ASSISTANT TO THE TEAM MANAGER
Chris Heintz is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Kentucky. He has interned in mechanical design and controls at Lexmark, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, GE Transportation, and Cummins. His current research focus is on cooperative control of fixed-wing UAVs. He has presented his research at AIAA SciTech, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and IEEE American Controls Conference, and has recently published in Systems and Control Letters. Chris previously served as Mechanical Lead and Engineering Manager, where he oversaw the design of Gato V and Gato VI. Chris currently assists in the administration of the team as Assistant to the Team Manager and is focused on mentoring new members and ensuring the transfer of institutional knowledge. He also guides the team in systems engineering and manages the strategy during the race. His intentions are to remain on the team until he finishes his studies, at which point he hopes to stay involved as an alumnus. This semester will mark Chris's seventeenth semester on the team.