The team


Team POLAR started in September 2019 with six students after the initiator, Wilco van Rooijen, brought the project to the Technical University of Eindhoven. After a year of hard work, the team came to several conclusions about the vehicle, the most important one being that doing sustainable, autonomous research on Antarctica is feasible.


In 2020-2021, the team has grown rapidly to 11 highly motivated with 3 different nationalities and 8 different bachelors/masters; leading to an extremely diverse and motivated environment in which innovation is constantly happening.

In 2021-2022, some members left but we gathered many more, expanding the team's efectiveness to 17, bringing even more diversity to the mix.

Current members

Team Manager

Ewout Hulscher 

Sustainable Innovation

Solar Energy

Jord Sieben 

Applied Physics

Technical Manager

Oscar Mannens 

Automotive technology

Solar Energy

Lianne Tuin 

Mechanical Engineering

Secretary

Laurenz Edelmann 

Applied Physics

Prototype Engineer

Leander D'Mello 

Automotive technology

Financial Manager

Jet Rutten 

Sustainable Innovation

Marketing

Ioana Stefanescu 

Industrial Design

Autonomous Driving

Thom Copier 

Automotive technology

Business

Emil Mitrindzhakov

Mechanical Engineering

Autnomous Driving

Amin Mimoun Bourass

Electrical Engineering

Prototype Engineer

Marijn Nicolai 

Mechanical Engineering

Solar Energy

Radu Barbulescu

Electrical Engineering

Autonomous Driving

Horea Breazu

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Marketing & Autonomous Driving

Lucian Radulescu 

Computer Science

Prototype Engineer

Nikolett Marton

Electrical Engineering

Business & Autonomous Driving

Niek Boksebeld

Electrical Engineering

Solar Energy

Jonathan Beiboer

Electrical Engineering

Advisory board

Antarctica Specialist

Florence Kuyper 


Project Initiator

Wilco van Rooijen 


Project Coordinator Honors Academy TU/e

Han van Kasteren 


Former Members

External Affairs

Cameron Steyn

Sustainable Innovation

Chassis Engineer

Carolina Vissers 

Mechanical Engineering

PR, External Affairs & Power Supply Engineer

Paulien Teuwen 

Industrial Design & Mechanical Engineering

Powertrain & Power Storage Engineer

Ognjen Misic 

Automotive Technology

Team manager & Overall Engineer

Thijs Wester

Mechanical Engineering

Navigation & Power Supply Engineer

Arthur Kernkamp 

Computer Science

Chassis & Navigation Engineer

Magnus Frankevoort 

Mechanical Engineering

Business

Brandon van Schaik 

Sustainable Energy Technology