Every two weeks, we will post a blog about one of the Qlayers team members. This time, it's all about Bart.
Bart’s love for functional coatings started a long time ago. He used to be a competitive swimmer that owned a shark-skin swimsuit. Even at the age of eleven, he knew that these riblet pants helped him to swim faster and win races! The former race swimmer is now part of team tech at Qlayers. He started his internship in February 2018 and is already a vital member of the team. Bart is designing a direct feedback system for our printing heads, to make the application of shark-skin riblets possible for way more than swim gear.
Bart Bekkema is originally from a small town in Friesland called Wolvega and studied Applied Physics in Enschede. After more than four years of Enschede he decided it was time for a change and went to Delft looking for a start-up to conduct his research. As a student, Bart likes working at a start-up because he can add value to the company. ‘’My input is crucial in the development of our products, and we have deadlines that need to be met, these are great motivators to work hard. ’’ Bart hopes to see a future in which Qlayers coats an aircraft to help reduce the carbon footprint of flying.