As a materials strength consultant, he looks at whether constructions that are designed meet requirements.MSc. Tristan van Hoek, alumnus
Tristan van Hoek chose to graduate in the Computational and Experimental Mechanics master track. "It focuses on material behavior, both at micro and macro levels. I like tangible products, so I studied the remodeling of bumpers," he explains. Through the recruitment days, Van Hoek found a job as a consultant on the theory of materials strength with Lloyd's Register, a consulting firm for rail infrastructure.
"We do a lot of certification. NS (Dutch railways) is a big client." As a materials strength consultant, he looks at whether constructions that are designed meet requirements. "At TU/e I did a lot of work on finite element programs. I still do so here." Apart from this, he also works on the installation of infotainment screens and WIFI in trains. "This is a big project, in which I need to consult with a lot of people. I am involved in the mechanical part, and in assembly and wiring."