31 engineering students form the basis of the Agoria Solar Team. Every two years, they build a brand new solar car to participate in international solar challenges. In 2021, the team took their new car BluePoint Atlas to the Solar Challenge Morocco. Currently the team is preparing for the Atlas's second international solar challenge.
What does an engineer do? Many would say he writes his own story. He doesn’t reproduce an existing design, but invents a totally new product. My personal ambition is to do better than that and to look for a new way to write and tell that story.
HEAD OF ENERGY & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
The biggest challenge of our lifetime will probably be the transformation towards a carbon neutral world. What will mobility look like in this future?
HEAD OF MECHANICS & MECHANICAL ENGINEER
Racing has always been a great passion. Designing and producing innovative mechanical systems myself to help the solar car to victory is the pinnacle of engineering for me.
Lode Van Mierloo
As a young engineering student, I was missing an extreme challenge associated with my studies. A project that involved technology, teamwork and innovation would meet this challenge.
Ever since the beginning of my studies, I have followed the Solar Team with great interest. As a Group T student, it is very motivating to see fellow students grow in the solar racing community and achieve fantastic results year after year.
During my engineering studies, I have always looked for an additional challenge. Now that I have graduated, it is time for the biggest challenge of all: to be part of a group of motivated engineering students who will do everything they can to win an international race with their own solar car.
After graduating my Bachelor of Engineering Technology at Group T, I had gained much knowledge concerning engineering applications, but was unhappy with my lack of experience in the field.
My interest in aerodynamics started at a young age. As a child, I was very interested in aeroplanes. It spoke to my imagination how these huge planes could stay in the air without anything pulling them up.
In the coming decades, the world will undergo an energy transition and say goodbye to fossil fuels. As an engineering student, I would love to make my contribution to this.
In 2019, the Agoria Solar Team proved that only a combination of having the best car and the best team spirit results in becoming the world champion in building solar cars. My goal as a team manager is building such a team spirit by motivating individuals to ...
HEAD OF MARKETING, PILOT
After graduating as an engineer, even though I learned so much during my education, I still missed some kind of challenge that would allow me to further develop myself. The opportunity to join the Agoria Solar Team was ...
HEAD OF ENERGY & ELECTRONICS ENGINEER
Challenge, innovation and ambition. I have always been intrigued by technology from a very young age. with my studies in industrial engineering I have always been fascinated by technology. So I was able to bite my teeth 100% into ...
HEAD OF MECHANICS & MECHANICAL ENGINEER
As a graduate engineer in Industrial Design, my goal is to design products that have a positive impact on society in a creative and innovative way. In the Solar Team I get the opportunity to put this goal into practice. Within the team I will ...
BUSINESS RELATIONS & EVENTS
Starting as a young student at Group T, I immediately saw a big hype among the students about the Solar Team after their well-deserved and noteworthy third place at the World Solar Challenge in 2017. After asking myself how awesome it would be to ...
Tuur Van Den Bergh
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER, PILOT
Designing innovative technologies, building our own car and racing, with 20 engineering students we are almost a full-fledged Formula 1 team. It's a huge opportunity for me to be part of this team to combine my interest in new technology and ...
Remi De Coster
Building a solar car from start to finish and then racing it through the Australian outback? You wouldn’t have to ask me twice! From the first time I saw a solar car on the university campus, it instantaneously became clear that ...
After finishing my bachelor's degree as an engineering student, there was an urge for extreme challenge and learning new skills. What challenge is better than prolonging the world title during the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge? With my past as a ...
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 ...
My responsibility is the high voltage part of the car and more specifically the motor. This component has fascinated me throughout my studies, which have given me a great deal of theoretical knowledge. However, I wasn’t satisfied with only the ...
Ever since I was a kid, I knew I wanted to be an engineer. I had always been very interested in engineering and design. When I met the Belgian Solar Team in Group T in my first year, I was immediately sold.
The next two years I have the honour to be ...
Technology is something that has fascinated me from an early age. I've always loved cars, airplanes and computers, so my choice to study electromechanics at Group T was no surprise to anyone. Here I learned to deal with all kinds of mechanical and ...
As a young engineering student, building a solar car in less than 15 months and making it race-ready. It's not just a a childhood's dream that comes true, it's a once in a lifetime. For me, the Agoria Solar Team stands for innovation and teamwork; a unique ...
As a Low Voltage Engineer, I am primarily responsible for the intelligent electronics. This ranges from designing systems that control and monitor the high voltage elements of the car to providing a way to manage remote communication with the car. ...
Ruben Van Acker
EXTERNAL RELATIONS, PILOT
As the first student business engineer in the Agoria Solar Team, surrounded by 19 other motivated students, the coming period will be a challenge but without a doubt one of the most instructive and memorable experiences.
Together with Remi I am responsible for ...
As the race strategist, it is my responsibility to get the best possible result out of the car. To achieve this, I continue the work of my predecessors and try to improve the monitoring of the car and the strategy program for the BWSC. I will also advice ...
I've always been interested in cars and racing. So to get the chance to participate in a great racing team is a dream come true. I will be 100% committed to make the best car possible in the next year and a half and I hope to grow not only technically through ...
In my spare time I have always been interested in working out various projects. For example, I spent many hours restoring my own bike. Now my most challenging project is waiting for me. Building a solar car together with the whole team in a year and ...
Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated by technology. My study in engineering science is something I will never regret. Nevertheless, after having finished my Bachelor’s degree, I got the urge to experience some in the field action. Soon after learning ...
Innovation is more than technology.
It is about looking for boundaries and pushing them. It is a vision shared by a team of 20 highly motivated engineering students. A vision that will keep us world champion at the BWSC. I see this project as an unforgettable ...