Meet The Team
An enthusiastic herd of minds, working together to shape the modern day travelling infrastructure with futuristic technology.
VP - Engineering & Technology
Dr. Bala Bharadvaj
Former Managing Director
Boeing India Engineering & Technology Center
Dr. Srinivas Mantrala
Former Deputy General Manager
Head of Business Strategy
Mr. Joel Michael
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
Dr. Prasad Khandekar
Dean and Head of Industry and Academia
MIT World Peace University
The Journey so far
VEGAPOD HYPERLOOP IS FOUNDED
A bunch of sophomore undergraduates from multiple disciplines of engineering, came together to form a research cohort to design, develop and build a sub-scale version of Hyperloop.
SPACE-X HYPERLOOP POD COMPETITION 2019
Vegapod Hyperloop participated in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019 for the first time. Ranked in the Top 20 teams in the world and Top 3 in Asia. Only asian team to present a pod with propulsion method as Linear Induction Motor.
EUROPEAN HYPERLOOP WEEK 2021
Vegapod Hyperloop, amongst the top 21 teams all around the world at the European Hyperloop Week 2021. Only Asian team to present Full scale Hyperloop design. Developed and tested India's Fastest Hyperloop Pod Prototype;
QUINTRANS HYPERLOOP IS FOUNDED
The team leadership decided to incorporate the company officially with a vision to develop the first Asian hyperloop network.
INITIAL PROTOTYPING OF CONCRETE TUBE
First set of concrete tubes tested for vacuum compatibility