Arnould Geelhand

UCL

Arnould Geelhand

UCL

Biography

I have freshly graduated from 5 years of engineering studies in Belgium. These years have given me numerous opportunities to meet great people and to open my mind to the world. Through the years I have been participating to more and more active and innovative projects against inequalities and for sustainable development and I am willing to continue working in this direction.

I am excited by the idea of sharing these skills in the context of the iSDG challenge and to keep learning from the others.


At the Université Catholique de Louvain, I have taken part in a project oriented towards energy savings and responsible consumption regarding housings. The objective was to explore different ways to encourage people to change their window sets for more eco-friendly products. Indeed, the glass park in Europe still contains 40% of single glazing windows, i.e. which are completely outdated and considerably increase the heating consumption (thus the CO2 production) of the houses. We worked in teams to propose innovative solutions to this problematic and to develop their prototypes. The project has been continued in a partnership with a company to enable its completion to a functional and reliable product. Through this experience, I have learned many things from my teammates and others. I have also familiarized with constructive team working methodologies and I have been introduced to prototyping tools such as 3D printers to gain independency in the design of solutions.