Wen-Shiou Lin


Wen-Shiou Lin


I like electronics technology and that is the main reason for me become electrical engineer. As experience is really important for electronics field, and I have a strong ambition to develop my working experience for electronics world and develop the skill on technical or soft part.

I believe PROUD is an opportunity to student like me to have more working experience beside study. PROUD is also a program can help the education environment for Fontys. I have a strong wish to share the new knowledge and new creative product to PROUD community. Share the experience that I gained from work can let the following students. I have really strong ambition to gain more knowledge and skill from the industry field.

Bianca-Andreea Ion

Bachelor course: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Semester: 3

About myself: Ever since I can remember I seek for challenges in what concerns my studies and not only. I can say I was always a technical person with logical thinking and with a high curiosity and determination. I was always eager to strengthen and highlight my strong points and diminish my weak ones. Of course everyone fails at least once. But those were the moments when I realize the only way in which you can grow and achieve your goals is to exit your comfort zone and always be perseverant. Do what you love and you’ll be one of the best.

About PROUD: I joined PROUD with the aim of doing the best out of my studies and building up my professional profile. I see PROUD as a chance of gaining more practical experience, of getting a bit of the taste of industry field while still studying. I could say it’s a training for working life, something that not everyone has the opportunity to receive. More about it, you achieve your goals being part of a supportive and united team, taking responsibilities in the community, but also having fun.

Amina Mokhtar

Bachelor course: Electrical and Electronic Engineering (International course)
Semester: 2 & 4

About PROUD Programme: PROUD is an opportunity which will broaden my knowledge by exploring different perspectives. I joined PROUD to gain work experience, explore new areas in an early stage of my study. Also, share my experience with my fellow students. Besides that, it will provide an opportunity to be more aware of what I want to do in the future and how to develop myself in a specific area. It is important to stay optimistic and keep trying until you come over your obstacles.


Toma Garofil

Bachelor course: Electrical and Electronic Engineering (International course)
Semester: 4

About myself: My interest for electronics and cutting edge technology started all the way back in my childhood years. Exactly this passion brought me all the way to The Netherlands to study and become an electronic engineer. My range of interests varies from digital design and embedded software all the way to analogue and power electronics. I am trying to be open to any opportunity and challenge that rises along the way and also have fun while doing it, because if I enjoy doing something, I am a lot better at doing it.
About PROUD: After my first year of studies, I have decided to take up the challenge and join PROUD. I was really keen on starting to gain working experience in the field of electronic engineering and the PROUD Programme has given me this exact opportunity. I have come a long way since I joined PROUD, improving both my technical and professional skills and I consider this experience to be invaluable. What is also important is that PROUD is a comunity in which we help each other, share our experiences and, of course, have fun.


Bram Kuijk

Bachelor course: Electrical and Electronic Engineering (International course)
Semester: 4
Role in PROUD committee: External committee

About myself: I am, and always have been, interested in electronics and technology. The main topics I am interested in are PCB design, embedded systems and analogue design. As an engineering student, I think it is important to get as much experience as possible. That is why I think it is important to stay critical and always try to find new things to learn, both technical and nontechnical.

About PROUD Programme: I see the PROUD program as a great way to gain more experience. The thing that really speaks to me in the PROUD program is learning new things that make you a better engineer, and help other people by sharing this knowledge in the process. It allows me to further improve both my technical and professional skills by working in a professional environment. In my opinion, the best way to learn is to apply things in practise and learn from the results.

Brenda Krekels

Bachelor course: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

About myself: I am a spontaneous dutch woman with a strong sense of responsibility and I like to take the initiative. I also have good communication skills and a lot of perseverance. I know what I want and do everything within my power to achieve it.

About PROUD Programme: I choose for the PROUD programme because I was looking for a practical challenge alongside my study. I am theoretically strong and I want to develop myself more in ‘hand-on’ terms, in a real life setting. This programme is also a way to contribute the improvement of the engineering education process. The PROUD program is a good way to learn quickly and become one of the best engineers. And that’s my goal.

