Barry Fitzgerald is originally from Limerick, Ireland and has worked and lived in the Brainport Eindhoven Region for nearly two years. Barry is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and has recently published his first book ´Secret of Superhero Science´. LIFE AS A RESEARCH SCIENTIST IN THE BRAINPORT REGION Barry Fitzgerald moved

Meet Aitor Legarreta from Spain

Aitor Legarreta is originally from Spain and has worked and lived in the Brainport Eindhoven Region for 1,5 years. Aitor is a Junior Design Engineer at the NTS-Group. The NTS–Group develops, manufactures and optimises opto-mechatronic systems, modules and components for international machine builders (OEMs). Their added value enables leading OEM players in the high-tech industry


I like the region and the central location. You can go almost everywhere in the country from here and it will never take more than three hours. I also like the city of Eindhoven, where I live. It’s not too crowded, but still an interesting globalising city.

It has become my second home, Brabant suits me. I like the straightforward attitude here, even though I had to get used to that.


Pradhayini Ramamurthy (29) moved from India to the Netherlands five years ago. She now works as a Software Engineer at Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Materials & Structural Analysis division (formerly FEI Company) which is located in the Brainport Eindhoven Region. There she builds applications for users of electron microscopes, enabling easier and more optimized control of

Punch Powertrain is a Belgian automotive company that produces Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT’s) and fuel efficient powertrains. The company faces a period of explosive growth as the technology is very popular in Asia. Systems Engineer Emilio Maldonado (29) from Mexico works for the company’s R&D department in the Dutch city of Eindhoven in the Brainport

Eindhoven was one of the cities I had in mind when I looked for a study abroad. It’s not too crowded, a nice city to live in and it has an airport close by so I can visit my family and friends easily.

“My primary goal was to find a study in Europe, given in English. So first, I looked at the ranking of European universities and Tilburg was in the top ten.