Formula Group T consists of 20 experienced Master students in Engineering, studying at GROUP T - International University College Leuven near Brussels (Belgium).
Joris Aerts, Ellen D'hooghe, Hannah Daled, Jef Delbroek, Bart Deputter, Gil Jans, Denise Jeurissen, Yongjiang Li, Björn Louis, Xiaoyi Lu, Giovanni Ninite, Arne Peeters, Wouter Peeters, Jimmy Popowicz, Raf Schoenaers, Maxime Smets, Cederic Van Orshoven, Christof Van Poucke, Wouter Vandenhende, Steven Vandeurzen,
Joris Aerts was born on the 14th of May 1990 in Turnhout. He studied in both primary and secondary school at Sint-Jozefcollege in Turnhout. In secondary school his focus was Latin and Mathematics. Afterwards, Joris started his academic path studying civil engineer at KUL. Soon enough he realized Industrial sciences at Group T had much more to offer. In the first semester of his third bachelor Joris traveled to Boston, United States, to live the life of an exchange student at Franklin W. Olin College. Joris learned the ways of their extraordinary and innovative approach to engineering. Now, Joris is a master student in engineering at Group T, where he is finishing his studies in intelligent manufacturing. Joris wants to end his studies with a challenge and a broad network, that’s why he chose for Formula Group T. Joris will be the team leader and he will also co-design the frame. In his spare time, Joris likes driving around in a 1974 classic mini he repaired with his dad, when he is not enjoying a drink with some friends.
Ellen D’hooghe was born on the 9th of April 1989 in Antwerp. In secondary school she studied six years of Latin-Math. Afterwards she came to Leuven to enroll in the engineering program of Group T to become an electromechanical engineer. She is now a master student with a focus in Intelligent Mobility in the first year of the two-year master path. Ellen is head of the Marketing department of Formula Group T this year. This function will help her to collaborate with different companies and develop herself as engineer in a creative way. She believes being part of this team will help her become a better engineer by putting the theory into practice and gain experience with this unique opportunity of teamwork.
Hannah Daled was born on the 15th of December, 1990 in Leuven. She studied four years of Latin-Math followed by two years of Science-Math at KA2 De Ring Leuven. Afterwards she enrolled in the engineering program of Group T to become an electromechanical engineer. She is currently in the first year of the two-year master path with a focus on Intelligent Manufacturing. This year she will be part of the design of the mechanical drivetrain. She believes being part of this team will help her become a better engineer by collaborating with different companies. Also it is exciting building a racecar from scratch and competing with it. In her free time she plays basketball for the Blue Tigers Leuven.
Jef Delbroek was born in Leuven at the 6th of october 1990 and lives in Lovenjoel.
Jef achieved his high school degree of Science-Sports at the Heilig Hart Heverlee.
Now, he follows the 2-year-path master at GroupT Leuven Engineering College, with the focus on intelligent manufacturing. He joined the Formula GroupT team because the development of an electric car is an interesting and actual issue. He also likes the idea that you also get the chance to put the theory into practice, something which is absent in the normal master path.Within the "EVE "project, Jef will design the body of the formula student car. He is also part of controls and ergonomics. The firewall and seat will be his responsibility.
The cockpit in the broad sense of the word will be his main responsibility.
In his spare time Jef likes to cook and is a real music fanatic. He also plays and teaches the guitar.
Bart Deputter, born on the 25th of May 1989, is a member of both Chassis and Powertrain departments of Formula Group T. He will help designing the accumulator and the body of EVE, last year he was responsible for Business and Public Relations.
Before joining the Formula Group T team, he studied science and languages in high school Heilige-Drievuldigheidscollege in Leuven. Afterwards he enrolled in the engineering program of GROUP T. Here he studies electromechanical engineering – focus intelligent manufacturing. He will graduate in the summer of 2013. During the first semester of the year 2011-2012, Bart studied abroad in Turin. There he studied Automotive Engineering – focus Management of Industrial Processes. He thinks the Formula Student competition is the ideal way the use this achieved knowledge. Especially for the static events, which he did last year for Areion and will do again for Eve.
