Join Green Team Twente
Want to learn more outside the field of your study and apply your talent in a hydrogen driven team?
With Green Team Twente 23/24 you will work on the only hydrogen-powered racing car which will compete in the Formula Student race and be part of the future of sustainable racing.
Are you also dedicated and passionate about the application of sustainable technology and willing to work in a high-performance team, while having fun and creative freedom as well?
JOIN Green Team Twente 23/24 to start a new challenge! You will work together in a multidisciplinary team on the only hydrogen-powered racing car competing in the Formula Student race. Use your capabilities to put your team and hydrogen to the top! Do you want to know how to apply? This page gives answers to most of your questions! If not, do not hesitate to reach out to us via firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by for a cup of coffee at our office.
Deadline application: on the 1st of May!
Do you want to know more about Green Team Twente? Join one of our recruitment events or come by the office at the Future Factory for a cup of tea or coffee. Here you will have the opportunity to learn more about what Green Team Twente has to offer you!
Sign up for a speeddate
If you want to know more about specific functions, or if you have questions in general, sign up for a speeddate! During a speeddate you can visit us at the Future Factory and see what it is like to be a part of Green Team Twente. Here you can ask any teammember about details on their funcion.
Sign up for a speeddate by sending us a mail at email@example.com
Find out whether Green Team is something for you while enjoying a free lunch or drink! During these activities you will also get to see our office, workplace and the hydrogen race car up close. Here is an overview of the upcomming dates:
– Lunch 1: wednesday 29th of March 12:45
– Lunch 2: tuesday 4th of April 12:45
– Technical lunch: thursday 13th of April 12:45
– Friday 17th of March 15:30 (with all the student teams)
– Friday 21st of April 15:30
All these activities are at the Future Factory (Capitool 25, 7521 PL Enschede).
Make hydrogen and its implementations more known
We offer a unique team composition consisting of both full-time and part-time members. We all have different backgrounds, consisting of engineering, design, business and social science students.
A wide range of positions is available, both technical and non-technical. You can learn how to get in touch with companies, organize large-scale events, manage a big and complex team and of course engineer high-tech systems.
You can put the theory you already learned to practice! We offer you the chance to get practical experience, meet innovators and learn in ways that are not possible during your study.
Educate and combine knowledge
With our car, we reach a great public which we can show the possibilities and potential of hydrogen. We educate students, children as well as adults to show them the future of hydrogen for this and the next generations.
Race and promote sustainability
Every year, we push the boundary of sustainable mobility by building a hydrogen car. Due to racing, the technologies are pushed to develop faster and a bigger public can be reached with the race.
Being the World Champion of 2019, having won the prestigious Shell Eco-Marathon (over 250 teams competing) in 2012, 2017 and 2019, and ending up third two times, Green Team Twente is one of the world’s top teams in efficiency racing and is now going to race in the Formula student.
Hydroelectric and Mechanics
The Technical team is responsible for the hands-on aspects of Green Team Twente. Your role involves building the car or other projects from start to finish. You’ll be involved in everything from the initial design phase to the final assembly. Throughout the year, you’ll work with partners, explore innovative solutions, and learn how to build a hydrogen car and more. Effective communication is essential for smooth operations, so the Technical Manager and sub-team chiefs will have frequent discussions.. There are different positions available based on your interests and ambitions. The Technical Team has the following moving parts:
Mechanics: Chief Engineer
As a structural engineer you are responsible for the whole chassis, packaging and attachment points of all the technical components. This means you will design, calculate and simulate the mountings and whether the mountings will withstand the forces they are exposed to. You will improve the designs on weight, stability and reliability. In the end, you will produce the mountings and assemble them into the race car.
Mechanics: Vehicle Dynamics
Important aspects of the car are the way it handles and how it behaves on the road, these are the aspects for which you, as a vehicle dynamics engineer, are responsible for. This means that you need to look into the theory of vehicle dynamics and different types of suspension systems and setups. With the use of different types of simulations, FEM and motion analyses, you can find the best set-up for the car. For the coming year, you will improve the current suspension system to assure better performance and stability.
As a Drivetrain engineer you will be responsible for designing custom gearbox for the car. Custom gearboxes are required for going to 4 wheel drive, which is an important step to make the car go faster. Your goal is to transform as much power as possible from the motors to the wheels, while keeping the size and the weight to a minimum. You will work closely with Vehicle Dynamics and Powertrain.
As an aerodynamics engineer you are responsible for the body and the aerodynamic features. You will design these by doing CFD simulations in order to create as much downforce as possible to allow the car to drive faster. This subteam allows you to adapt your knowledge about Fluid Dynamics into practice. Carbon is widely used for this application, so if you are interested in working with carbon this subteam is also a fit for you.
Hydroelectric: Chief Engineer
The HydroElectric subteam is responsible for all the power, safety and communication systems within the car. This starts at the fuel cell where electrical power is generated from hydrogen and oxygen with its own supporting electronics. Then, more electronics are needed as the current flow is regulated (with e.g. a DCDC) and the power is stored. The stored energy is used to drive the motor controller and motor, which this subteam is responsible for as well. Optionally a transmission can be included. This subteam will be researching the best options for all these parts, the mechanical and electrical ones as well as the ones for the hydrogen system. As you see, this is a rather multidisciplinary subteam, needing people from multiple backgrounds and interests. Knowledge about or interest in electric motors, hydrogen or (power) electronics is a big plus. To have a smooth workflow one chief is needed to keep the overview, help where is necesarry and makes sure all communication goes well.
Hydroelectric: Hydrogen System
The hydrogen system consists of all the parts that are needed for the generation of electricity out of hydrogen and oxygen. This process starts at the hydrogen tank and ends at the fuel cell stack, with many parts in between. As a hydroelectric engineer responsible for the hydrogen system, you will work on the many different components and make them work coherently. You will do this by testing the system, and with that, you will find its flaws. Once the imperfections are known, you can start improving the design to efficiently deliver more power to the car so it can drive even faster than before.
Hydroelectric: Power Train
The Power Train consists of all the high-voltage parts that are needed for powering the car. This starts with the electricity coming out of the fuel cell and ends at the motors. In between, several parts are needed, such as a DC-DC and an energy buffer. As a hydroelectric engineer responsible for the powertrain, you will improve and optimize the components in the powertrain. Since the powertrain is crucial for acceleration, your focus will be on delivering as much power to the motors as possible while considering the system’s efficiency and size.
Hydroelectric: Cooling System
The liquid cooling system is perhaps the most crucial part of the car. Without it, the car’s components will inevitably break down. An important task is thus to prevent overheating of the components. As hydroelectric engineer responsible for the cooling system, you will be performing tests on the cooling system. By considering the heat each component dissipates and by closely monitoring the temperatures, flows, and pressures of the cooling liquid, you will find the flaws in the system and search for ways to improve its design.
Hydroelectric: Embedded System
As an Embedded System engineer you ensure the safety of the car, improve testing with good data acquisition and provide an optimal driver/car interface. Parts you could be working on are the steering wheel and cockpit, the communication bus inside the car, safety sensors and the wireless connection to the outside. You will be working in close cooperation with the other hydroelectric engineers to ensure a perfect integration of all components.General engineering experience from your own or university projects is required. Experience with programming embedded systems (microcontrollers), simple circuit and PCB design is advised but not a must.