Management

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Willem T’Hooft

Willem T’Hooft

Team Manager

Learning skills you cannot learn from the books. That’s what Formula Electric is all about. Meeting people you’d probably not meet by accident. That’s the bonus. The opportunity to create, cultivate and contribute. That’s the mission we share. I’m proud to be Formula Electric Belgium’s team manager this year.

I have a great passion for electronics, analog or digital. My passion, which also reflects itself in my rampant affection for guitars, sound effects, amplifiers… or everything working on 8 bits or more. It intrigues me how something intangible like software running on a micro controller interacts with a person. It is for this reason that I develop the dashboard and radio of the car.

Sports? Well as many colleagues can confirm, there isn’t much time for that. The only sport I practice is the bike ride from and to our office. Occasionally I go for a run . . . to the nearest kebab restaurant

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William Wauters

William Wauters

Head of Chassis

I always have been passionate about motorsport and it is one of the reasons that I wanted to become an engineer. Formula Electric Belgium gives me the opportunity to develop myself as an engineer in a competitive environment. It is a great way to finish my career as a student and it is a good way to test myself as an engineer before entering the professional world.

This year I am responsible for the chassis department, so I have to make sure that all the deadlines are met and all the components fit together. Besides that, I am responsible for the monocoque of the car.
In my spare time I play guitar in a band. I am also a volunteer at a local rally club who
organizes motorsport events.

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Yentl Frickx

Yentl Frickx

Head of Electronics

What attracts me the most to Formula Electric Belgium is the soft skill side. Besides that, there is an interesting practical component that we can practice. As engineers, we work in teams for the rest of our career and this is why soft skills are so important. That’s also why I want to develop mine as much as possible. A project like this is perfect to do so, communication and working efficiently together are very important within the team.

Then there is the practical side: when studying, the focus is on theory but in this project we can use that theory to make something practical and amazing. As an electronics student, this project is perfect to use my knowledge.

 

As head of Electronics I am responsible for the electronics department: making sure everything works together and all deadlines are respected. Apart from that I will work on the battery, telemetry and data logger of the car.

 

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Hendrik Vandeput

Hendrik Vandeput

Head of Operations
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Victor Nuttens

Victor Nuttens

Head of Powertrain

Be given the opportunity to spend all the time you have on something you truly like, is a wonderful thing. Upcoming year, this opportunity is given to me as I am responsible for the powertrain of the new Formula Student car. In addition, I will develop the gearbox and in-wheel components together with Stijn. Building an electric vehicle with the most advanced technology available will prove useful regarding the future of mobility.
Infectious positive energy, maximum effort and insane motivation seen in all other team members are the true reasons this challenge is possible to complete in only nine months.

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Brent Ooms

Brent Ooms

Chief Engineer

Formula Electric Belgium gives engineering students the chance to build an electric race car from scratch. This is something very uncommon and I believe that being able to participate in this innovative process is a unique chance. It also gives me the opportunity to improve my soft skills which is a big asset towards a future career. All this makes me very motivated for the upcoming year!
As Chief Engineer I am responsible for the entire assembly of the car. This means that I have to make sure that all parts fit and work together. In addition, I will design the braking system which is a crucial part of a race car.

In my spare time I follow all motocross races since I am a former racer, take my mountain bike for a ride and occasionally go for a run.

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Jordi Van de Velde

Jordi Van de Velde

Head of R&D
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Joppe Weustenraad

Joppe Weustenraad

Head of Marketing

As long as I can remember, I have loved building things with my hands and creating something starting from scratch. Being part of Formula Electric Belgium not only gives me the opportunity to realise this, but also allows me to use my technical knowledge in a practical way. I’m certain this experience will guide me to discover how I would like to use my knowledge after graduation. As head of marketing I am responsible for everything concerning our partners, media, public relations and events.

In my personal time, I play the drums in a coverband. Besides this, I’m a volunteer at Speelpleinwerking De Saenhoeve, a youth organization.

Michiel Van de Brandt

Michiel Van de Brandt

Head of Support

As an alumnus of the team I wanted to keep supporting the team, by improving their overall working efficiency and knowledge. This is why I am the Head of Support for two years in a row. With this function I would like – as the name implies – support the team with knowledge and hands on experience. Also I want to improve the transfer of knowledge and the relationship between the team and the alumni. Before I became the Head of support I have been in the team for two years as a team member.

Electronics

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Willem T’Hooft

Willem T’Hooft

Team Manager

Learning skills you cannot learn from the books. That’s what Formula Electric is all about. Meeting people you’d probably not meet by accident. That’s the bonus. The opportunity to create, cultivate and contribute. That’s the mission we share. I’m proud to be Formula Electric Belgium’s team manager this year.

