October 18, 2023
The Olin Board of Trustees voted to appoint alumnus Luke Morris ’17 as its newest trustee at the College’s October 2023 meeting.
Morris is a staff mechanical design engineer and technical lead for the Battery Engineering team at Tesla. He is currently technical lead of the Cybertruck High Voltage Battery Ancillary Bay and leads the design team responsible for the integration of high voltage PCBAs, HV devices, HV busbars, liquid cooling, and all battery pack connections. Morris is a technical expert in design for reliability, assembly, automation, and functional abuse in automotive applications.
Prior to joining the Battery team, Morris was a member of the Chassis Engineering team at Tesla where he designed the foundation brake systems for Model S and Model X, including the standard fitment brakes and ultra-high performance carbon ceramic brakes.
While an undergrad at Olin, Morris was a founder and the first project manager of the Formula SAE team: Olin Electric Motorsports. He designed and built the Mk.I and Mk. II vehicles.
“I’m excited to reengage with the college at a deep level and contribute to Olin’s mission to transform engineering education,” said Morris. “As a practicing engineer on the board, I bring a perspective on the wants and needs of industry. As an alumnus, I hope I can add my perspective on what made attending Olin so special, as well as contribute to Olin’s future.”
Morris lives in Northern California with his wife and their dogs. They enjoy going on hikes, snowboarding in Tahoe, cycling the Bay Area’s hills, and enjoying the amazing food scene of San Francisco.