Stijn Groen

Bachelor course: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Role in PROUD committee:
Media committee

About myself: I like electrical engineering and I am interested in software, digital and embeded systems. I am curious and ambitious. From a young age I always wanted to understand what was going on inside ‘products’. And now I get to find out how everything works.

About PROUD Programme: I am always up for a new challenge and PROUD fits perfectly for that. The main selling point is working for a company, I am really looking forward to gaining more experiences. beside that it is a really nice community who are all up for a challenge. I am really looking forward to my time in PROUD.

Mitch van Engelen

Bachelor course: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Semester: 4

About myself: I am the kind of person who likes a challenge and is always looking for ways to improve. That is why electrical engineering is so much fun! it is always changing and you have to keep up.

About PROUD Programme: I joined the Proud programme because i want to learn what it is realy like working in engineering and to share my experiences with the proud community.

Jos van den Eijnden

Bachelor course: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Semester: 4

About myself: From a young age, wanting to know how electronic devices and machines work has spiked my ambitions in pursuing a career in electrical engineering. I’m always passionate about new technological advancements and how they can be beneficial to improving our quality of life. Personally, I always try to work on more challenging projects, as I have experienced you can learn the most from them.

About PROUD Programme: PROUD provides the means to get more involved in the bachelor curriculum as well as the business aspect of engineering. By challenging yourself in the programme and gaining more experience, you are giving yourself a substantial advantage career-wise; exactly why I joined PROUD.

Edo Buijs

Bachelor course:
Semester: 4
Role in PROUD committee: internal committee

About myself: I’m a dutch mechatronics student, with specific interests in robotics, electro-mechanics and automation. Electrical engineering wasn’t enough for me, as I want to create machines that move around.

About PROUD Programme: The PROUD programma is an Excellent opportunity to improve the Fontys experience and to help make future students enthusiastic about engineering. On top of this PROUD is an excellent way for students to get early inside knowledge into engineering in the real world. I joined PROUD to stand out from all the regular students but also to actively participate in improving our education and the image of engineering.

PROUD Intake 2016!

On November 8, 2016 took place intake for new PROUD members! This year’s Fontys PROUD intake included candidates from Fontys Electrical Engineering and Mechatronics. We had wonderful day together with enthusiastic and ambitious candidates.

During the pitch, PROUD candidates shared their ambition, their eagerness to share their experience and they reflected on their dreams to become the brightest professionals!

Interviews with pitch had a jury from the industry (AME, Bosch, Philips, TSS4U, Van Ulzen, YLC, YER), PROUD Alumni, PROUD teachers, PROUD students and our dean Ella Hueting.

Check out the highlights on the photos below 🙂

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Mehran Firoozbakhtan


Bachelor course: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Role in PROUD committee: Internal affairs

About myself: I’m an enthusiastic and curious person, looking for new challenges everyday. I’m always looking for gaining new technical and non technical skills and improving my current ones. currently I’m active and interested in new and cutting edge technologies and finding potentials to integrate them in different societies.

About PROUD Programme: Proud was the place to find the like minded people, get inspired by their ideas and experiences. It is the cool open platform for new ideas; from doing research on Fontys education and publishing it in different conferences till having collaboration with international groups or companies in the region, there is a huge range of possibilities that can be done.
For me it was really nice to have all these external possibilities but also proud gave me some extra hands on helping and trying to shift Fontys curriculum which meant a lot to me.

Fontys Engineering op de jaarlijkse conferentie van SEFI


Fontys Engineering was vertegenwoordigd op de jaarlijkse conferentie van SEFI (European Society for Engineering Education) om bij te dragen en natuurlijk om te leren van lesgevende ingenieurs van over de gehele wereld. Meer dan 200 presentaties zijn er gegeven met bekende en nieuwe onderwerpen. Het thema van 2016 was “Engineering Education on Top of the World: Industry and University Cooperation” en was van 12 – 15 September 2016 in Tampere, Finland.

