Max van Huffelen

Software Engineer


During my bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering I have developed a constantly growing interest in programming. As such, it is no surprise that after having finished my bachelor’s I wanted to expand my existing skills therein besides developing new skills. The Solar Boat Team proves to be the perfect opportunity for this. Not only can I do the things I enjoy in a highly motivated team, but we also get to work on innovating something very important; making today’s world more sustainable.

Within the Solar Boat Team I am the Software Engineer. This means that I am involved in the development of systems such as Data Acquisition, Strategy and Height Control. However, I did not choose to work on this not just because I enjoy coding but also because I am always looking for ways to improve systems and processes – regardless of whether I’m finding the best implementation of software or calculating the optimized route during a race.

However, naturally designing, optimizing and using a flying boat is more easily said than done. Throughout the next year plenty challenges will come our way. But when I see everyone working together, inspired and motivated, I know there is nothing we won’t overcome.

Max van Huffelen