20 February 2024
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In Brainport Eindhoven we are changing the world because here we develop key technologies that change society. We can only do this thanks to our pioneers. That's why we would like to introduce you to one of our pioneers: Luuk Roozen
My name is Luuk Roozen and I am 24 years old. Originally I come from Diessen, a village between Eindhoven and Tilburg. Since I participated in Solar Team Eindhoven, I have been living near Strijp.
I’m now at the end of the first year of the Embedded Systems master's program at TU/e. Before this, I did the Bachelor of Web Science (Computer Science & Engineering).
Embedded systems are processors that are incorporated in other devices, such as in your telephone or hospital equipment.
I first did a bachelor's degree in Web Science, because I initially leaned more towards the combination of psychology and software from high school. But after that bachelor, I wanted to go more into the 'low level' side, where you mainly work with websites and you have to take the human side into account. I want to do that more in embedded systems. That we think a little more about usability and things like that.
I work as a System Architect in Computer Science at Solar Team Eindhoven. I’m also responsible for the code of the Battery Management System and the code for the Maximum Power Point Tracking Controllers.
The Solar Team seemed like a great opportunity to discover the practice for once. During the study, you learn a lot about theory and about how to make models to have as complete a picture of the system as possible in advance. So I was especially curious how this would translate into practice and therefore wanted to join the Solar Team.
That I have quite a bit of freedom to work when I want. I think from 9 to 5 is fine, only sometimes when I'm in the flow, I also want to be able to continue working without someone telling me to stop. Or maybe I have just completed something and I prefer to have a few weeks off, then I want that to be possible too.
I currently live at Strijp, and I must say that I love it there. I come from a village and precisely because Strijp still has that village feeling, it reminds me a bit of home. I also like that companies are so close. What I've noticed over the past year at Solar is how important it is that you can switch quickly with companies, and that's easiest if you can just pass by.
Do everything at your own pace!