I have a great passion for electronics, analog or digital. My passion, which also reflects itself in my rampant affection for guitars, sound effects, amplifiers… or everything working on 8 bits or more. It intrigues me how something intangible like software running on a micro controller interacts with a person. It is for this reason that I develop the dashboard and radio of the car.

Sports? Well as many colleagues can confirm, there isn’t much time for that. The only sport I practice is the bike ride from and to our office. Occasionally I go for a run . . . to the nearest kebab restaurant

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Yentl Frickx

Yentl Frickx

Head of Electronics

What attracts me the most to Formula Electric Belgium is the soft skill side. Besides that, there is an interesting practical component that we can practice. As engineers, we work in teams for the rest of our career and this is why soft skills are so important. That’s also why I want to develop mine as much as possible. A project like this is perfect to do so, communication and working efficiently together are very important within the team.

Then there is the practical side: when studying, the focus is on theory but in this project we can use that theory to make something practical and amazing. As an electronics student, this project is perfect to use my knowledge.

 

As head of Electronics I am responsible for the electronics department: making sure everything works together and all deadlines are respected. Apart from that I will work on the battery, telemetry and data logger of the car.

 

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Hendrik Vandeput

Hendrik Vandeput

Head of Operations
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Joppe Weustenraad

Joppe Weustenraad

Head of Marketing

As long as I can remember, I have loved building things with my hands and creating something starting from scratch. Being part of Formula Electric Belgium not only gives me the opportunity to realise this, but also allows me to use my technical knowledge in a practical way. I’m certain this experience will guide me to discover how I would like to use my knowledge after graduation. As head of marketing I am responsible for everything concerning our partners, media, public relations and events.

In my personal time, I play the drums in a coverband. Besides this, I’m a volunteer at Speelpleinwerking De Saenhoeve, a youth organization.

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Lorenz Van Damme

Lorenz Van Damme

Electronics

As an aspiring engineer I like the challenge that the Formula Electric Belgium team sets. Not only on a technical level, but also when it comes to developing soft skills and working in a team where we the students have to take care of every aspect of managing a team ourselves. The fact that this can be combined with working towards a more durable future only makes it more exiting.

In the team I will work on the ECU, High voltage circuits and safety devices and will implement torque vectoring on the car. This is part of the quest to make a new safe and fast electric car every year. I’m looking forward to working on this highly innovating project.

In my free time I like to golfing.

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Ward Lindekens

Ward Lindekens

Electronics
I wanted to become a member of Formula Electric Belgium because I wanted to put the knowledge I acquired at the university to the test. All these years I learned the theory, but it is as important (if not even more) to put this theory into practice. This is also a perfect way to learn to work in a multidisciplinary team. Besides the technical aspect there is also an important soft skill side. You do not only work with your team of engineering students, but you also come in contact with big companies. 
I will be responsible for the cable loom of the car. Besides that I will also work on the battery pack. 
It will be a year of hard work, but I'm sure it will be worth it when we drive our self-made car at the competitions.

Chassis

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William Wauters

William Wauters

Head of Chassis

I always have been passionate about motorsport and it is one of the reasons that I wanted to become an engineer. Formula Electric Belgium gives me the opportunity to develop myself as an engineer in a competitive environment. It is a great way to finish my career as a student and it is a good way to test myself as an engineer before entering the professional world.

This year I am responsible for the chassis department, so I have to make sure that all the deadlines are met and all the components fit together. Besides that, I am responsible for the monocoque of the car.
In my spare time I play guitar in a band. I am also a volunteer at a local rally club who
organizes motorsport events.

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Jelle Segers

Jelle Segers

Chassis

As long as I can remember I was always curious about how stuff works and how things were made. This curiosity is what drove me to become an engineer. Last year I designed and manufactured semi-active shock absorbers for the team as part of my master thesis. After this experience with the team I wanted to get more involved and became a full time team member.

This year I will design the suspension of the new car as well as improving the first design of the shock absorbers of my thesis. Besides this technical function I will also be responsible for public relations. Joining the team is also an excellent preparation into the career market. It gives me the opportunity to further develop my technical skills as well as my soft skills. Formula Electric Belgium is the ideal way to finish my career as a student

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François Piette

François Piette

Chassis

Formula One has been a source of motivation for me to become an aerodynamic engineer. The shape of a Formula One is elegant and artistic. A Formula one is easy on the eyes. That is why I decided to join the Formula Electric Belgium team, I want to participate in the development of a engineering piece of art.

This year I am doing a Research Master at the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics so I decided to focus on the aerodynamics of the car. Together with Gianni we are going to focus on the design of the diffuser and to improve the production and assembly of all aerodynamic surfaces. With the cooling team we will design the side pods in order to optimise the cooling process of the radiators and the battery.

