David Drake is a graduate student in the department of Engineering Physics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. He received his bachelor’s of electrical engineering from McMaster as well, where he focused on renewable energy systems. He has applied his skills in industrial settings while working for Hatch and later, PowerStream, a power distribution utility. From 2012 to 2014 he managed the McMaster Solar Car Project, implementing changes that allowed Spitfire, the team’s most recent car, to be built. He also oversaw the design and installation of this car’s solar array and various other subsystems. Currently, David is continuing to work on novel applications of solar power at McMaster University.