Hi! My name is Matthias Haalstra. I just finished my bachelor Technical Medicine. This year I took a gap year to do something else. Therefore, I will take up the challenge as Team Manager of Green Team Twente. For me it is a great challenge to develop a strategy to reach our goals and make the individual members function as a team! I’m excited to devote this year to sustainable mobility, because I think it’s of critical relevance in the upcoming years. At the same time, I will develop skills which are incomparable to the skills I learned during my study. I am excited to work with the team and I hope that, in the end, we all will be proud of what we have accomplished this year, which would be crowned with winning the Race!
Koen Heemskerk Technical Manager
Hi there! My name is Koen Heemskerk and I recently started my Masters in Industrial Design Engineering. Since a few years, I wanted to take a gap year and do something else than studying. In 2017 I came across Green Team Twente and I was interested in this team immediately and its alternative energy source in mobility. As a Technical Manager I get to be involved in all the new and innovative technical projects that happen within the team. My goal is to coordinate the technical team and keep everybody headed to the main technical goal; create a reliable, prize-winning racing car!
Joram van der Linde Finance and Operations
Hey all, my name is Joram van der Linde and I am the Finance & Operations manager for this year. After obtaining my bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering last summer, I was ready for a new challenge: joining a great student team for a year full of challenges, acquiring knowledge, developing myself and ofcourse fun! The reason I chose Green Team Twente, is because of how enthusiastic people work together for a full year, striving for the first place at the Shell Eco-Marathon and thereby contributing to the green world of the future.
Gidde Tuitert Communications Manager
Hi! My name is Gidde Tuitert and I will take on the role of Communications Manager this year. I finished the bachelor of Civil Engineering and after 6 months abroad I started my masters in Water Management. As everything was quite technical during my bachelor, I really wanted to do something different. Sustainability (in the mobility area but also in other areas) has always really appealed to me, as the time to act is slowly running out. For this reason I joined Green Team’s communication department. I hope I'll learn a lot of skills outside of my normal field this year and that I can contribute my share of making the world just a bit better.
Yvette Stam Marketing Chief
Hi! My name is Yvette, I am 21 years old and I am the Marketingchief of Green Team Twente this year. I study Technical Medicine, so there’s not much in common between my study and my function in this team. This means there is a lot to learn, so that’s a big experience! I think I will also learn a lot about the techniques this year. Besides that I like to learn those things, I also hope that it will help me to create publicity and knowledge about hydrogen and Green Team Twente, which fits my function.
Sanne van der Molen Events and Graphic Design
Hi! I’am Sanne, 22 years old and studying Industrial design. I hope that by the time you are reading this, I'll have my bachelor in the pocket. My functions at Green team will be graphic designer and events. Through my enthusiasm and creativity I want to put hydrogen on the map this year. On the road to that I want to gain a lot of experience and knowledge, the most important thing to remember is making fun and learning how to work in a big team on a big project!
Arno Vestegen External Relations
My name is Arno Verstegen, as a member of Green Team Twente I would like to show the world what is possible with sustainable energy. Green Team for me means joining a movement that could initiate a big transformation in sustainable energy. I will be responsible for the External Relations. My goal is to create a partner network that is willing to take a risk and is motivated to make the world more sustainable.
Wisse Hersbach Hydrogen Systems Chief
Hi, my name is Wisse Hersbach. Currently I take a gap year in my 3d year of chemical engineering to work on the hydrogen car of Green Team Twente. With my expertise in chemical engineering I focus myself on the hydrogen system in the car. I chose Green Team Twente because I want to expend my experience in the developing of a system and gain some extra knowledge about other expertise’s. Furthermore, I see the Green Team as an opportunity to promote the use of hydrogen and other sustainable energy sources.
Marieke Altena Hydrogen System Engineer
Hey! My name is Marieke Altena, and I am in my third year of the study Applied Physics here at the University of Twente. At the moment I am keeping my study on hold to be part of Green Team Twente. I have always been interested in green energy and with this team I hope to contribute to the development towards a sustainable future. This year I will be working on the hydrogen system, with the main goal to make sure the hydrogen system is as efficient as possible, but also very reliable. Furthermore, I want to improve my practical skills and gain knowledge in the disciplines of my teammates.
Remko van Gestel Hydrogen System engineer
Hi, my name is Remko van Gestel. I am a third year student Chemical Science and Engineering. This year I will completely focus on my role in Green Team Twente. As part of the hydrogen team, I will try to improve the current hydrogen system in order to increase the efficiency of our car which will be necessary to win the Shell Eco Marathon. Within the Green Team I can express my interest for sustainable energy resources. Next to that this is a great opportunity to apply the knowledge I have learned and to gain new skills and experiences.
