Chris Heintz is a Graduate Student from Chesterland, OH and studies mechanical engineering at the University of Kentucky. Chris is the current Engineering Lead for team, where he led the design of the chassis and suspension of Gato Del Sol V. Chris' experience on the team has allowed him to gain insights into the engineering field and believes this has allowed him to succeed in his internships and co-ops. Prior to joining the UK Solar Car Team, Chris was the president of Combat Robotics in high school and participated in FIRST robotics. His intentions are to remain on the team until he finishes his studies and hopes to stay involved as an alumnus. This semester will mark Chris' ninth semester on the team.