Merel Eland

Master Student

I was born and raised in the South of the Netherlands. In 2011, I received my bachelor in Chemical Engineering at the Fontys University in Eindhoven. Since 2012, I have been working at Bosch Transmission Technology in Tilburg as a Quality Engineer in the laboratory. There are four laboratories in the department in which I work, namely a microscopic lab, a preparation lab (cross-section samples & polishing), a chemical lab and a cleanliness lab. My job is to run the chemical and cleanliness laboratory which involves coordination of control measurements, research & development, stock supply and teaching new measurement methods & equipment to other colleagues.


Because I want to work in the field of R&D with regards to sustainable energy, I started the pre-master Sustainable Energy Technology at the TU/e in 2014. This was quite a challenge because I had to maintain my job at Bosch as well. After I finished the premaster in 2016, I followed the master program with specialization courses in molecular photophysics. In January 2019, I started my graduation project to characterize electron-hole recombination in Perovskite solar cells through time-resolved electroluminescence measurements. I will work on this project for a year as I will be present at the TU/e two days a week.