Uit de papers blijkt dat veel mensen werken aan Flip the Class Room concepten, electronic examination, wiskunde in the curriculum, project based learning en curriculum development en vernieuwing. In dat kader heeft Fontys Engineering Eindhoven ook haar bijdrages geleverd. Één paper had als inhoud de opzet van een onderwijs model om engineering studenten beter voor te bereiden voor hun toekomst als professional. Het andere paper liet zien welke onderwerpen in het Elektrotechniek curriculum opgenomen kunnen worden om het future-proof te maken. Het mooie van dit onderzoek is dat het is uitgevoerd, beschreven en gepresenteerd door studenten van het excellence programma van Engineering (PROUD). De eindconclusie van dit onderzoek: Internet of Things (IoT) en Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) kunnen als basis gebruikt worden voor vernieuwing in verschillende modules van de afdeling.

Voor Bart Monhemius, derdejaars student Elektotechniek, was het zijn eerste ervaring om tussen 300 docenten en wetenschappers rond te lopen. “Ik kan iedere student aanraden om research te doen, een paper te schrijven en die op een conferentie te presenteren” zegt Bart. Hij gaat verder “je leert heel veel over het onderwerp, over andere visies en je breidt je netwerk enorm uit”. Bart heeft contacten gelegd met de Board of European Students of Technology (BEST). Zijn doel is om met PROUD studenten een Fontys BEST membership op te zetten om zo de Europese positie van Fontys en PROUD te versterken. Al met al, een heel goede leerervaring die we aan alle Engineeringsmedewerkers en studenten willen aanraden.

Natalia Szymanska


Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

About myself: I am an Engineer in the making, motivated by hands on experiences and working in a team. It makes me happy to contribute to the development of people and see them grow. I am an open person up for a challenge – always willing to learn.

About PROUD program:PROUD was a chance to contribute to a community of students with a common goal – to become a top notch Engineer once you are done studying. It was this environment that helped me improve my technical skills and gave me a chance to enhance my soft skills. It is a surrounding that makes me feel like I am a part of something bigger while following my education. PROUD is a community that I am happy to give back to.


Picture by Bart van Overbeeke

Lukas Martisiunas


Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

About myself: I am mostly interested in embedded and digital solutions and their optimisation. I always like the challenge to make something work with constrains of processing power or memory, where even smallest things have to be considered. Also during my minor I improved my PCB design skills using CadSoft “Eagle” software.

About PROUD: I think PROUD is a great opportunity to learn something new and gain experience from the company. In my opinion, best way to learn something is to apply it in practise, and then try to improve based on results, and PROUD program provides just that.


Timofei Volkov


Course: Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Semester: 7
Employed at: Omniradar
Previously: Research at TU/e

About me: I am a passionate and pro-active student, always looking for doing something above standard. Therefore, I welcome challenges and new experiences in life. I am interested mostly in Embedded Systems, software design and digital design.

About PROUD: I think PROUD is a nice opportunity for students to gain useful real-life experience. PROUD is a community of people sharing the similar vision and approach to Engineering profession and it helps to grow outside of the university activities!

Roald Lemmen


Bachelor course: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

About myself: I was in the first group of Proud participants working in the field of Industrial Automation.

About PROUD Programme: Great way to kick-off your professional career before graduation.

Jeroen Maar


Bachelor course: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

About myself: My field of interest is power electronics, especially industrial and automotive.

About PROUD Programme: Having started as a bachelor student at the TU/e before, I had a lot of spare time at Fontys. I was a bit bored and had the idea that I wasn’t learning new things. Peter van Kollenburg advised me to see if I was interested in PROUD. I joined PROUD and got in to contact with Prodrive-Technologies. Together with some other students, I started the PROUD student committee, which together with the PROUD teacher committee forms the board of PROUD. Looking back, I think PROUD is exactly what I was looking for because the way it is set up. It brings you in to contact with companies and lets you organize things at Fontys.