Gilles De Baets
Aerodynamics Engineer, Pilot
Striving for innovative solutions to challenging problems is one of the great pursuits in life I try to follow. Conceptualizing, optimizing, building and testing a competitive Solar Car is an amazing opportunity for continuing this pursuit. Together with an extremely motivated and talented team, there is little that can't be achieved. In this team I, together with Glen and Jeroen, will focus on Aerodynamics, essentially designing the shape of the upcoming solar car.
Aerodynamics has been a point of interest for me ever since I felt the wind flow over my hand out of the car window and I saw the birds fly above me. Also, when I play music, the movement of the air defines the sounds we hear. I hope I can convey my passion for aerodynamics to the team and the car, providing a solar car and we can be proud of as a team. This amazing challenge and opportunity will bring unique experiences I can learn from and look back upon forever.
"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance" ~ Alan W. Watts ~