Hey! My name is Feike van Veen. I’m 20 years old and I’m a third year Applied Physics student at the University of Twente. This year I’m the Team Manager of Green Team Twente. Next to this I’ll be in the External Relations team, which means that I’ll maintain contact with our partners and search for new partnerships. The reason why I joined Green Team Twente, is because I think that this way I can contribute to a shift to the more sustainable and efficient fuels in mobility. By participating a great and professional team, I also develop myself and learn many skills I would never have learned by only studying Applied Physics.
Luc Djozin-Kemadjou Technical Manager
Hi, I’m Luc Djozin-Kemadjou. I’m a third-year Industrial Design student with a passion for automotive engineering. After my gap year at HAN Automotive, Green Team Twente was a logical next step for me; I get to work on the next generation of automobility and expand my knowledge of green energy. As the Technical Manager, I get to be involved in all the interesting projects that are running. I coordinate the technical team to build another prize-winning car.
Bram Rijkhoff Finance & Operation Manager
Hey, my name is Bram Rijkhoff. I just finished my Mechanical Engineering bachelor’s degree. I took a gap year to function as the Finance & Operation Manager of Green Team Twente. I wanted to do something totally different than I was doing during my studies, preferably concerning finances. This combined with my interest for sustainable technologies made Green Team Twente a great choice. I hope to facilitate an environment in which the team can function at its best, all while increasing my managerial skills and staying involved and informed concerning the design and build process of the car. I’m a mechanical engineer after all ;).
Karolina Vaschenko Marketing and Communications
My name is Karolina Vaschenko and I am a master student of Business Administration at the UT. I wanted to do something special before graduating and leaving the university. I was always interested in sustainability and green energy, and never really got to live that interest during my studies. Green Team Twente offered the perfect platform to explore this topic and deepen my knowledge not only in skills from my own field, but also get out of my comfort zone and get to know more about the technical aspects. During my year at the Green Team I will be mainly responsible for social media and public relations.
Isabel Koopman External Relations
Dear reader, I am pleased to welcome you to the journey of reading my personal introduction (yes, very exciting). My name is Isabel Koopman, I am 19 years old and was born and raised in the exciting city of … Enschede (you see, the excitement already starts here)! Currently, I am in my second year of studying at the University College Twente, at the University of Twente (also situated in Enschede, yes, I know…). I will be working on the external relations of the Green Team Twente, and my personal goal this year is to create a more personal relationship with all our partners. Apart from that, I am striving to put the Green Team Twente ánd hydrogen as a fuel more in the spotlights. And yes, I am excited about coming year!
Annefleur Uitzetter Events Coordinator
Hi, my name is Annefleur Uitzetter. I am currently a second year student in Advanced Technology and I will be fulfilling the position event coordinator. I joined Green Team Twente as I am extremely enthusiastic about sustainability and the building of the ultimate energy-efficient car. Although I like my studies, I wanted to step out of my comfort zone: Being event coordinator offers me the possibility to gain new skills and experiences. I can’t wait to participate in the Shell Eco-marathon 2018 and I am looking forward to show what might be possible for cars in the future.
Floor van Donkelaar Graphics Designer
Jo, my name is Floor van Donkelaar! I am a second years student at the University College Twente (ATLAS) at the University of Twente. I like to be active and to meet new people, so as soon as I saw the advert for joining Green Team Twente I knew where I wanted to get my hands dirty. As graphics designer I help out with all kinds of PR related stuff and my goal is to put the team out there and give hydrogen the attention it need
Rens Horst Hydrogen System Chief & External Relations
My name is Rens Horst. I am currently taking a gap year between my bachelor’s and master’s and I study Chemical Engineering. Within the Green Team I work on the hydrogen fuel cell system and I handle external affairs related to materials sponsoring. I joined the Green Team because I want to help build a sustainable future. I really enjoy working on topics related to the energy transition that our generation has to go through. Furthermore, I see the team as an opportunity to gain practical skills in addition to all the knowledge we take in at university.
Gerco Gerritsen Hydrogen System Engineer
Hello, my name is Gerco Gerritsen, fourth year chemical engineering student. This year I take a gap-year for joining Green Team Twente. As hydrogen system engineer in the team I would like to improve this system. Together with Rens, I would like to find out if there are options to improve the current system, but we also want to add new innovations. I joined the Green Team Twente because I want to use my knowledge about chemistry in a more practical way. I would also like to learn as much as possible from the other students’ expertises during this year.
Nienke van der Werf Chief Drivetrain & Driving Strategist
Hi! My name is Nienke van der Werf and I'm 21 years old. As I'm a last years Applied Physics student at Saxion I choose to do my internship at Green Team Twente. I have been intrigued by smart sustainable solutions for ordinary problems and Green Team is a challenging assert. As Driving Strategist I try to determine the optimal driving strategy (when do we brake, what is the optimal velocity, etc), in addition to this I spend the rest of my time as Chief Drivetrain.
