Core Team

Kevin Mountford

Project Leader

Harry leads the BURST project which involves coordinating teams, ensuring the programme runs to schedule, managing stakeholders and organising events.

Felix Nicholls

Hull Design Lead

Felix has taken over from Sophie and is currently leading a group of students in building a rig to gather pilot anthropometric data.

Zach Bergman

Propeller & Gearbox Lead

Zach leads a team of six mechanical engineering students in designing a more efficient set of props and gearbox to improve our speed in the water.

Steve Dolan

Technician

Steve has been with the team for 6 years, has intimate knowledge of the project and assists in all areas of manufacturing as well as offering design advice.

Hatch & Pneumatics Team

Susie Bloodworth-Race

Final Year Manufacturing Engineer

Susie is working on a new biomimetic fin design for her final year project that will improve submarine manoeuvrability.

Carlos Terrer

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Carlos is designing a pilot and tank support frame. This will give the pilot something sturdy to brace against when peddling.

Eric Balasch

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Eric is designing the pilot and tank support frame. This will give the pilot something sturdy to brace against when peddling.

Vinay Shah

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Vinay is working on the design and test of the pneumatic hatch and emergency buoy release system.

Victor Sim

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Victor is working on the design and test of the pneumatic hatch and emergency buoy release system.

Xavi Forde

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Xavi is working on a novel solution for the problem of easily locating and closing the hatch whilst 6m underwater.

Hull Design Team

Nathan Hunter

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Nathan is working as part of a team, looking at more efficient hull shapes for next year's submarine.

Adam Conner

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Adam is working as part of a team, looking at more efficient hull shapes for next year's submarine.

Sam Stronge

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Sam is working as part of a team, looking at more efficient hull shapes for next year's submarine.

Lawrencia Njume

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Lawrencia is working as part of a team, looking at more efficient hull shapes for next year's submarine.

Khumbo Nyirenda

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Khumbo is working as part of a team, looking at more efficient hull shapes for next year's submarine.

Aaron Chan

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Aaron is working as part of a team, looking at more efficient hull shapes for next year's submarine.

Calvin Pang

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Calvin is working as part of a team, looking at more efficient hull shapes for next year's submarine.

Solomon Hung

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Solomon is working as part of a team, looking at more efficient hull shapes for next year's submarine.

Vinrea Lim

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Vinrea is working as part of a team, looking at more efficient hull shapes for next year's submarine.

Electronics Team

Alexander Ryan

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Alex is designing the mechanical mechanism that will allow motors to efficiently actuate the hydroplanes underwater without getting wet.

Ivan Liono

2nd Year Integrated Engineer

Ivan is working on the electronic and software design for the pitch control including programming Arduinos and selecting components.

Josh Shipton

1st Year Electrical Engineer

Josh is working on the electronic and software design for the pitch control including drafting schematics and designing system architecture.

Moritz Hesse

1st Year Electrical Engineer

Moritz is working on the electronic and software design for the pitch control, ensuring everything works together as it should.

Thomas Seccombe

1st Year Electrical Engineer

Tom is working on the entire electronic and software design of a pilot pitch feedback including building the system and writing the Arduino code.

Grace Gipson

3rd Year Electrical Engineer

Grace is currently on placement with Atlas Elektronic. She works on the automatic pitch control with the electronics team and is our newest submarine pilot.

Bryn Cameron

3rd Year Electrical Engineer

Bryn is currently on placement with OC Robotics. He is working on a data logging system that will help us gather dynamics data for the submarine on test.

Transmission Team

Thomas Burns

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Tom is working as part of a team, designing a propeller rig that will allow us to test 3D printed propeller designs.

William Ridgeway

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Will is working as part of a team, designing a propeller rig that will allow us to test 3D printed propeller designs.

Achilles Malcomson

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Achilles is working as part of a team, designing a propeller rig that will allow us to test 3D printed propeller designs.

Otso Peippo

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Otso is working as part of a team, designing a propeller rig that will allow us to test 3D printed propeller designs.

Joao Moura

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Joao is working as part of a team, designing a propeller rig that will allow us to test 3D printed propeller designs.

Leen Jabban

2nd Year Integrated Engineer

Leen is working as part of a team, designing a propeller rig that will allow us to test 3D printed propeller designs.

Nnamdi Nwaefulu

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Nnamdi is working as part of a team, designing a propeller rig that will allow us to test 3D printed propeller designs.

Akaash Bhardwaj-Patel

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Akaash is working as part of a team, designing a propeller rig that will allow us to test 3D printed propeller designs.

Henry Crossman

1st Year Mechanical Engineer

Henry is working as part of a team, designing a propeller rig that will allow us to test 3D printed propeller designs.

Previous Members

Harry Turner

Project Leader 2015/2016

Harry led the BURST team last year where the team attended the eISR and came 6th.

Josh Evans

Previous Project Leader & Advisor

Josh is our resident expert, having managed, designed and built Salacia last year. He gives us design help as well as co managing a team with Sophie.

Mark Bleakley

Graduated Mechanical Engineer

Mark is our ex-project manager for the team last year. He offers guidance on the new improvements we are working on. He is now working for Perkins.

Arnaud Doko

Final Year Mechanical Engineer

Arnaud worked on Salacia last year, helping design the pneumatics, build the hull and went to the races. He assists us with occsional design advice and support.

Tim Pakulski

Graduated Mechanical Engineer

Tim worked on Salacia last year, helping design the pneumatics, hatch hinges & building the hull. He also joined the team in America for the races.