Our Team

Alec Krawciw

Chief Engineer

Alec is a fifth-year mechanical engineering student. Now in his fifth year on the AERO team, Alec is excited to be the Chief Engineer. Alec enjoys working with unmanned systems but is passionate about anything that moves autonomously. Alec is looking forward to working with all our new recruits to teach more about our awesome systems. Alec cannot wait for more test flights to start!

Logan Kuzyk

Software Lead

Having gained experience building numerous remote control aircraft and as a co-founder of his high school’s robotics program, Logan’s interests align closely with AERO’s activities. As a computer science student, Logan is the software lead and is also involved with the team’s administrative duties. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities such as climbing, backpacking, and backcountry camping! Applying skills learned through past years as a member of the software team and on co-op, Logan is devoted to making AERO a welcoming environment where all students can develop their abilities.

Darian Langeler

Electrical Lead

Darian is a 4th year electrical engineering student. After dedicating much time to AERO during a co-op work term, he is invested in the success of AERO and it’s electrical team. His primary focus is in the development and fabrication of the circuit boards of the various onboard systems and payloads. Darian contributed heavily in the success of the power management board and payload drop mechanism projects used at the 2019 competition.



The President is responsible for ensuring that the club runs smoothly and is able to meet deadlines and build a cohesive system. 


Mechanical Lead

The Mechanical lead works with the mechanical team to design new hardware for the club. Activities may include CAD design of new Unmanned Systems, CFD or FEA to ensure reliability.


Director of Finance

The Director of Finance works to support the AERO team by managing team finances and other important logistical tasks that arise in running a successful organization.

Dr. Afzal Suleman

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Afzal Suleman is a professor in the department of mechanical engineering. He has extensive experience in the aerospace field and is currently an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has been advising and mentoring the UVic AERO team since its inception at the University of Victoria in 2002.