Innovator in the Spotlight

Sietse de Vries

A photorealistic simulation of dynamic natural light for perception in VR

EngD trainee Sietse is working on a photorealistic simulation of dynamic natural light for perception in virtual reality (VR). His research is part of the IntelLight+ project.

About Eindhoven Engine

Urgent societal challenges need an integrative and agile approach. Eindhoven Engine knows how to excite and accelerate. We connect and fuel bright minds to unleash their full potential and boost innovations.


How we work

We accelerate innovation in our ecosystem through disruptive co-creation by multidisciplinary research teams. We connect our research to other disciplines, companies, institutes, insights, and young & experienced talents in order to add value and speed.

Why join us?

Agile co-creation, multidisciplinary insights, inspirational know-how, challenge-based research and organized serendipity. Eindhoven Engine is the place to be when you want to move forward and make that societal impact. We are here for both young and experienced innovative minds. Our ecosystem can help you reach your full potential.


Meet the team

Excite, enrich, tackle. This is what we all love to do. Our transparent, creative and entrepreneurial mindsets connects us at Eindhoven Engine.

Maarten Steinbuch
Scientific Director
Janne Brok
Managing Director
Paul Desmedt
Program Manager
Walter Baets
Learning Officer
Jasmijn Schol
Community & Event officer
Joëlle van den Broek
Liaison Manager TNO
Dimitri van de Kelft
Liaison Manager Fontys
Lotte Geertsen
Lotte Geertsen
Project Leader Emergence Lab | maternity leave
Ferry Wortelboer
Project Leader Emergence Lab
Stephan de Kruijf
Finance & Control officer
Nanda de Brouwer
Finance & Project Control officer
Theo Elfring
Legal Counsil officer
Hoi-Yan Planjer
Communication Officer
Alwin Maas
Office Manager

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