Gil Jans was born in Herk-De-Stad on May 30 1990 and currently living in Sint-Truiden. At High school Gil studied science-math at a catholic school in Sint-Truiden (KCST). He follows a two year master program at Group T while focusing on intelligent mobility. He is responsible for the suspension and design of the uprights for the formula student car. He is very motivated to work with engineers and people who share the same interests in cars and their designs. Driving, mending and learning about cars is not work but a pleasure for him. The idea of making something for real and not only on paper gives him even more motivation. In his free time he plays rugby with the Leuven University team and is leader in the Chiro(youth club).
Denise Jeurissen was born on the 30th of November 1991 and lives in Hees. Before she went to Group T, she studied Science-Maths at Heilig-Grafinstituut Bilzen. She is now a masters student of engineering in electro mechanics at Group T International University College, specialising in intelligent manufacturing. Denise is head of the powertrain department of Formula Group T, which contains the mechanical and electric drivetrain, together with electronics. She joined Formula Group T because it is a great opportunity to put theory into practice and gain more knowledge and experience that way. In her spare time, Denise likes to listen to music and hang out with friends.
Yongjiang Li was born on 4 November 1988 and came from China, Shaoxing, a city which has very long history in China. Before he went to GroepT International University College Leuven, he studied first bachelor year of Electrical Engineering in Beijing Jiaotong University. Now, he took the opportunity of joining the Formula GroupT team and focused his master year on Intelligent Electronics. Yongjiang is working on the Low power and controller as part of the energy y department of Formula Groupt Team, as an international student, Yongjiang wants to gets contact with people from all kinds of background, so he can expend his network as well as experience different cultures. In his free time, he likes going to the swimming pool with his friends.
Björn Louis is born in Leuven on the 11th of December 1990 and lives in Wezemaal. He achieved his high school degree of Science Mathematics (8h) at the Montfortcollege Rotselaar. Now, as a 2-year-path master student electro-mechanical engineering at Group T Leuven Engineering College, he focuses on intelligent manufacturing techniques. He joined the Formula Group T team because he wants to get on hand experience in project management and technical product development skills. This year he is responsible for the design of the frame and some parts of the suspension, more specific the hubs and rear uprights. Outside the project he likes to do fitness and inline skating with his friends and girlfriend.
Xiaoyi Lu was born on 1th July 1989 and comes from China, Fangchenggang, a lively city locates in southern China. He already studied two years of Electronic Information Technology in Southwest Jiaotong University, China. Now, he is an Electronics Engineering master student of GroepT International University College Leuven. He was pleasant to join the Formula GroupT team and majors on the Intelligent Electronics. Lu was responsible for the data acquisition of the power train system. On the other hand, he wants to strengthen his teamwork ability by working in a Flemish team. In his spare time, he would like to play basket ball and badminton.
Giovanni Ninite was born on 16 September 1990 in Leuven and lives in Tremelo. He first studied Sciences-Mathematics at Koninklijk Atheneum Keerbergen. At the moment, he's a masters student of engineering in electromechanics at Group T International University College Leuven. He specializes in the field of intelligent manufacturing. He's responsible for the design and production of the frame of the car. in addition, he's also responsible for the realisation of the brake system for the car. He joined this project because of his interests and wants to learn as much as possible out of this experience. He also wants to broaden his network by working together with people of a wide variety of companies. He's interested in cars and mechanical technologies. In his spare time he likes to snowboard, listen to music and go out with friends.
Arne Peeters is born on the 27th of March 1990 in Lier and lives in Leuven. On high school he studied Science-Math at Sint Ursula Lyceum Lier. Arne Peeters is now a masters student of engineering in electro mechanics at Group T International University College Leuven, specializing in intelligent mechanic. Last year he was the team manager of Formula Group T. This year he will be part of the suspension team and will take care of the vehicle dynamics. Through this project he wants to learn other aspects beside the engineering and wants to expand his network. Also he wants to gather experiences so he will be fully prepared for the time after this project. In his spare time he is an athlete, specialized in high jumping and hurdles.
Wouter Peeters is born on 12 September 1990 and lives in Landen. Before he went to Groep T International University College Leuven, he studied industrial sciences at Technicum Sint-Truiden. Now, Wouter Peeters is a masters student of engineering in electro mechanics, specializing in intelligent mechanics. Wouter is responsible for the motor and controller. He has to work a lot with models and tries to optimise electric drivetrain of the car. Also designing the launch control and electronic differential is part of his job. He joined the team because of his interests, but also to improve his team player skills. Beside technology and cars he is interested in music and deejaying. In his spare time he likes to ride his motorbike.
