• Inventing the Future of Transportation

  • About Hyperloop at Virginia Tech

    We are a student-led interdisciplinary organization inventing the future of transportation. After placing fourth in the first ever international Hyperloop Design weekend, we have made a name for ourselves by submitting designs and being invited to compete in all SpaceX Hyperloop competitions.


    Each year, we continue to grow our team and introduce new concepts to the Hyperloop competition. We are proud to represent the engineering mindset of Virginia Tech on an international stage!

    Source: Virginia Tech College of Engineering

    Source: In the Hyperloop

  • Media Coverage

    Check out these articles!

    Virginia Tech Hyperloop team ventures to SpaceX for global competition

    September 4, 2017

    Virginia Tech News

    Virginia Tech Hyperloop Team to compete in national competition, hope to contribute to future

    August 10, 2017


    Getting On Board The Hyperloop

    July 26, 2017

    The Verge

    3 Teams Qualify for Tube Test in Hyperloop Pod Competition

    February 1, 2017

    ECT News Network

    Meet the students racing to make Elon Musk's Hyperloop a reality

    January 31, 2017


    Elon Musk hails Hyperloop teams – and touts the tunnel he’ll be boring at SpaceX

    January 29, 2017

    Geek Wire

    Virginia Tech claims fourth place in SpaceX's international Hyperloop competition

    January 29, 2017

    Collegiate Times

    Virginia Tech Hyperloop Team Heads to California for Second Phase of Global Competition

    January 25, 2017


    Virginia Tech hyperloop team to compete

    January 19, 2017

    WFXR News

    Hyperloop at Virginia Tech prepares for upcoming competition

    October 3, 2016

    Collegiate Times

    Virginia Tech's Hyperloop team completes pod, prepares for competition

    September 25, 2016

    Collegiate Times

    Here are the Hyperloop pods competing in Elon Musk's big race later this year

    June 18, 2016

    The Verge

    Hyperloop at Virginia Tech constructs transportation pod to travel at 250 mph

    March 16, 2016

    Collegiate Times

    How to build a Hyperloop

    February 3, 2016

    The Verge

  • Team Leads

    Emily Shull

    Project Manager/Safety Lead

    Business Information Technology, Finance, and Religion & Culture, 2019

    Bobby Smyth

    Co-Chief Engineer

    Mechanical Engineering, 2019

    Nick Brady

    Mechanical Lead

    Mechanical Engineering, 2019

    Mattia Forgiarini

    Engineering Project Lead

    Industrial and Systems Engineer, 2019

    Teja Sathi

    Vehicle Analysis Lead

    Mechanical Engineering & Computer Engineering, 2020

    Nelson Downs

    Software Lead

    Computer Engineering, 2020

  • Our Sponsors

    2017-2018 Competition Cycle

    Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


    Ware Lab

    Department of Finance

    Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering

    DynCorp International

    Department of Business Information Technology


    BGF Industries/Porcher Industries


    Dassault Systemes (Solidworks)


    Build Lab

  • Connect With Us





  • Interested in Supporting Hyperloop at Virginia Tech?

    We welcome students, faculty, companies, and anyone else who is interested in inventing the future of transportation!

  • Join our Team

    Visit this link to take our application survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9z7NBgr83SoBkgZ