Electrical Co-Lead

I am currently involved with the IEEE UCR Solar Car Team.  When I first joined a year ago I quickly realized I had found an amazing team willing to dive in to a complex goal.  I started as the Telemetry Lead, where I oversaw implementation of collecting and sending data in real-time from the solar vehicle to a support vehicle. Then I became Battery Protection Lead, where I determined battery type, best Battery Management System, and arrangement of batteries for optimum power output (Voltage vs Amperage), energy storage, and greatest redundancy.  Thermal engineering of batteries due to placement in reference to each individual battery, placement within battery box and car for most efficient airflow current and limitation of hot air pockets, along with limiting underutilized cool air.  

As Electrical Co-Lead I currently oversee battery design, cooling, solar array, PCB, wiring, power management, and ensure communication between the electrical and mechanical teams.

Sean Pickman Sean Pickman

Gift of $5

With only $5, you can make a difference in our project! $5 is enough to purchase a single Lithium-Ion 18650 battery.

Thank You Postcard

Our success relies on our community. With a donation of $10, we will send you a personalized, handwritten thank you card, signed by the UCR Solar Car Team!

UCR Solar Car Stickers

With a donation of $25, we will be one step closer to a greener future. To thank you, we'll send you custom UCR Solar Car stickers as memorabilia. Includes all gift benefits below this level.

3D Printed Model

With a donation of $50, you will provide a lasting impact on our team's success. To say thanks, we'll send you a custom 3D printed model of our vehicle, Grian. Includes all gift benefits below this level.


We'll thank you by providing you with an official UCR Solar Car t-shirt. Includes all gift benefits below this level.

Donor Status

You will be featured in a special donor section on our team's website and Facebook page. Includes all gift benefits below this level.

Thank You for Your Gift

Our success relies on the generosity of our community. A gift today will have a lasting impact, and we are so grateful for it.

UC Riverside Solar Car Team