I have always had an affinity for water sports; from sailing and windsurfing as a young boy, to becoming a sailing instructor myself. Aside from that, I have always been interested in electrical engineering. My interest in electrical engineering started early, blooming in making electrical components for a rocket in high school, and perpetuating in my study later on at the TU Delft. Here I studied Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics which broadened my technical and theoretical knowledge. However, after completing my bachelors I still wanted to put all this theory into practice. The TU Delft Solar Boat Team is the perfect place to combine both my love for water sports and electrical engineering. What is unique about our team is the complex electronic system that makes sure that the boat flies stably at just the right height. Another aspect that really speaks to me is our team’s professional, yet sociable atmosphere.
In our team, the electronics department is responsible for both the hardware and the software of the electric systems. As Chief Electronics, it is my responsibility to ensure that the boat is fitted with reliable systems and quality components. Additionally, is my job to facilitate structure and communication to the engineers within my department. This year, we face many challenges. From implementing the new hydrogen system, to making sure that all our systems fit in our sleek hull, to working as a team during the COVID-19 pandemic . Therefore, clear structure and communication have become a necessity to make sure that all team members can achieve their full potential.