Team

Co-Directors

Adam Richter is a senior studying bioengineering and biology. He joined the Aircraft Team his freshman fall and has loved building and flying remote controlled airplanes. Adam currently works as Co-Director leading Penn Aerospace Club to new heights!
Jacob Platin is a senior studying computer science and economics, while also pursuing his masters in robotics. He began on the balloon team, but now works as the co-director of the club. In his free time, Jacob enjoys skiing, hiking, studying geography and cartography, and powerlifting.

Aircraft

Bryan Romanow is a sophomore studying Electrical Engineering and hoping to submatriculate into Robotics. He enjoys watching or playing football or basketball.
Jonathan Lee is a sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. He joined the Aircraft Team his freshman fall and worked on the landing gear system for the SAE Aero Design competition.
Nicole Ng is a sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and minoring in Electrical Engineering. She joined the Aircraft team during her freshman spring and enjoyed helping to building the aircraft's fuselage.
Hannah Gonzalez is a sophomore studying Computer Science. She joined the Aircraft Team her freshman fall and enjoys working on the manufacture of the aircraft.
Gloria Lee is a sophomore studying Physics and Bioengineering. She is a part of the Aircraft team and enjoys working on aircraft assembly.
Amelia Sharpe is a sophomore majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Computer Science. She has been on the Aircraft Team since her freshman fall. Her favorite moment was staying up in Towne till 5AM (in her pyjamas) building the airplane for SAE Aero Design 2020.
Sid Panchanadam is a sophomore studying Electrical Engineering. After joining the Aircraft Team in the fall of his freshman year, he likes to work with the propellor and control surface electronics as the Electrical Lead.
Hyunil Kim is a sophomore studying Materials Science and Engineering at Penn. He has been a part of the Aircraft Team since his freshman spring and enjoys working on the construction and assembly of mechanical parts. He also enjoys folding paper airplanes!
Daniel Wang is a junior studying Mathematical Economics. He joined the Operations and Aircraft teams his sophomore year, and enjoys helping manage the club budget and event logistics.

Balloon

Kieran Halloran is a senior studying Networked and Social Systems Engineering. He joined the Balloon Team his freshman spring and enjoys working on real-time satellite communication with the payload.
Hunter is a sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics. He joined the Balloon Team second semester freshman year. He particularly enjoys helping prepare and releasing the balloon launches.
Jeffrey Tian is a sophmore studying Computer Science and Economics. He has been a member of the balloon team since freshman spring. What he likes most about PAC are the group launches and working on satellite communication with the payload.
Patrick Kehinde Jr. is a sophomore studying Computer Science. He is on the software sub-team on the Balloon Team where he helps create online data – backups and database-client connection routes to aid data analysis of balloons in flight.

Rocket

George Popov is a senior studying Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and Physics through the dual degree VIPER program. He has been in the club since 2017, and is the current Rocket Team lead. His most memorable moment was attending the Spaceport America Cup in 2019.
Connor Anton is a junior studying Systems Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. He joined the Rocket Team in his sophomore year and participates in the Ivy Space Coalition events.
Sophia Takahashi is a sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering and Management. She joined the Operations and Rocket team her freshman fall and is looking forward to future rocket launches.
Aditya Rathi is a sophomore studying Electrical Engineering. He joined the Rocket Team his freshman fall and enjoys working on apogee prediction using sensor filter algorithms.
Michael Klein Wassink is a sophomore studying mechanical engineering. He joined Team Rocket and enjoys working on parachute and air-brake design.
Sharon Kuo is a sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering. She joined the Rocket Team her freshman fall and enjoys working on avionics.
Alexandra Weinsten is a sophomore studying Physics with a concentration in Astrophysics. She joined the Rocket team her freshman fall and enjoys working on various projects within the avionics group.

Operations

Rohan Limaye is a junior studying Finance and Business Analytics. He joined the Operations Team his freshman fall.
Sophia Takahashi is a sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering and Management. She joined the Operations and Rocket team her freshman fall and is looking forward to future rocket launches.
Daniel Wang is a junior studying Mathematical Economics. He joined the Operations and Aircraft teams his sophomore year, and enjoys helping manage the club budget and event logistics.
Mario Ferre is a sophomore studying MEAM and CIS. He joined the operations team freshman spring and is passionate about logistics and the social impact of the team.