Cornell Baja Racing
Suspension and Ergonomics Subteams
September 2016 — Present


[link to Cornell Baja Racing site]


As a member of the Cornell Baja Racing team for three years, I’ve been involved in the design, analysis, manufacturing, testing, and racing of offroad cars at the Baja SAE competitions. Below are pictures of some projects I worked on.

While on the Suspension subteam, I designed the front and rear uprights, ball joint assemblies, and welding fixtures. As a current member of the Ergonomics subteam, I am responsible for the material selection, design, and manufacture of the steering wheel assembly and body panels.

We have done well competitively, consistently placing in the Top 5 over all three annual competitions in the last two seasons, among a playing field of 200+ international collegiate teams.

M15 (our 2018-2019 competition car) in Gorman, CA
M15 taking on the Maneuverability course in Gorman













Front Upright and Ball Joint Assembly
Junior Year


The front upright is the interface between the suspension links and the wheel assembly. Machined out of Al-7075, it is designed to properly constrain all parts of the links through all stages of suspension travel (~14 in). One the inboard side, it houses the ball joints that allow the wheel to change angle, and on the outboard side the press-fit stub axle (also Al-7075) is attached to the front hub, allowing for wheel rotation. Designing this part involved many hours of working closely with the suspension geometry to ensure sufficient clearance with all other components while not compromising structural integrity or adding weight. 

The upper and lower ball joints in the front suspension are what allow the wheels to rotate relative to body of the car while under harsh loads. Designing these assemblies also involved ensuring clearance with the upright in all states of travel, as well as choosing an appropriate heat treat process for the steel ball joint.

[link to Fall 2018 Technical Report]







Rear Upright
Sophomore Year


The rear upright is the interface between the suspension links and the wheel assembly in the rear. Machined out of Al-6061, it is designed to properly constrain all parts of the links through all stages of suspension travel. Unlike the front upright, there is no stub axle- it is attached to the camber link and H-arm, and allows the driveshaft to interface with  the rear hub. It is very geometry-driven, and so the challenge in designing this part was to reduce weight while allowing sufficient clearance with the wheel rims.  

[link to Fall 2017 Technical Report]

The Suspension subteam for the 2018-2019 season
Our whole team for the 2018-2019 season