“Through the Revolve NTNU student project I was introduced to Kongsberg Automotive, and got the opportunity to work here at the test lab as a summer intern in 2014”
Position: Test Engineer
Facility: Test Laboratory in Kongsberg, Norway
Joined Kongsberg Automotive: 2015
Favourite car: Saab 96 v4, 1972
Passion for: Motorsport
Since 2011/2012, a team of NTNU students have taken on the challenge to developing, designing, building and driving a formula race car in the Formula Student competition. Kongsberg Automotive (KA) is proud sponsor of the project, which brings the students closer to future employers.
Andreas Michael Daving started as Test Engineer at Driver Control's Test Laboratory in Kongsberg this summer, and he is one of our latest recruits from the student project.
He was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, but has lived in Norway for the last 18 years. He graduated from Buskerud and Vestfold University College (HBV) in Kongsberg with a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering in 2013. He followed up with a MSc in mechanical engineering at NTNU Trondheim in the period 2013 to 2015, with specialization in finite element analysis and simulation. The topic for his master’s thesis were verification and correlation of fatigue calculations with regard of a component subjected to random vibrations.
While studying at NTNU I got involved in the formula student project, Revolve NTNU, where I had the responsibility for design and manufacturing of uprights and hubs for the car’s suspension. This was a great learning experience, putting theoretical, physical and practical engineering together by creating a full-blooded open wheeled, single-seater racing car, said Andreas.
Summer internship brought him to KA
Andreas was first introduced to Kongsberg Automotive through the Revolve NTNU student project. He applied for summer internship, and got the opportunity to work at the Test Lab in Kongsberg in 2014. Consequently, he was offered a full time position in KA after graduation.
“Motorsport is one of my true passions in life. I have been involved with radio-controlled racing on both national and international level since 2007. Although it is only 10th of the size of full-size racing cars, it is at least as much fun as “the real thing”, he said.
“I am really excited about working in KA, and looking forward to the future and all that awaits!”
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