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Jeremy Trilling

Junior, BS in Robotics Engineering

Jeremy came to WPI because he knew he’d have opportunities to explore, create, and discover in areas that interested him—especially things like flying cars and electric vehicles.

From the moment he arrived on campus in his self-made Conventional Takeoff and Landing (CTOL) electric flying car, Jeremy set his sights high. A creator and innovator at heart, Jeremy says his favorite thing about WPI is actually the feature that first put WPI on his radar—“the freedom to create.” The university offered resources to work with, enthusiastic people to collaborate with, and an academic plan with room for innovation and growth.

Ready to bolster his own creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, Jeremy combined his academics with his work experience at multiple flying car startups and engineering companies with great success. “I am excited to pursue a venture of my own design in the area of Lighter-Than-Air (LTA) mobility,” he says.  

A regular participant in WPI’s I&E programs, including Tinkerbox and I-Corps, Jeremy has applied the skills he’s learning in his RBE courses and projects to his own designs. “I am most excited about having developed an autonomous Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) electric flying car through the Tinkerbox Program,” he says.

For other students who are interested in innovation and entrepreneurship, Jeremy has advice: “It's really fun! Give it a try!”

Jeremy Trilling
Hometown

Palo Alto, CA

Achievements
  • Earning a helicopter pilot license
  • Currently converting an Enstrom 280 to battery electric power
  • Participating in numerous Tinkerbox cohorts
Interests
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Tinkerbox
  • I-Corps
My I&E experiences have not only enabled the technical testing behind many of my ideas, but have given me the confidence to share and excite others in pursuit of wild ideas.
Getting the autonomous boat on the water.
Getting the autonomous boat on the water.
Flying through the air in the Pumpkin Carriage.
Flying through the air in the Pumpkin Carriage.
Working to make upward and forward flight possible.
Working to make upward and forward flight possible.
Taking a spin and testing out improvements.
Taking a spin and testing out improvements.
Experimenting with a buoyancy control system on the quad.
Experimenting with a buoyancy control system on the quad.