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.

Vacancy: EngD trainee in Designing Human-System Interaction Program – Future of Work

Are you a masters graduate who wants to continue your study and obtain an Engineering Doctorate,( EngD,  former Professional Doctorate in Engineering, PDEng) with the focus on impactful innovation design for solving meaningful wicked problems in innovation eco-systems?


Eindhoven Engine and the TU/e department Industrial Design is offering a fully funded 2-year position to master graduates leading to the award of an EngD (Engineering Doctorate) degree in Designing Human- System Interaction. Start date: as soon as possible.

About the assignment

In this assignment you contribute to a deeper understanding and the design of a number of meaningful interventions, addressing the huge societal challenge of the Future of Work. Are you creative, innovative and open minded? You are someone who can take responsibility for steering the ecosystem and leading the design of the possible solutions, for instance with student teams? And for you no roads are impossible, as long as the impact is clear and it contributes to a solution of a real problem?

Do you have questions about this traineeship? You can also contact Walter Baets, Learning Officer @ Eindhoven Engine, via or Lotte Geertsen, Project Leader Emergence Lab @ Eindhoven Engine, via