My name is Jan Tomec. I am 24 years old and I have just finished my master’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Ljubljana. This is also where I finished my bachelor’s degree before that and my high school before that and basically where I lived for the last 10 years. Such monotonous style of life conflicted with my adventurous spirit. The mentor for my internship suggested to me the project THREAD and I was hooked immediately.
For a couple of years now I was working as an intern on different industrial projects which involved mechanics, mathematics and coding. Projects included numerical simulations of nonlinear three-dimensional shell structures, fluid dynamics around rigid bodies, optimisation of production lines and so on. During my studies I took a special interest in continuum mechanics, dynamics, numerical computations and coding.
Considering my background I find the topic on beam theory fascinating. I believe this program will enhance my expertise in the field of mechanics and programming, but also give me a lot of personal experiences. This will give me the edge in the future when I would like to work on similarly engaging projects in industry.