Helen Yan, president
helenyan@berkeley.edu |

Hey! I am a Junior majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Chemistry, and I'm a Bay Area native. I've been with Chem E Car since my freshman year, so this will be my third year. I was on the Zinc-Air battery team and was the treasurer before becoming President. Outside of ChemE car I also consult with Voyager and dance with AFX, and I enjoy good food and quirky podcasts. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Aayush Patel, internal vice-president
aayush.patel@berkeley.edu |

Hey, I'm Aayush! I'm a junior majoring in Chemical Engineering, and I'm from West Windsor, New Jersey. This is my third year as a member of ChemE Car, and my first year on the executive team! Last year, I was the project manager of our Experimental Control Team (now called the Sodium Alginate Team). At Cal, I'm a UGSI for Chemistry 4A and 4B and a member of Alpha Chi Sigma. I enjoy playing and watching soccer and football the most, and occasionally play IM soccer, but I'm honestly willing to play any sport in my free time. I also love playing FIFA! I'm always down to talk or hang out, so feel free to reach out to me about anything!

Annie Wu, external vice-president

HELLO! My name is Annie and I am a third year chemical engineering major from LA/China/Boston. I love tacos, veggies, soccer, running, and staring at the equations that do not make sense in chemical engineering classes. Outside of ChemECar, I participate in IM sports, Project SMILE, and do research on nano-material synthesis. Feel free to ask me questions about anything :)! (except for solving cheme problem sets)

Justin Yeung, financial officer
justin.yeung@berkeley.edu |

Hey all! I am a second year Chemical Engineering major from New Hampshire. I was on the enzymatic clock team last year and participated in both the poster session and chemical prep during competition last year. This year, I am working on finances for the team! Some of my favorite things include hiking, traveling, and watching Netflix! Outside of ChemE Car, I am also in AXS, AIChE, and doing research. My interests include batteries and energy :)

Tina Luong, Business Officer
tinieluong@berkeley.edu |

I’m a third year chemical engineering student from Sacramento, CA. I am an avid potato fan and also love to bake desserts. If you ever want to come cook with me, just ask!

Xinran Tian, Chief Safety Officer

Hey I'm Xinran or call me Sharon. I'm from China and I came to the U.S. for college three years ago, so now I'm a senior majoring in Chemical Biology. I've joined Berkeley ChemE Car since my freshman year. I was on Aluminum air battery team and then I started my own team - chemiluminescence clock. As the Chief Safety Officer, my main role is to ensure that procedures are followed and safety concerns are addressed and prevented. Please feel free to ask me any questions about ChemE car and anything else (like how to survive Berkeley), I'm happy to answer them.

Samay Garg, media coordinator

Hey everyone! I'm a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering from Saratoga, California. This is my second year with ChemE Car, and I was on the Al-Air battery team last year. I'm also doing research work on ultrafast spectroscopy in the Leone Group, so if attosecond semiconductor dynamics sounds interesting to you, feel free to talk to me :) In the little free time I have, I enjoy running, rock climbing, hiking, doing the NY Times crossword, and watching Friends on Netflix. Feel free to talk to me about any of the things I mentioned or anything else!

Project Leads


Parth Patel, zinc-air battery lead

Hey everyone! I am currently a senior majoring in chemical engineering and concentrating in materials science. I am the current lead for the zinc-air battery team and have led the zinc-air team since my junior year (and been apart of the team since my freshman year). Some of my academic interests include renewable energy research and material optimization. Non-academically, I enjoy watching TV, sleeping, and following sports.

Brian Law, magnesium-air batttery project lead

Hi! I'm a second-year majoring in Chemical Engineering and I'm originally from Arcadia, CA (born in New York but moved to Arcadia after 2 years). I enjoy working out, playing volleyball, watching basketball, and playing music. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or want to hang!

