Team Australia

20 students form the basis of the Agoria Solar Team. They have fifteen months for the design and the construction of the next solar car, in order to participate in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge of 2021, the world championship for solar cars.

Victor Verhaert

TEAM MANAGER
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 ...

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Birgitt Peeters

HEAD OF MARKETING, BUSINESS RELATIONS & FINANCE
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 ...

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Elliot Coone

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 ...

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Bart Depredomme

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 ...

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Ruben Holsbeekx

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 ...

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Tuur Van Den Bergh

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
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 ...

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Remi De Coster

EXTERNAL RELATIONS
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 ...

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Rutger Smeets

MECHANICAL ENGINEER
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 ...

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Gilles De Baets

AERODYNAMICS ENGINEER
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 ...

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Arne Cambier

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
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 ...

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Glen Vandenbempt

AERODYNAMICS ENGINEER
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 ...

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Wies Torsin

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
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 ...

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Kobe Lips

PRODUCTION ENGINEER
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 ...

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Joren Dumoulin

ELECTRONICS ENGINEER
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. ...

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Ruben Van Acker

EXTERNAL RELATIONS
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 ...

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Frederik Vanmaele

RACE STRATEGIST
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 ...

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Jeroen Vanpoucke

AERODYNAMICS ENGINEER
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 ...

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Pieter Janssens

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
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 ...

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Giel Coemans

MECHANICAL ENGINEER
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 ...

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Brent Viroux

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
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 ...

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