The only way you can create a new culture in this university is by talking, and talking - by talking a lot

Karel Luyben

Robert Setekera: Above the Clouds It’s Always Summer

It is inspired by his flight to Amsterdam from Uganda. This is also his mantra in life, sunshine is always around the corner. Setekera’s talk is punctuated with photos of his country, his stay at TU Eindhoven and his take on the culture clash. “One thing I learnt quickly was to give short, to the point answers!” he laughs.

Source: Delta article 25 April 2013

Wouter van der Wal: Expanding Knowledge

His session is about the quirks of fate that determined his professional trajectory, including being chased by a grizzly bear in Banff, Canada.

Source: Delta article 25 April 2013

Ariadna Cruz Velis: Chasing Windmills

This is a story about chasing dreams, about fighting adversity and staying true to oneself. The wonderful thing about dreams is they can be as big or small, and as simple or complex as we want. They reflect our inner desires and goals and many times are impossible to achieve, either because they are unrealistic or because we are not persistent enough. However, even if we never accomplish our dreams we will always have many stories to tell…

Biography: Arianadna Cruz Velis


Judith Redi: The difference

Difference has a negative connotation. It indicates the loss of something: value, unity, harmony (Oxford dictionary defines it as “the remainder left after subtraction”, “dissimilarity”, “disagreement”).

Yet, I have always been fascinated by differences and by what is different. My living book is about how I learnt to create value and harmony out of difference.


Wim Thijs

Thijs peppered his narrative with animated slides (which included a beating heart) and a soundtrack of organ music played by him. He studied at TU until the early 80s, after which he left to travel the world as a professional windsurfer and set up a family business. In 1998 the former windsurfing world champion returned to the university.

Source: Delta article 31 October 2014

Jeroen Wildenbeest

Wildenbeest’s research explores how one can combine human flexibility and dexterity with robotic speed and accuracy. Wildenbeest is no stranger to explaining science in layman’s terms. To aid his story, he brought along props. One was a device that demonstrated teleoperation and the other a steering wheel reminiscent of 90s video games. The steering wheel controls a vehicle on the computer and is designed for part-automated and part-human control. The audience member who volunteered to test drive drove so badly that the audience called for his license to be revoked!

Source: Delta article 31 October 2014