MIT Hyperloop II

The MIT Hyperloop II Team is a group of multi-disciplinary MIT students collaborating to design and build a prototype to compete in Space X’s annual Hyperloop Pod Competition (Summer 2019). The pod design competition is intended to promote innovation in the monumental engineering challenge of developing the Hyperloop. The ultimate vision of the Hyperloop is to propel frictionless pods above 800mph through a partially evacuated tube. Hyperloop has the potential to transform personal and freight transportation as we know it.

The prior MIT Hypleroop team of MIT students built a safe, scalable, and feasible pod for the SpaceX Hyperloop competition. At Competition Weekend in January 2017, the team finished among the final three teams, and was awarded 3rd Place in Design & Construction, and won the Safety & Reliability Award. MIT Hyperloop was also awarded 1st Place Overall at Design Weekend in January 2016.

 

MIT Hyperloop II At a glance

Number of Members:

29 members in 2018-2019
Team leaders: 
  • Vik Parthiban - Captain, Propulsion Lead
  • Bowen Zeng - Levitation Lead
  • Eric Hinterman - Stability Lead
  • Siyang Liu - Structure Lead
  • Albert Gnadt - Aerodynamics Lead
  • Yui Sujichantararat - Controls Lead
  • UZ Zhan - Business Lead
Year began: 
2015
Advisors: 
Douglas Hart
Robert Shin
Location: 
N52
Past Accomplishments

MIT Hyperloop won the first round of the design competition in the SpaceX Hyperloop Contest, beating out a field of more than 100 teams from around the world. At Competition Weekend in January 2017, the team finished among the final three teams, and was awarded 3rd Place in Design & Construction, and won the Safety & Reliability Award. Read more...