The passing of Juan came as an enormous shock to everyone within the department, says managing director Alfons Bruekers. "We remember Juan as a warm personality, friendly and sociable. We are grateful for all his cooperation and creative contributions. We will miss him dearly."
Since September 2013 Juan had been working as a trainee in the post-Master design program ICT within the department of Electrical Engineering. He was no stranger to the department, having previously been part of the Erasmus MSc exchange project in 2011 and 2012.
Juan was born in Madrid and studied Industrial Engineering at the University Carlos III in that city. In his non-academic pursuits, Juan was a talented skater; he was a trainer for a number of years and an active player in the student ice-hockey team E.S.IJ.V. Icehawks.
At the reception area of the Potentiaal building on Floor 1 there is a condolence register for everyone who wishes to leave a personal message. There is also a condolence register online.
The cremation and farewell will be on Monday 7 April at 5pm in Crematorium Rijtackers, Anthony Fokkerweg 150 in Eindhoven. According to managing director Bruekers, Juan's family have indicated that they very much appreciate attendance by colleagues and fellow students.