.S. Materials Engineering
Class of 2020

Email Antonio: pecora2@rpi.edu

This year I am work on designing CFRP wheel shells that will decrease the unsprung weight for the vehicle. I am excited to see how the team works together to build our fastest car to date, RM25! I love watching F1 races on the weekends and hope to end up on a racing team one day.
James E. Young, Ph.D.

James E. Young, Ph.D.

Faculty Advisor

Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering
Contact information available upon request

Samuel Cohen

Samuel Cohen

Chief Information Officer

B.S. and M.S. Information Technology and Web Sciences
Class of 2022

Email Sam: cohens@rpi.edu

 This year I’m working on expanding our data acquisitions systems and developing a wireless telemetry platform. I’m excited to see how we can transform our momentum from last year’s competition into this year’s. Fun fact: in addition to being the CIO for RM, I’m the president of my fraternity.

Chris Sherlock

Chris Sherlock

Engine, Drivetrain, and Electrical Design Leader

B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2022

Email Chris: sherlc@rpi.edu

This year I’m working on the exhaust system for RM25 which we’re hoping to pull significant weight out of from last year. I’m excited to see how the changes we made to our design process allow us to make this year’s car come together faster than previous years’ and get testing sooner. Outside of Rensselaer Motorsport, I enjoy practicing martial arts like Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Emily Mayoras

Emily Mayoras

Engine, Drivetrain, and Electrical Project Manager

B.S. Materials Engineering
Class of 2020

Email Emily: mayore@rpi.edu

I am a senior studying Materials Science and Engineering. I joined Rensselaer Motorsport last year and took on designing the half shafts for RM24. I quickly fell in love with the team environment and became EDE Project Manager for this year. When I’m not busy with the racecar, I am probably in the water. I have swum competitively for most of my life and I’m currently a captain on RPI’s Varsity Swim & Dive team. I’m also involved with Rensselaer Crew and love the early mornings on the Hudson. During my time at RPI, I’ve had the opportunity to be exposed to industry in many forms. I’ve performed research for Corning in modeling arrangements of random closed packed structures. During the summer, I interned at GKN Driveline, where I worked with the prototype group to develop new half shafts for off road vehicles. I also interned at General Dynamics Land Systems, where I worked in the materials lab performing validation and failure analysis for metals used on tanks and land vehicles. After I graduate, I plan to work for Boeing.

Nick Jones

Nick Jones

Shop Manager

B.S. Aeronautical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2022

Email Nick: jonesn6@rpi.edu

In addition to maintaining the shop, I am working on the composite bodywork for RM25. I am also one of the drivers of the car. I am excited to see how the changes made from RM24 improve our performance at our competition at Michigan International Speedway. Outside of RM, I am an avid guitar player, and I spent the 2019 racing season as a spotter for my friend’s super late model stock car team.