Jimmy Popowicz was born on the 13th of April 1989 in Genk and lives in Houthalen. He first studied electricity and electronics at Tecnisch Instituut Sint Lodewijk. Afterwards he graduated at the KHLim as a bachelor in electro technics. Now he’s a master student at Groep T International University College Leuven in engineering electro mechanics, specializing in intelligent mechanics. Jimmy is a part of the Electric Drivetrain of Formula Group T. He’s responsible for the motor controller of Eve. The reason he joint the team is because he liked the idea of building an electrical car. He’s also interested in new technologies and working in a team on a project. The network by working together with all kind of companies is a nice advantage for his future career. Beside technology in his spare time he likes producing, deejaying.
Raf Schoenaers is born the 6th of July 1991 in Tongeren. He studied Latin - Mathematics at VIIO in Tongeren. Because of his interests in technical and practical applications he has chosen for Group T International University College Leuven to become an Electromechanical Engineer. He is very enthusiastic about the opportunities Formula Group T offers: automotive engineering, broaden a professional network and working in a team of motivated engineers with a variety of specialties with the same goal. Raf will graduate in 2014 as an Electromechanical Engineer, specialized in Intelligent Manufacturing. During the first year he will be a member of the Transmission & Drive axle department. The cockpit and the steering system will be his responsibility for the first car too. He cannot wait to face the challenges the design of a racing car will offer.
Maxime Smets was born the 2nd of september 1988 in Leuven. In secondary school he studied electromechanics at Don Bosco in Haacht. Afterwards he continued his passion for technics at the University College GroupT, where he is finishing his studies in engineering with the focus intelligent mechanics. In his master year, he took the opportunity of joining the Formula GroupT team where he can develop new technical and engineering skills and expand his professional network. In the team he is responsible for the energy storage system and all that it entails, as well as assisting the marketing team. In his free time he enjoys going to scouts, practice sports and doing photography.
Cederic Van Orshoven
Cederic Van Orshoven was born on 21/02/1989 in Leuven Belgium. He studied 4 years of latin - mathematics and 2 years of science – mathematics at Sint-Albertus College Haasrode. Now he is a master student at Group T following the course Intelligent Manufacturing. He joins the Formula Student project because of his love for cars and speed. Cederic will be head of chassis and will help with the design of the suspension. In his past time he likes to listen to music and drinking a beer with friends. He was also a member of the youth movement in Blanden.
Christof Van Poucke
Christof Van Poucke was born on the 8th of October 1991 in Leuven. The first two years in secondary school he studied modern science in Sancta Maria and afterwards he went to Don Bosco in Haacht to study electromechanics. Now, Christof is a master student in engineering at Group T, where he is finishing his studies in intelligent manufacturing. Christof wanted to end his studies with an interesting project, that is why he joined Formula GroupT, where he is now responsible for the assembly of the car and communication between different departments in the team. Furthermore Christof still lives with his parents in Blanden and likes working at his motorcycle and loves going to the scouts.
Wouter Vandenhende is born on 2 februari 1990 and lives in Leest, a small village near Mechelen. Before he went to Groep T International University College Leuven, he studied industrial sciences at Technische Scholen Mechelen. Now, Wouter Vandenhende is a masters student of engineering in electronics - ICT, specializing in intelligent electronics. Wouter is working on the motor controller and the Battery Management System as part of the powertrain department of Formula Group T. He wants to get in contact with people from all kinds of companies, so he can expand his network. He was attracted by the team to work together with the other members with new technologies and to improve himself as a team player. Next to his interests in green mobility, Wouter likes to ride his motorbike and works out in the fitness.
Steven Vandeurzen was born on the 14th of August 1989 in Hasselt. He first studied Maths – Sciences at the Virga – Jessecollege in Hasselt. Now he is a Master student in Electro – Mechanical Enineering at Groep T International University College Leuven specializing in Intelligent Mechanics. Steven was in his first year Head of Marketing of Formula Group T. Know he still helps with business & public relations but is also part of the powertrain department. More specific he will work on the mechanical drivetrain. He joined the team because he thinks there is a great future for electric cars. He is also interested in developing durable solutions for current problems of the automotive industry. Furthermore he also believes that working with this team will be a great means to secure his further career. In his spare time he enjoys running and playing team sports.