Gerben Bieleman Chief Structural
My name is Gerben Bieleman. A 21 year old, 3rd year mechanical engineering student. This year I will be fulfilling the position chief structural. I have always had an interest in cars and mobility. I am a huge formula 1 fan, I hope that I can contribute to the future of renewable energy transport and help remain driving fun.
Myron Middelhuis Chief body and Aerodynamics
Hi, my name is Myron Middelhuis and I have finished my bachelor mechanical engineering last year. I’m now doing a full-time year at Green Team Twente, where I am responsible for the design of the new car. This includes optimization of the car’s aerodynamics and internal structure, but also actually making the car. I have joined the team because I want to gain some hands-on experience with engineering and to experience the design process from beginning to end. I want to learn how to deal with practical problems and gain more experience working in multi-disciplinary teams.
Viktor Klassen Structural and Aerodynamics
I am Viktor Klassen and almost finished my first year within the Industrial Design Masters programme. In order to get hands on experience and to go beyond a concept drawing I decided to join the Green Team Twente 2018. I am one of the Aerodynamic Engineers within the Structural Team. GTT is incredible and I just start to understand the opportunity this team actually offers. I want to keep exploring the future of mobility and to see what may be realized in a single year of demanding work and a clear focus – Becoming world’s most efficient Student Team!
Auke Hogeterp Structural Engineer
Hello, my name is Auke Hogeterp and I am a third year Mechanical Engineering student. In the Green Team Twente my function is Structural Engineer, which means I am responsible (together with other members) for the body and the structure inside the car. During my study Mechanical Engineering I developed an interest for sustainable energy and besides that I have always liked cars. Joining Green Team Twente is a perfect way for me to practise and improve my knowledge on different subjects.
Hi, my name is Sietse Akkerman. I study mechanical engineering and I am currently in the third year of my bachelors. Within Green Team Twente I am busy with making the car faster and making the drivetrain even more efficient. I also work on the aerodynamics of the new body. I believe that hydrogen is an excellent alternative for fossil fuel cars. I want to contribute to a ‘’greener’’ future and Green Team Twente advocates this ideal.
Timo van Rijnsoever Drivetrain Engineer
Hello, my name is Timo van Rijnsoever. I study mechanical engineering and I just finished my bachelor at the University of Twente. As a member of the mechanical drivetrain team I am working on the suspension, gearbox and drivetrain. I chose for the Green Team Twente because I believe hydrogen is one of the best alternative solutions for fossil fuel many people do not know about, yet. Personally, I want to put the theory I learned in my bachelor into practice and hope to gain a lot of experience from working in a team.
Louise Schneider Electrical Engineer
Hello, my name is Louise Schneider. I am doing my pre-master in Electrical Engineering at the University of Twente, and I am starting my master in Electrical Engineer in February. I enjoy my studies, but I am looking for more practical experience. Green Team is perfect for gaining more experience in designing and assembling electrical parts, because we make almost everything in the car ourselves! My personal goal this year is to design a part that will improve the car and will help us to become champions. I hope I can reach this goal by focusing on reliability and energy efficiency.
Antonis Katzourakis Electrical Engineer
Hi there, I am Antonis Katzourakis. I come from Greece and I am currently a 3rd year Electrical Engineering student at the University of Twente. I joined Green Team to put my knowledge into practice, learn new things and improve my team-building skills. This year, I am working on the Fuel-cell stack controller, which handles the Hydrogen and Oxygen flow, all the valves and electronics around our hydrogen system.
Johan Dijkstra Electrical Engineer
Hi, my name is Johan Dijkstra. I am currently doing my Bachelor in Electrical Engineering at the University of Twente. Designing and building electronics has always been a hobby of mine and Green Team Twente allows me to do this in a more professional environment. It also gives me a chance to gain more practical knowledge than any project at the university could give. This year, my personal goal is to make and improve circuits inside the car to make them even more efficient. I hope that we will get more people interested in using hydrogen to power their cars.
Erik van Rhenen Data Acquisition
Hi, my name is Erik van Rhenen. I am a 21-year old Applied Physics student from the Netherlands, currently part of the Electrical Engineering and Data-Acquisition subteams of Green Team Twente. Because I thought my study programme was lacking in the product-oriented designing and social networking aspects of my professional development, I decided to join Green Team Twente to gain experience in those fields before starting my bachelor’s assignment. My personal goal is to contribute a tangible part to the car, something about which I can say: “Look, I built that”. I hope to reach this goal by designing a PCB that will be implemented in the car and improves its functionality.
Yi Li Data Acquisition
Hello, I am Yi Li, a third-year Electrical Engineering student from the University of Twente. It is a really great experience to join Green team Twente and create the car of future. In this multidisciplinary team, I am working on electronics and data acquisition, which allow me to make use of my expertise and improve practical skills. For this year, I want to explore more potentials on how to improve the energy-efficiency with the help of data collected from various sensors. And I hope our hydrogen car will be a nice contribution to the sustainable world.