THE TEAM

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Students - The applications for management, human power, operations and engineering for the 10th Human Power Team are open! Scroll down for more information about the functions you can apply for. You can apply by sending your motivation letter and CV in one pdf-file to recruitment@hptdelft.nl until March 13th, 2019. The interviews will be held in the consecutive weeks in March.

Athletes - Interested in becoming the 10th Human Power Team's athlete? Send an email to sport@hptdelft.nl for more information or to apply. You can also look up some more information about being an athlete for the Human Power Team at our athlete page. The selection will start in the summer period. 

Management

Team Manager
The Team Manager is responsible for the well-being of the team. As Team Manager you ensure the achievement of the agreed objectives within the team, you have the final responsibility of the project °and you are the contact person for the outside world. Your range of tasks is very diverse, however your overall task is leading the team. 
 
 
"I really like the interaction with all the team members, to know their daily activities and monitor their progress." - Britt Krabbenborg
 
Project Manager
The Project Manager of the Human Power Team is responsible for the planning from the concept phase till the competition in September. In order to start the race with an optimal vehicle, the Project Manager makes a planning for the entire team and makes sure everyone follows it. In doing so, you look ahead to prevent certain problems from happening, but if a problem does occur, you are never afraid to act and find a solution.
 
 
"I especially like the fact that I have the overview of everything that is going on within the team." - Marije Markensteijn
 
Chiefs
The Team Manager and Project Manager form the management of the Human Power Team together with the department chiefs (Chief engineer, operations and Human Power). These functions are further explained in the department section.
 

Engineering

Chief Engineer
The Chief Engineer of the Human Power Team is responsible for the quality of the final product. This can only be achieved when the team of engineers is working optimally and all have the same goal in mind. During the concept and design phase, the Chief Engineer will lead the meeting and functions as a systems engineer. In the production phase however, the CE has to inspect and guarantee the quality of every product and makes sure the VeloX is produced in an orderly fashion. Additionally, all of this has to be done with the planning in mind, so a constructive collaboration with the Project Manager is of great importance. 
 
 
"I love that I’m involved with every part of VeloX, instead of focussing on one or two." - Tomas Gast
 
Drivetrain Engineer
As a Drivetrain Engineer you are responsible of the transmission of power of the athlete to a linear movement. You design and produce all the parts needed to achieve this. In this process you are not chained to anything and can create everything you can think off. You never get tire of working as part of the Human Power Team. Using the knowledge gained during your study with practical skills, the best power transmission that ever existed can be created. By doing this you will brake a world record.
 
 
"My favorite part about being the drivetrain engineer is that you go through different phases during the year, from just calculating things to producing everything." - Rick Wasserman
 
Structural Engineer
The Structural Engineer’s primary job is the design of the frame of the bike. The frame is in essence the part that joins everything together. The most important part of the frame is that it has to be very stiff and strong and at the same time as light as possible. This has to be designed to fit inside the bike and around the athlete. As well as designing the frame an other important part is the design of the carbon layup in the entire bike. To validate this you must run Finite Element Simulations to prove the frame is as strong as you designed it to be. 
 
 
"The best part of being the structural engineer is being able to design and produce a structure of very high tech materials that you would have never done elsewhere in your studies." - Flip Colin
 
Aerodynamics Engineer (2X)
As an Aerodynamics Engineer you are responsible for the aerodynamic design of the VeloX. Through the use of theory, CFD software and wind tunnel testing you make the optimal design of the shell in order to ensure that the VeloX X will break the world record. Seeing that at topspeed the resistance of the VeloX is around 80% air resistance your design is crucial for optimal performance!
 
 
"The favorite part about being aerodynamics engineer is that you use theory, simulation and practical testing in order to reach the best result!" - Bart van de Krol
 
"I like that as an aerodynamics engineer you contribute to one of the most important parts of the bike, and at the same time you are just looking at colorful simulation pictures all day." - Charlotte Ivanyi
 
Sports Engineer
The Sports Engineer is responsible for the interaction between the athlete and the bike as well as the geometry of the bike. The goal is to make the combination of an athlete and technique as good as possible. Furthermore, the Sports Engineer will search for innovations to improve the performance of the athlete. You will design the seat of the bike, the steering wheel and the respiratory system, by using 3D scanning of the athlete and knowledge of ergonomics.
 
