Green Team Twente is a multidisciplinary student team with students from the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences. They are committed to develop and apply technological innovations in the field of sustainable mobility. Each year a new team is formed to paticipated in this challenge. But now they have a new challenge: The Formula Student. In this competition it is not only about the fastest car, but rather by the team with the best overall package of construction, performance and financial and sales planning.
With the car they get more attention for sustainable mobilities, which is of importance because hydrogen is a key element in making the world sustainable and it has a big future in mobility. On top of that, the concept of the car is explained and they will educated people about hydrogen and its possibilities to convince the usefullness and importance.
Innovation has always inspired me. I want to create new possibilities and overcome challenges. My study Technical Medicine focuses on innovations in the medical domain. This year I want to learn things outside the boundary of my study. This year I want to be part of the innovations that Green Team Twente is creating. I want to discover the opportunities hydrogen has to offer and spread them. With this enthusiastic and motivated team, we will get our car driving and be part of the solution!
During my Bachelor of Civil Engineering I realized that the big technical projects is the main aspect which I am interested in. The preparation, overview and planning required for a large technical project, which consists out of diverse components is a big challenge. To confront this challenge and learn these aspects I became Technical Manager at Green Team Twente. Together with a motivated technical team we will develop a Formula Student car on hydrogen and create further innovation in the hydrogen vehicle sector.
Having finished my bachelors degree in Technical Medicine, I am super enthusiastic about my new role as the Communication Manager of Green Team Twente. It is my task to make sure the mission of the team is communicated well both internally and externally via various communication tools. I am responsible for further developing the branding based on the work done in previous years and make sure we achieve the set communication goals. My motto: If you want to go fast, you go alone. If you want to go far, you go with a team.
Extern and Finance
I have just received my Bachelor’s degree in Advanced Technology. I have chosen to join Green Team Twente, because I wanted to work within a large team where the main goal is much bigger than just passing a course from my curriculum. As a Finance & External relations manager I will be focussing on managing our budget according to our relationships with our current and future partners, as well as working closely together.
Extern and Finance
During my bachelor of Industrial Engineering and management I found out that the most valuable asset to have is experience. There are so many things you just can not learn from books and projects. That’s why I decided to dedicate a full year to GTT. I already had some experience with External relations. However I always missed the technical part of this function. That is why GTT is the perfect choice for me. I am really looking forward to working a full year on an amazing hydrogen car and I am 100% sure I will have an amazing year to develop myself!
In my study Creative business I learn about education & communication. This year I wanted a new challenge and use this in the work field. Many people don’t know about hydrogen and the possibilities with it. Upcoming year I want to excite people about technique and learn them about hydrogen. To achieve that I’m going to give workshops and make educational videos.
After my second year of Creative Business, I wanted to take a look into the work field. That’s why I chose Green Team Twente: working on a big project with an important message. Getting this message across well to the public through social media, website and newsletter is a new but yet fun challenge for me. In Public Relations I can put theory into practice and challenge myself professionally, socially and personally. I am really looking forward to working with this team to achieve our goals!
Jennifer van de Streek
After I finished my bachelor in Technical Medicine, I decided to do something completely different before starting the master’s. Therefore, I found a new challenge in Green Team Twente: with a multidisciplinary team working on a car that drives on hydrogen would be a great way to integrate engineering, social and managing skills. This year I will coordinate and organize a lot of epic events to let everyone see what we are doing and why we are doing it. In this way we hope more people will see the essence of sustainable mobility and will be as enthusiastic about hydrogen as we are!
As an Industrial Design Engineering student, I was attracted to the idea of gaining some practical knowledge while working in a large multidisciplinary group. I think Green Team Twente is the perfect opportunity to work on something with a real impact. This year I will help my team spread awareness about the feasibility of hydrogen, as well as Green Team Twente’s vision by developing cool designs and illustrations.
The reason I joined Green Team Twente is both the excitement of racing and the challenge of creating a sustainable future for it. At Green Team Twente, I am building a sustainable race car with a group of students who all want to push the boundaries of hydrogen and their own capabilities. Besides learning the technical side of building a car, you also learn how to work in a company with your colleagues and eventually friends. As Chief Mechanics, I have the perfect function to learn about the technical and non-technical sides of building a race car.
As mechanical engineers, we all like race cars and solid steel. When I heard about and about Green Team Twente switching towards hydrogen racing, I knew I had to be involved. After finishing my bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, I wanted to have a break from studying while still developing myself. Being a structural engineer is a great solution to this, since it is an amazing opportunity to get hands-on engineering experience while still enjoying life with 25 other motivated students. Green Team Twente is really about learning by doing, working in a multidisciplinary team and all that while promoting hydrogen as fuel of the future to the outside world.
I always liked it when people have an intrinsic motivation when working on a project. This gives a high amount of engagement while working together, and makes people give their best effort in solving the problems within the project. During the Bachelor Mechanical Engineering I missed the hands-on experience which I believe is needed to be a good engineer. As one of the Structural Engineers I am responsible for the chassis of the car and the mounting of all the components. Because of this we need a basic understanding of all the components and assemblies. My choice for Green Team Twente was made because I see hydrogen as one of the energy carriers of the future. The Formula Student competition is an accelerating race in which high performance is important, and we can show the capabilities of hydrogen.