 

Wout Scheerlinck

Wout Scheerlinck

Chassis
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Gianni Claes

Gianni Claes

Chassis

My interest in cars and technology is mainly the reason that I started my studies as an electromechanical engineer. So after getting to know what Formula Electric Belgium was all about, I immediately got motivated to be part of the team. Furthermore, this project is a great opportunity to improve my engineering skills and to learn how to work efficiently within a team. Those hard and soft skills will make me a better engineer and will be useful in my later career.
This year I will be responsible for the design and the production of the aerodynamic
package of the car.

Bram Robberechts

Bram Robberechts

Chassis
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Tiebe Miseur

Tiebe Miseur

Chassis

I joined Formula Electric Belgium because I have been passionate about fast machines for a long time now and the car build by Formula is no exception of this. I also joined Formula because I think of it as the perfect bridge between life as a student and starting life as a professional engineer. I hope to learn a lot this year about the technical aspects of building a truly fast electric race car and working in a large team to accomplish this goal and to gain a lot of experience along the way. Another reason I joined the team is because it gives me the opportunity to expand my network. Not only with future engineers but also with the companies that Formula is working with. This year I will be working on the suspension and design the steering system.

In my spare time I play videogames, learn myself how to play guitar, help out family and friends, ride my bicycle and sometimes go for a little run.

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Cedric Cuypers

Cedric Cuypers

Chassis

Formula Electric Belgium gives the opportunity to develop technical skills as well as soft skills. It is an excellent place to put your knowledge to practice and gain experience before entering the
professional world. But besides that I also like working in a team, to archive a common goal together. This year me and Natan will make a multi body diagram of the car to optimise the vehicle dynamics. We will also do our thesis within the team about semi-active suspension.
In my spare time I am a leader at the chiro and am a board member at our youth house Impuls.

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Natan Naert

Natan Naert

Chassis

After 3 years of studying for my bachelor, I was tired of just absorbing information and not using it. That’s why I chose to join the Formula Electric Team and put my knowledge to the test. I think experience is as valuable as knowledge and this academic year I plan to gain a lot of experience with FEB. I will make a multibody model of the car with Cedric. We hope to improve the car handling by generating as many possible outputs for a given track and finding the best parameters to get the best performance out of the car for the given track. We are also making an active roll control system for next year’s car for out thesis.

In my spare time I like to ride my MTB, swim and go for a jog.

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Robbe Commissaris

Robbe Commissaris

Chassis

One of the main reasons for me to become an industrial engineer is to work in a motivated team with the latest technologies. That’s why joining Formula Electric Belgium was a once in a lifetime
opportunity for me. This project also allows me to develop my technical and soft skills. This year I will design the monocoque of the car. Therefore, I will run the needed simulations in the software. I already look forward to seeing the monocoque come out of the mold.
In my spare time I love running and riding my bike.

Powertrain

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Victor Nuttens

Victor Nuttens

Head of Powertrain

Be given the opportunity to spend all the time you have on something you truly like, is a wonderful thing. Upcoming year, this opportunity is given to me as I am responsible for the powertrain of the new Formula Student car. In addition, I will develop the gearbox and in-wheel components together with Stijn. Building an electric vehicle with the most advanced technology available will prove useful regarding the future of mobility.
Infectious positive energy, maximum effort and insane motivation seen in all other team members are the true reasons this challenge is possible to complete in only nine months.

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Stijn Verheyen

Stijn Verheyen

Powertrain

Formula electric Belgium is a unique opportunity to experience what it is to be a real engineer instead of just sitting behind school benches. Besides technical prowess, I also gain an arsenal of soft skills. I welcome the change from combustion to electric cars and want to play an active part in this transition.

Previous year I was chief engineer of the team, this year I am drivetrain engineer. My colleague and I are responsible for the gearbox and inwheel components of the car. Besides the inwheel components I will also be responsible for the design of our first custome inwheel motor.

Beside my studies I sing in the university choir (LUK) and do sports.

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Nicola Sanders

Nicola Sanders

Powertrain

Ever since I was a kid, I have been interested in cars and motorcycles. This is one of the reasons I joined Formula Electric Belgium. Being able to see a race car come to life from scratch is a dream
come true. Further more, I hope to apply what I have learned the past years and gain more knowledge and technological insight. This year I will be responsible for the casing of the battery and
drives, and motor design.

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Louisa Vantieghem

Louisa Vantieghem

Powertrain

The main motivation behind starting my studies in engineering was to be able to work with cars later, because they have always fascinated me in a way. Combined with a love for electromagnetism and thus electrical motors, Formula Electric Belgium is the perfect opportunity for me to develop my practical skills and to be challenged by innovative technologies while working on what I like.
Furthermore, working in team is a great way to hone my soft skills and grow as a person to be ready for my job as an engineer.