 
"My favorite part about the Sports Engineer is designing parts for our athletes." - Margot Honkoop
 
Human Machine Interface Engineer
As the Human Machine Interface Engineer you are responsible for all the electronics in the VeloX. By ensuring communication between the VeloX and the coaches and providing sensor data, you will make sure that the athletes get all the information needed to cycle their perfect race. You will design and build a reliable electronic system that can withstand the harsh conditions at speeds over 120 km/h.
 
 
"My favorite part about the HMI Engineer is that you work closely with other team members to create an integrated system that fulfills everyone’s wishes." - Mischa de Haan
 

Operations

Chief Operations
The Chief Operations is responsible for PR and acquisition. Just like the others within the operations department, the CO is frequently in contact with external parties that want to make a financial, material or educational contribution to the project and is responsible for the appearance of the team. A specific task of the CO is leading the operations meetings. The CO is also the connection to the other departments by being a part of the management team. 
 
 
"It’s really awesome to speak to (potential) partners and hear their enthusiasm and astonishment about our project." - Leanne van Bentem
 
PR & Acquisition (2x)
The PR & Acquisition department is responsible for bringing the team in contact with partners who can help us with knowledge, materials, production and funding. Besides this the department also takes care of events, social media, press and other exciting non-engineering matters! You develop a broad knowledge of the technical properties of our project and learn how to communicate professionally with companies, create a network and bring the VeloX to nationwide attention.
 
 
"I really like that I can contribute to very different aspects of the VeloX, from materials and production to its funding and presentation." - Sebastian Hartgring
 
"I like the fact that I’m responsible for different non-technical tasks so that my days differ while I can still gain more insights into the technical aspects of building a bike." - Cecile Volten
 

Human Power

Chief Human Power
The Chief Human Power is responsible for the overall process of the selection and accompaniment of the athletes. As Chief Human Power you lead the Human Power Department and make sure that all the aspects of the human part of the project is in conformity with the schedule to set a world record. The chief is the connection between the engineers and Human Power Department. Besides this you are the contact person for the connections on the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
 
 
"The favorite part of my function is the fact that I can combine Human Movement Sciences with management related tasks." - Linda Vermeulen
 
Research Analyst
The Research Analyst has the responsibility of performing the research necessary for the human power department. The research analyst makes sure that decisions are based on scientific proof, this is done through literature research or by talking to experts in the field. Besides doing research you help the other members of the human power department where you can, for example with taking tests or searching for a good location to stay in America.
 
 
"My favourite thing is that I can dig deeper into the problems and consider what the best solution is for them." - Martijn van der Wal
 
Coach (2x)
As Coach of the team you are responsible for the selection, training, contact and total well-being of the athletes. This includes making training schedules, focusing on the nutrition, mental strength and acclimatization. During the year you focus the training on endurance, sprinting, strength, core stability and riding in a VeloX. By using new developments and the research of the Research Analyst, you try to prepare the athletes as good as possible for the race!
 
 
"I really like the fact that being coach of the athletes allows me to use my knowledge as Human Movement Scientist in practice." - Emma van Dijk
 
"I want to show people what human beings can achieve and prove that they can accomplish more than we think." - Jan-Douwe Seigers
 

TEAM 9

Britt Krabbenborg – Team Manager – TU Delft – Mechanical Engineering
Marije Markensteijn – Project Manager – TU Delft – Industrial Design Engineering
Leanne van Bentem – Chief Operations & Financial Manager – TU Delft – Life Science & Technology
Cécile Volten – Partnerships & Public Relations – TU Delft – Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis & Management
Sebastian Hartgring – Partnerships & Public Relations – TU Delft – Civil Engineering
Tomas Gast – Chief Engineer – TU Delft – Mechanical Engineering
Charlotte Iványi – Aerodynamics Engineer – TU Delft – Aerospace Engineering
Bart van de Krol – Aerodynamics Engineer – TU Delft – Aerospace Engineering
Flip Colin – Structural Engineer – TU Delft – Industrial Design Engineering
Rick Wasserman – Drivetrain Engineer – TU Delft – Applied Physics
Margot Honkoop – Sports Engineer – TU Delft – Industrial Design Engineering
Mischa de Haan – Human Machine Interface – TU Delft – Industrial Design Engineering
Linda Vermeulen – Chief Human Power – VU Amsterdam – Human Movement Sciences
Jan-Douwe Seigers – Coach – VU Amsterdam – Human Movement Sciences
Emma van Dijk – Coach – VU Amsterdam – Human Movement Sciences
Martijn van der Wal – Research Analyst – VU Amsterdam – Human Movement Sciences
Jennifer Breet – Athlete
Rosa Bas – Athlete