The 2021 Team

The Geec team consists of a group of dedicated engineering students, all studying at the National University of Galway, Ireland. With support from lecturers in the College of Engineering at NUI Galway, the team continuously works to develop Ireland’s most energy efficient car, year on year.

Áine Mellin | Electrical & Electronic Engineer

The Team Manager, as well as the Power Electronics Lead, and Geec driver.



Eoghan O’Donoghue | Mechanical Engineer

The Lead for the front axle and steering project.



Owen O’Sullivan | Mechanical Engineering

Owen is the Lead for the Drivetrain Project


Samuel Opashi | Mechanical Engineer

His 1st year on the Geec, Samuel is the Rear Axle project Lead.

Aran Murphy | Mechanical Engineer

on drivetrain team & race strategy

Orla McAllister | Mechanical Engineer

bulkhead & rollerbar team + windows team

Maitias Ó Gríofa | Energy Systems Engineer

workbench & travel solutions & power electronics

Simon McHugh | Mechanical Engineer

Deputy Team Manager. rear axle team member & driver comfort

Rawand Afaghani | Mechanical Engineering

bulkhead and roll bar lead

Aaron O’Toole | Mechanical Engineer

race strategy lead. front axle & steering team

Aoife Murphy | Mechanical Engineer

rear axle team & work bench team


Eanna Wood – ?? (Deputy Team Manager & drivetrain team & race strategy)

Eoin Hernon | Mechanical Engineer

drivetrain team & windows lead

Lisa Finn | Mechanical Engineer

driver comfort and bulkhead teams

Luisa Forte | Mechanical Engineer

front axle steering & driver comfort lead

Séan Fahey | Electronic & Computer Engineer

race strategy & DAQ teams

Alice Shaughnessy | Undenominated Engineer

race strategy, website, nulkhead and roller bar

Bhagya Bowatte | Undenominated Engineer
finances/accountant. bulkhead and driver comfort teams


Bogdan Baturov | Undenominated Engineer

virtual competitions lead and windows team and drivetrain team



Dean Fadden | Energy Systems Engineer

power electronics and windows teams

Eva Debarros | ECE

power electronics team and race strategy



Lauren McMahon | Electronic & Computer Engineer

race strategy and DAQ teams


Kate Grehan – ?? (front axle team & travel solutions team)

Gearoid Fahey – ?? widnows & front axle teams & DAQ

Rosanna Ni Chulain – ?? drivetrain & windows

John Flannery – ?? drivetrain & windows

Eva Harmon – ?? bulkhead & driver comfort

Eoin O’Donnell – ?? bulkhead & workbench

ciaran austin – ?? rear axle & drier comfort

conaill tuite – rear axle team and wrokbench lead

sarah ryan – ?? rear axle & windows

Maeve Kenny – ?? rear axle & driver comfort

Ryan McMahon Lynch – ?? freewheel drivetrain lead

Liam anthony – ?? power electronics & race strategy

aodhan breathnach – ?? power electronics & race strategy

Niall O’doherty – ?? DAQ & workbench

Conor McNamara – ?? DAQ & workbench

Szymon Borkowski – ?? DAQ & wrokbench

Dr Maeve Duffy | Electrical & Electronic Engineering Lecturer

Maeve Duffy advises the Geec engineering team on power electronics for the motor drive circuit, aa well as other electrical issues.


Martin Glavin | Lero


Prof Martin Glavin | Electronic & Computer Engineering Professor

Martin Glavin consults with the team on the data acquisition system, processing of data from sensors, and communications.


Dr Nathan Quinlan | Mechanical Engineering Lecturer

Nathan Quinlan provides recommendations to the team on aerodynamics, the drivetrain, and general mechanical engineering design.


Dr Rory Monaghan | Energy Systems and Mechanical Engineering Lecturer

Rory Monaghan supervises Geec projects on vehicle energy system modelling and the monocoque design.

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