Scientists investigate that which already is; engineers create that which has never been. You might face the challenge of building a submarine, widen functionalities of embedded systems, design a propulsion system, optimize a powertrain or make a robot dance Macarena while waiting for the next command. In the Engineering Arena, you will have to apply all of your knowledge to design something new.
In order to be robust and work properly, every system must be designed by a multidisciplinary team, capable of bringing a new perspective to the solution. You might want to pick mechanical, electrical and aerospace engineers. But don’t forget, physicists will also help you as they are trained to shift from abstract to real on a daily basis. You might be wondering now...saying...but there are so many different research fields, how do I choose the right people? No worries, the core competences will be defined by the mentoring team based on the upcoming tasks.
Because you want to experience what challenges will look like once you have finished your studies and put your engineering skills to the test. You will get to work in a team of brilliant like minded people for four days and together provide a unique take on the topic. Finally, based on the results, you might get an opportunity to present your solution to the jury. That way, not only will you design a system to solve a problem, you can communicate your solution to the field experts, coming from both academia and industry.
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Danijel Zadravec was born in 1994 in Čakovec. He is a PhD student on Process and
Energy Engineering programme at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval
Architecture, University of Zagreb, where he works as a research assistant at the
Chair of Technical Thermodynamics. His areas of interests are heat and mass
transfer processes, separation and cryogenic processes.
Nenad Ferdelji was born in 1982 in Zagreb, where he graduated from Gymnasium Lucijan Vranjanin and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in 2006, where he was awarded with a Faculty Medal. The same year he started working at the Chair of Technical Thermodynamics of the same institution. He is in charge of the Thermodynamics laboratory, and his fields of interest include heat and mass transfer processes, modeling of non-stationary temperature fields, and design of complex thermodynamic systems.
Krešimir Osman was born in Zagreb in 1973 where he graduated from the Machinery and Technical
School Fran Bošnjaković and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture. He
completed his master's at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Department of
Automation, and a doctorate at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture,
Zagreb, in Theory of Construction. He is currently attending doctoral studies at the Faculty of
Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb, in the field of automation, and is employed at the
Technical Polytechnic of Zagreb at the Department of Electrical Engineering. During his professional
career he worked as a designer and constructor at I.B.R. ENGINEERING Cirković, Promatis and
Termo Servis in Zagreb. He also worked as an assistant, senior assistant and lecturer at the Faculty
of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, at the Faculty of Transport and and Traffic
Sciences and the Technical Polytechnic of Zagreb. His hobbies include basketball, tennis, table
tennis, cycling, fitness, film, music and traveling.
Marijana Peti is a 5th year student at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, majoring in Automation. She is particularly interested in robotics and robot management systems. In 2018, she went on exchange in Switzerland at the EPFL, where she gained a lot of knowledge from her area of interest. She participated in STEM Games both years in Engineering arena, where her team won 3rd place in 2018 and 1st place in 2019.
Ivan Ratković is a 5th year student at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, majoring in Automation. He is most interested in the field of industrial manipulators and walking robots. He participated in STEM Games in the Engineering Arena twice. He trains wrestling and likes to explore, travel, work out and eat.