Vishnu Dharmaraj, hydrogen fuel cell lead

Hello! I am a junior chemical engineering student from North Potomac, Maryland. This is going to be my third year as part of the Fuel Cell team and my second year leading it. In addition to ChemE Car, I'm also part of Dil Se, Berkeley's South Asian a capella group. I also love to watch and play basically every sport besides soccer (sorry soccer fans). If you have any questions or just want to vent about life as a Berkeley student, I'm all ears so feel free to reach out. Looking forward to having a great year!

Jacob Zamojc, thermoelectric lead
jzamojc@berkeley.edu |

Hi, I'm Jacob Zamojc a 2nd year Chemical Engineering student. I'm interested in Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing. I was born and raised in Carlsbad, CA (where Legoland is). Some of my hobbies include trivia, memes, reading, and the Star Wars Prequels. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about me or the team or if you just wanna hang/get boba (I'm usually down to get boba any time of day).

Ethan Woodbury, experimental battery co-lead
woodbury.e@berkeley.edu |

Hi, I'm Ethan and I'm a third-year chemical engineering student at Berkeley. Outside of ChemE Car, I do computational research on battery materials in the Persson Lab, and I play trombone in Cal Band. Some of my other interests include data science, running, and eating spicy foods. Let me know if you have any questions!

Samuel Ng, chemiluminescence clock lead

Hello! I'm a third year chemical engineering major from San Jose, CA. This is my second year on the chemiluminescence clock team. Aside from ChemE Car, I also do research in the Zhang Lab on bacterial natural products. In my free time, I enjoy playing badminton, going to the gym, watching TV shows, and fashion. Feel free to ask me anything!

Richard Sim , experimental battery lead lead
richardsim@berkeley.edu |

Hi friends, I'm a senior ChemE who hails from the Imperial Valley! In ChemE car, I lead the Zinc-Carbon team, which is a cost-effective battery technology. In my free time this year, I'm going to be applying to various grad-schools, reading books and chatting with strangers. I enjoy learning different languages and meeting new people. Talk to me! :)

Kevin Xu, enzymatic clock lead lead

Hello, my name is Kevin! I am a third year chemical engineering major from San Mateo, CA. Besides ChemE Car, I play the clarinet in Cal Band and do biomechanics research. I love going on adventures, eating new foods, and discovering new music. Feel free to reach out to me, I would love to chat about anything!

Winston Ou, biofuels/internal combustion engine co-lead

I'm a senior ChemE/Data Science double major. I enjoy playing tennis, card games, and browsing Youtube.

Daniel Seyedebrahimi, hydrogen fuel cell co-lead
danielseyed@berkeley.edu |

Hi, I'm a third-year chemical engineering major from Visalia, CA (near Sequoia Nat'l Park), and this fall will be my second semester on the Fuel Cell Team. My other research interests include polymer synthesis, heteropolymer characterization, protein engineering, and RAFT agent synthesis. I love running (shout-out to Cal Running Club), my parents, playing clarinet, The Twilight Zone, numismatics, listening to contemporary jazz or wind band pieces, and Calvin & Hobbes. Feel free to reach out and DM me questions or edgy content.

Ben Han, biofuels/internal combustion engine co-lead

Hey, I'm Ben and I'm a third year ChemE/NucE joint major with a possible EECS minor. I was on the biofuels team last year, and now I'm one of its project managers. I'm from the Bay Area (Dublin for those of you who know where that is), and lived there for most of my life. My hobbies include working out and doing absolutely nothing lying down.

Sean Park, experimental clock lead
seanp710@berkeley.edu |

Senior, Chemical Engineering

Stephan Kaminsky, electrical lead

Hi. I'm a third year EECS major. I am a CS61C GSI who loves to ride my motorcycle around. I also try to befriend all dogs and cats. This will be my third year on the team!

Mace Grunsfeld, mechanical lead
mgrunsfeld@berkeley.edu |

4th year mechanical engineering student who enjoys giving friends tattoos and freelance mechanical design in his free time.