This year I will be working on the cooling of the car. More specifically the liquid cooling circuit for the motors and drives.

To relax and stay fit, I try to go indoor wall climbing and running once a week. If I have some free time I enjoy playing the banjo, drawing, and writing stories.

R&D

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Jordi Van de Velde

Jordi Van de Velde

Head of R&D
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Maarten Wegner

Maarten Wegner

R&D

Vehicles, engines and all technologies around a vehicle is a big part of my life and passion.
The interest in this has started from seeing Formula 1 as a little boy. The sound speed the
technique behind these cars were so fascinating.
I am also very interested in the technologies within a vehicle, renewed future technologies
and alternative technologies and everything that goes on, under that fascinating body. From
racing cars to normal vehicles on public roads, even motorcycles. Therefore, I began study
my bachelor’s degree in automotive technology.
In addition, because all this love has started by motorsport, I now also opted for Formula
Electric Belgium to increase the vision and the learning path to motor sport.
I chose to be part of the chassis team, because vehicle dynamics is a fascinating factor for
me. I am going to create an alignment tool that the team can use during test of the race car
and during race weeks so that the action of the car and the dynamic aspects can be
adjusted, or to use it to test the adjustments of the car.
I would say, if you are also so fascinated by motorsport and all technologies in a race car, I
definitely recommend you to participate in your student career for Formula Electric Belgium.

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Bert Van Berwaer

Bert Van Berwaer

R&D
This year I will be responsible for the disc brakes of the car. The focus of my thesis will be the link between the thermal performance and the structural integrity of the discs. With this knowledge our car can break later and harder, while being lighter and stronger. 
In my spare time i’m a cyclist and a runner and I often play around with electronics and technology
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Lennert Didden

Lennert Didden

R&D

When I got to know Formula Electric Belgium a little bit better, I was immediately interested to join the team. As a student of Automotive Engineering, this seemed to me the perfect opportunity to get in touch with the practical aspect of engineering. The concept of working together in a team on a project was also appealing for me. In this way, there are always different ideas to tackle a problem. As a thesis student, I will focus this year on the research of the aerodynamics and the cooling capacity of the sidepods of the car.
In my spare time I do a lot of sports. I also play a little guitar.

Stef Delaet

Stef Delaet

R&D
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Vincent Schepkens

Vincent Schepkens

R&D

As a child I was always a big fan of motorsports. The main reason I chose to do my thesis with Formula Electric Belgium is that I am very interested in cars and making innovative improvements. I will do my thesis about the unsprung aero together with Pauwel.
In my spare time I practise volleyball and fitness. I also like to watch motorsports.

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Pauwel Coenen

Pauwel Coenen

R&D

I’ve always had a huge interest in motorsports, especially in its innovations. Now I can work with Formula Electric Belgium on our self-made race car. It’ll be hard work, but the motivation is there! I’m looking forward to acquire a lot of experience as an engineer together with the whole team.

This year Vincent Schepkens and I will do our thesis on unsprung aero. Which is a very rare opportunity to able to work on.

In my spare time, I’m an archer and try to go climbing regularly.

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Ben Cardinaels

Ben Cardinaels

R&D

When I first saw the formula electric car from 2014 (UTM-II), I knew that I wanted to join this project. This is also the reason that I started my studies as an electromechanical engineer. And now I
am part of the team. The biggest opportunity by being part of the team is to develop my engineering skills and to learn how to work in a large group.
This year I’ll be doing my thesis, together with Bjarne Imbrechts, about the effect of active aerodynamics on the car.

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Bjarne Imbrechts

Bjarne Imbrechts

R&D

Formula Electric Belgium gives you the chance to work together with a group of motivated fellow students in a very exciting and interesting environment where team effort is most important. This experience and the soft skills you’ll learn during the project will be very useful for the future. I’m of course also interested in the automotive industry and the innovative technologies being used. I’ll be doing my thesis, together with Ben Cardinaels, about the effect of active aerodynamics on the car.
During my free time I play football.

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Ruben Vanhoof

Ruben Vanhoof

R&D
Together with Lorenz Van Damme, I do a thesis about motor control. This will be the first step towards the design of FEB-made motor drives. We are building the 'intelligent' part of the drives. We will test them on low power motors, so next year's thesis students can focus on upping the power, until we can replace the current, bought drives with our own. Beside in electronics, my interests lay in music: I play guitar, piano and I sing. My dream is to one day combine both passions and build synthesizers, amplifiers, MIDI-controllers etc. for a living.