Since a young age I have always had an interest in cars and motorsport. When I heard that Green Team Twente switched to Formula Student, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. From both my Bachelor and even more from the first year of my Master I built an interest in fluid-dynamics. The position of Aerodynamic Engineer at Green Team gives me a really good opportunity to apply the knowledge of for example Computational Fluid Dynamics in practice together with the more practical side of working with carbon fibre within a full multi-disciplinary design project.
I recall that in my first week of University, I visited a stall of a student team at an event on campus. The conversation with the team intrigued my interest, and since then I have always wanted to join a team. When I finished my Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, I wanted to continue with Masters in Aerodynamics but I wanted to be fully satisfied that it was the right choice for me. I decided to join the team as an Aerodynamic Engineer because of my long-lasting interest and to experience working in the field of Aerodynamics. I have always had an interest in motorsport racing and when I got to know that we are going to take part in the formula student competition, it was a no brainer to choose Green Team Twente.
From an early age, I was always interested in cars which grew out to a love for racing cars. Which made it clear that I had to integrate car design into my studies of mechanical engineering. Therefore the most logical step was to join Green Team Twente, as this will challenge me to become an engineer that is able to create innovative cars and simultaneously work on the innovation of hydrogen technologies.
Already for a few years I am a fan of motorsport. I like the way how teams find the limit of what is possible by engineering cars that do not only go fast but also contribute innovation outside the motorsport world. In the first two years of my bachelor Advanced Technology, I learned a lot about different engineering directions. Mechanical engineering seems to have my biggest interest and to really find out if this discipline is my future, I dedicate a year to the mechanics sub-team. I am excited to not only put my interest in engineering in practice but also follow the passion for motorsport and the energy transition.
I have always been very passionate about cars and motorsport racing since I was a kid, and this was one of the driving reasons why I started studying mechanical engineering, with the ambition of becoming a car engineer in the future. This is the main reason why I decided to join Green Team Twente. In this team, I can study all about racing cars, work and learn from such a big multidisciplinary team and improve my engineering skills. As vehicle dynamics engineer, I am responsible for the car’s handling and behaviour on and off the track. More in details, I work on the suspensions design, braking system and overall load distributions of the car. This is the best position to study in detail every aspect of cars.
Reinier de Waard
Since being a small child I loved working with a wide diversity of technologies. During my study I liked the projects but I found them too short to make a complex system working. Therefore, after my bachelor Electrical Engineering I decided to join Green Team Twente for the possibilities to work on a large and complicated project. With my function I can work on a lot of different aspects of the the car. I found this combination of system engineering, project management and electrical engineering a very interesting challenge. .
After finishing my second year of Creative Technology I wanted to work on a bigger and more in-depth project, as my study mostly consists of smaller projects where we learn only parts of a subject. By becoming a Hydrogen System Engineer of Green Team Twente I can not only work on an amazing car with a large team, but also gain lots of knowledge on a new and exciting subject like hydrogen. It feels like a great opportunity to develop my skillset and gain work experience whilst having a great time with fellow students.
Sara van Halderen
The last three years I have really enjoyed studying Technical Medicine. However, the technology in my bachelor was never extremely extensive and practical. Green Team Twente is the perfect opportunity to explore and improve my technical skills. I am excited to work towards such a big goal with a team full of motivated students. This year I want to challenge myself in order to learn what I am capable of and which things outside of my study field I like.
Chris de Jong
In my bachelor electrical engineering I could not challenge myself enough and the projects for which you could actually engineer stuff were too small and too short for my taste. That is why I chose to join Green Team Twente between my bachelor and master. I want to gather technical knowledge on a large hydrogen system and work with “big boy tools”. I am excited for this year and want to help take the first steps towards a future of hydrogen!
Niels van Smalen
Last year I completed my final year of the Bachelor Mechanical Engineering. I really liked the bachelor but found that I missed practical experience and only obtained theoretical knowledge. Joining Green Team Twente was thus the perfect chance for me to obtain more knowledge about the practical side of a project, whilst also being able to race using a hydrogen car. Being a Drivetrain engineer gives me the perfect opportunity to acquire new knowledge about the transmission system of a car, whilst also learning everything about the new and upcoming technology of the future: hydrogen. .
After two years of studying applied physics, I felt it was time to some hands on for a year. The reason I chose Green Team is because racing on hydrogen is entirely new and there is a lot of room for innovation. During this year as cooling systems engineer I want to experience how research and development plays a role in a project of this scale.
From a young age, I had a passion for cars and always dreamt of building one. My love for cars led me to study mechanical engineering, however, I never got to work on cars during my study. Green Team Twente is the perfect opportunity for me to realize my childhood dream and I am thrilled to be part of a highly motivated multi-disciplinary team. As a cooling engineer, I am responsible for designing a cooling system that prevents the components from overheating. This year I wish to learn a lot about working in a multi-disciplinary team and gain practical knowledge on building a sustainable race car.
Control & Safety
After I finished my Bachelor Technical Computer Science, I wanted to learn how it is to work on a big project and expand my knowledge into another field. Green Team Twente gives me the perfect opportunity to do this. As a Control & Safety Systems engineer, I hope to learn a lot about electrical engineering while being part of an amazing group of people that all have the same goal: building a hydrogen race car that will (safely) drive at Formula Student!
Control & Safety
During my bachelor Electrical Engineering I noticed I loved working in a dedicated team with a common goal. After my study I had acquired a lot of theoretical knowledge, but without much experience applying this. Working in a student team was therefore always something I hoped to do. Green Team always stood out for me: pushing hydrogen to the racing world requires a lot of knowledge and innovation. This challenge is what drives me every day, to do this with so many talented people makes it complete! . .