Green Team Twente
Team reveal 2022-2023
Our team is multidisciplinary and currently consists of 31 students, from the University of Twente and University of Applied Science Saxion Enschede. The team is divided into three main subteams; Management team, Communication team, and Technical team. The technical team is again divided into two subteams; the mechanics team and the hydro-electric team.
Within each team, every person has a role that specifies their practices. This also applies to the management team and the communication team. Below is the team reveal video of the past years’ team displayed. The current team will present themselves during their first event; the Green Team Twente Kick-Off! After this event, the newest team reveal video will be presented here.
As an Industrial Design Engineer who sleeps surrounded by 30+ plants, I am certainly all about that innovative and green life. And why did I want to become a Team Manager? I’ve got a thing for organization and planning.
Call me a stereotypical mechanical engineer, but I like racing cars. As the Technical Manager, my task is to plan and oversee the project, which provides me with the opportunity to learn things beyond the boundaries of my studies.
As an industrial design engineerer with a creative mindset I would like to make a difference in society. I see Green Team Twente as the perfect opportunity to start making a difference and to discover and develop new talents.
Extern and Finance
From my experience as Industrial Engineering and Management student, I knew that diversity in a work environment is important to me. Not only within the team, but in my responsibilities as well. Extern & Finance manager suits this the best.
Jorn de Ruiter
Extern and Finance
As a Financial Engineering student with a passion for Formula 1, I’m confident in my role as Finance Manager at GTT. Furthermore, my goal is to maintain strong relationships with our partners to succeed also as Extern Manager.
PR & Education Coördinator
As an Industrial Design Engineer, I am a creative person that does not give up easily and is always open to new ideas. In my spare time I like to play volleyball and have fun with friends and family.
I put my creativity into painting, just like I could put it in my bachelor Industrial Design Engineering. I love a challenge and work well under pressure, so Green Team Twente is one I will take for the full 100%.
During the past two years of my study I have enjoyed using creativity to organize small events. With Green Team Twente I hope to step it up to contribute to the energy transition.
Recently, I finished my Bachelor Industrial Design Engineering during which I could express my creativity. My most recent creative outburst was designing a boardgame, after which I decided I wanted to become the graphic designer of the team.
Photo- and videographer
I like to spend my time being creative in all kinds of ways, which is why I am the photo and videographer this year. Besides that, I like to spend my time maintaining and driving my little old car.
I am a recent graduate with a BSc in mechanical engineering, with a passion for the automotive industry. Additionally, I take pleasure in playing football, engaging in fun activities with friends, and working on my own moped project.
Kirsten de Vries
As a mechanical engineer with an interest in rollercoasters, I’m your go-to chassis designer. When I’m not busy developing the chassis, you can probably find me horseback riding, buried in a good book, or gaming away.
I have a bachelor’s degree of Technical Medicine. In my free time I like to play field hockey and go to the gym. Baking, travelling and socializing with friends are things I also love to do.
Daan van der Meijden
As a major car lover, driving fast is one of my favorite things to do. It was only logical for me to put my efforts towards building a well-handling race car with Vehicle Dynamics.
I grew up in Geneva, and moved to Twente to study. I love to ski, mountainbike, and race karts. But most of all, I love building race cars.
I grew up in Uganda, and came back to the Netherlands to start my study in mechanical engineering. In my free time I enjoy playing volleyball and mountain biking.
Cas van Herpen
In the past time I have become an active member of the rowing association D.R.V. Euros. I really enjoy the combination of rowing and playing sports, whilst also organizing and participating in all the social activities.
I’m studying Applied Physics at Saxion. I was born in Schiedam, raised in southern Spain and currently live in Almelo. I like to play games, watch F1 or videos about engineering, physics and space.
As an hobby, i made some 3D printed gear systems so when i got the opportunity at Green Team Twente to design a custom gearbox i took it. Also, i like working on cars and just generally building stuff.
Besides studying Mechanical Engineering at the UT, I enjoy putting engineering into practice, for example by restoring my dad’s vintage motorcycle. Additionally, I like to play soccer in my free time.
I’ve always been attracted to big projects that can change the world. I enjoy coming up with new inventive solutions and combining my technical skills from my studies in Creative Technology into practice as Chief Hydroelectric.
As a mechanical engineering student, I like to use my creativity to build stuff and work on a greener mobility sector. I like a good challenge, and taking on the hydrogen system offers an opportunity to develop my skills further.
After four years of studying biomedical engineering, I want to expand my knowledge beyond my field of study by joining Green Team Twente! in my free time I like to play field hockey or hang out with friends.
I like a little bit of everything, from going to the gym to crafting, reading, gaming, watching movies, hanging with friends and family, I even like doing nothing at all. Just like my bachelor mechatronics, a little bit of everything.
I am an enthusiastic student in applied physics. Yet, I like to do anything but study, so I joined Green Team Twente! But I also like a good challenge, which is good because that battery isn’t going to build itself.
Niels van Dongen
As a Bachelor Civil Engineering, Green Team Twente is a way to broaden my horizon outside of my current field of expertise. I like to run, play football, drink a beer with friends.
As an Interaction Technologist, I love to work in a team on big projects. In my spare time, I love to hang out with friends, go out, drink my favorite beer Grimbergen Blanche, and go to the gym.
As a competitive person, building a race car is an amazing project to me. Aside from partaking in this project, I am an active triathlete and kart racer. With a year at Green Team Twente, I am hoping to launch my career in the autosport.
I’ve been a tech enthusiast since childhood, though thankfully, my curly hair has never exploded from electricity! The MSc in Embedded Systems has fueled this interest towards the electrical world. Aside from electronics, I like to socialize and play soccer.
Both in my studies and free time I love combining software and hardware to make new and interesting systems. Aside from programming languages, I also enjoy learning about regular languages.
After two years of studying computer science I wanted to play around more with hardware. Next to my work at the team, I like to (survival) run and read.