Luigi Ferruccio Parisini


Bachelor course: Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Specialization: Mechatronics

About myself: I am a friendly person with a strong love for technology. I am mainly interested in software, and how the development process occur on company level.

About PROUD Programme: I have joined the PROUD programme to be able to experience the development process in the “real world”, and improve my skills for my professional career.

Maarten Leeters


Bachelor course: Elektrotechniek

About PROUD Programme: I joined PROUD because I now if you work at a company you learn much more than at school.
The first month I learned a lot about production.
I learned how the production process worked.
What are things you can save money when you make your own product.

Xheni Meda


Bachelor course: Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Specialization: Telecommunication
Semester: 7
Role in PROUD committee: Internal Affairs

About myself: I would describe myself as an easy going person that likes to socialize and isn’t awkward when it comes to meeting new people or talking in front of crowds. One of my strongest points I would say is my will to finish things on time while providing high end results.

About PROUD Programme: PROUD is a completely new experience. It still is in its beginning and there are things to be improved but it has helped me keep in touch with more than one company, gaining experience and broadening my knowledge while working with engineers and professionals. I am more than happy with my working place and the people that surround me there.

Giovanni Pizzarotti

Giovanni Pizzarotti

Bachelor course: Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Specialization: Mechatronics

About myself: Passionate in the work I do, I care about the process, the result, the people but also about all the small yet important details of things.
Curios, critical and perfectionist, I am interested in Physics, Electromagnetism, Telecommunications, Electronics, and I like prototyping.

About PROUD Programme: I joined PROUD because I like environments from which I can learn, and because of the challenge it consists of.
Being able to work in a company incredibly helped to heighten my experience, expertise and knowledge.
The challenge of having responsibilities and fulfilling these responsibilities is what really makes you grow.
I think that this great chance of growth and the possibility to improve Fontys and its environment are also reasons why other students should join.

Radiktya Zulkarnain


Bachelor course:Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Specialization: Mechatronics
Semester: 7
Role in PROUD committee: External Affairs

About PROUD Programme: I join PROUD because I want to gain more experience by working in professional world. And until this point, I learn a lot in researching and make a research paper.

Bozhidar Uzunov


Bozhidar Uzunov

Bachelor course:Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Specialization: Mechatronics

About myself: I am 20 years old, Bulgarian, an ambitious student, who enjoys very much the laws of physics. I am passionate about it and I love experimenting with new electronics.
About PROUD Programme: I joined PROUD, because it is a great opportunity to meet the professional world from very early stage of my studies. When this opportunity comes no one should miss it, because in PROUD you can start applying all theoretical knowledge on practice.

Nedko Gatev


Bachelor course: Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Specialization: Mechatronics
Graduation year: 2015
Role in PROUD committee: Alumnus – Former Media Management

About PROUD Programme: I joined PROUD because I wanted to get some more professional experience at an engineering company. My experience with the program was excellent, and I learned a lot about how experienced engineers conduct their work. This helped me a lot during my internship as well as in my studies at Fontys. I would strongly recommend the program to other students.

Nikolay Mihaylov


Bachelor course:Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Specialization: Mechatronics
Graduation year: 2015
Role in PROUD committee: Alumnus – Former Internal Affairs

About myself:I am Bulgarian, almost 22 years old. I am interested in many things which makes it hard to specialize in something but lately I found Analogue and Power Electronics, Automotive Engineering as well as Automation to be something I would like to emphasize on.

My hobbies include scale modelling, history, tennis, playing the piano.

About PROUD Programme: The reasons why I joined PROUD were to gain a lot of practical knowledge and experience, to see what it is to work in one of the top companies in the region as well as to help improve the EEE programme as much as possible.

Martha Qorinna


Bachelor course: Electrical Engineering
Specialization: Mechatronics
Graduation year:
Role in PROUD committee: Alumna – Former Treasurer


About myself: I like solving challenging problem as well as learning new and different things that can broaden my knowledge!
About PROUD Programme:I have joined PROUD because of the opportunity to work in companies and experience working with engineering while studying so I can apply the theoretical knowledge that I have from school.
Other students should join PROUD because after having an experience working in a company, it will help to understand which field is best suited for the student’s future interest. As well as to experience which company matches the student’s interest. Once it is accomplished there are so many things to discover and to learn. Not only that it is a lot of fun having to solve the challenging problem that will be encountered once working in a company.

Leke Raifi


Bachelor course: Electrical Engineering
Specialization: Telecommunications
Graduation year: 2015
Role in PROUD committee: Alumnus – Former President

I am a talkative and expressive person. I like working with a group who share the same enthusiasm as I do regarding specific topics and try to achieve the best outcome possible out of it. Also, being a persistent hard-worker, committed student, energetic, as well as extremely vulnerable for new challenges; I truly believe I am a suitable and reliable for every opportunity that comes in the way.

About PROUD Programme: I joined PROUD Program because I saw as a great opportunity to get familiar with the working experience that is expecting me after I graduate. Also, I saw PROUD Program as a great asset of my CV for my future engineering carrier.
I think everyone who is motivated to achieve greater things than just the bachelor diploma and thinks that is mature enough to maintain a balance between working and studying should join PROUD.
So far, I am really happy to have joined PROUD Program since it has opened a lot of work opportunities for me and also has helped me to create a larger engineering network.
I learned a lot from PROUD Program and in different fields such as professional aspect, technical aspect or social aspect, but I would definitely stand out from all of them, the working experience that you get from it. This work experience has helped me the most at this moment.

Peter van Kollenburg


Role in PROUD committee: Chairman

Peter van Kollenburg is lecturer at the department of Electrical Engineering of the Fontys University of Applied Sciences. He gives lectures, trainings and is specialised in the areas of integrated product development, management and production technology. The courses in Product Management and Human Electrical Engineering have his special interest.

He is one of the key contributors to the introduction of competence driven education at the Electrical Engineering Department at Fontys. The specific way of working in this competence driven education is adopted by several other institutes within and outside Fontys since.

Furthermore he introduced at the E&E department the PRogram OUtstanding Development (PROUD), an excellence program for the E&E students. For this he, together with Mr Bakker and Mr de Waal, was nominated for he Fontys Onderwijsprijs 2011. He is chairman of the PROUD Committee.

His special interests: Integrated product development in co-operations with Lehigh University in the USA, Finland Oulu polytechnic, Germany: Magdeburg Technical University and Great Britain the University of Bath.

He publishes and presents papers on this topics on international conferences as TMCE, SEFI and IGIP Long term development of MRI Scent system and neonathal scent system together with students and Philips Health Care and the TU/e resulted in two patented products.