Yanna Kraakman Driving Strategist
Hi there, my name is Yanna Kraakman. I’m 21 years old and I just finished my bachelor Applied Mathematics. This year, as driving strategist at Green Team Twente, I will model the car in order to find a good driving strategy and map the influences that modifications of the car have. I think it is fun to put to practice what I learned during my bachelor and to contribute to sustainable solutions for energy storage. Another thing I’m excited about is learning about other disciplines and learning to design and build systems; this is a continuation of my childhood dream of becoming an inventor.
Matthijs Aanen Electrical Engineer
My name is Matthijs Aanen and I am 21 years old. I am a fourth year Electrical Engineering student at the University of Twente. By joining Green Team Twente I hope to get hands-on experience with some topics and skills that I feel are missing from my bachelor, like power electronics and PCB design. I would also like to work on a project that spans a period greater than one quartile and improve my microcontroller programming skills. I hope that at the end of the year my ideas will have contributed to the improvement of the car.
Jasmijn Westerhof Electrical Engineer
Hi! My name is Jasmijn Westerhof, I am 20 years old and I’m in my third year of Applied Physics at Saxion. This year, I will be a full-time member of the Electrical Engineering subteam of Green Team Twente. Ever since I was little, I have been very interested in cars and sustainability, so combining these two by joining Green Team Twente seemed like a logical step. At the Green Team I am also able to improve the skills I have gained during my studies by putting them into practice and to learn new skills outside of my study programme through practice.
Sebastian Bunda Electrical Engineer
Hey there! My name is Sebastian Bunda and I’m 21 years old. I just finished my Bachelor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Twente. I joined the Green Team Twente because I want to develop my practical knowledge of Electrical Engineering. I am combining the task of being an Electrical Engineer at Green Team Twente with a part time board year at the study association E.T.S.V. Scintilla. With combining these two tasks I aim to develop professionally and find my place within a multidisciplinary team.
Anh Dang Electrical Engineer
Hi Everyone, My name is Anh. I'm currently a third-year Electrical Engineering and a part-time Green Team Twente's member. The reason why I want to be a part of Green Team Twente is to improve my practical experience in Electrical field. However, it's also a good opportunity for me to work in a multidisciplinary and professional team.
Nino Kolen Mechanical Chief
My name is Nino Kolen and I’m a Master student Industrial Design Engineering. Being chief of the mechanical subteam I function as the connection between them and management. By doing this I try to keep the strategy of the team as a whole in mind while creating an environment where the mechanical team can perform at its best. With this position Green Team gives me the opportunity to increase knowledge and skills in my own field as well as broaden my knowledge especially about mechanics.
Jip van Tiggelen Mechanical engineer
Hello! I am Jip van Tiggelen and I’m a third year mechanical engineering student. I joined Green Team Twente to show the world hydrogen should be considered as a solution for sustainable mobility. Besides that, I want to learn new things and broaden my horizon. As one of the drivetrain engineers, my task together with my fellow mechanics will be to make the car faster, more reliable and above all, more efficient.
Kevin van Kammen Mechanical engineer
Hello! I'm Kevin van Kammen. I'm 20 years old and study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente.
I joined the Mechanical Team in Green Team Twente , this means I'll design mechanical parts in the car, like the drivetrain and suspension.
I chose for the Green Team, because I think hydrogen will be one of the best solutions to environmental pollution and I want to put the theory I learned into practice and getting more experience in a more profesional environment.
Elwin Vree Mechanical engineer
Hey, my name is Elwin Vree. I'm 20 years old and in my last year of the bachelor mechanical engineering. I took the change to join Green Team Twente because of the very competitive application of technic, and the promising future of hydrogen. As a mechanical engineer within Green Team Twente, me and the other mechanics are responsible for the drivetrain and wheel suspension. I hope I am able to optimize it in view of weight and reliability.
Can Wang Mechanical Engineer
Hoi, my name is Can Wang. I work as a phd candicate in University of Twente, focusing on friction and wear of mechanical components. As a member of the mechanical drivetrain team, I am working on the efficiency of the gearbox and drivetrain. I joined the team because I hope to contribute to the green future, by designing and making a real car fueled by clean and renewable energy. Meanwhile, I enjoy putting my theoretical knowledges into practice and gaining new skills and experiences.