After graduating with a professional doctorate in engineering—PDEng—from the Technical University of Eindhoven, Nick was excited to learn more about the high-tech industry. He decided to explore the field by working as a consultant, and eventually consulted for Philips Lighting. After six months, Nick realized the company was the best fit for him, as it combines all the advantages of a huge multi-national organization with all the advantages of a startup.
Nick's function as an embedded connectivity engineer means he works closely with hardware, developing embedded software. He’s responsible for interfacing various systems with sensors, actuators, and connectivity modules. Nick works in the Philips Lighting Research Department, and as such, he spends much of his time interacting with new technologies that will later be harnessed for commercial use.
“The project I am most proud of is extending CityTouch with a sound sensor. City Touch is one of our existing products that controls the lighting infrastructure of a city, and we added a sensor that measures sound level to it. We piloted our sensor box in Los Angeles, and it was amazing how much value it could bring to the city and its inhabitants.”
“We bring together the quality attributes from different people from various disciplines to make a team. We work as one to accomplish everything. Being open, social, and able to collaborate is important to succeed here.”