Website Nathan van de Wouw

  NATHAN VAN DE WOUW 

  • Full Professor
    Eindhoven University of Technology
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Dynamics and Control Group
    PO Box 513, WH 0.131
    5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Tel: +31 40 247 3358
    Fax:+31 40 246 1418
    E-mail: N.v.d.Wouw@tue.nl

  • Curriculum vitae: click CV

  PUBLICATIONS 


  • Click PUBLICATIONS, for a complete list of publications (including books, book contributions, journal papers, Ph.D. thesis contributions and refereed conference proceedings)

  MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS 


  • Nathan van de Wouw's current research interest is in the field of "Dynamics and control of (nonlinear) mechanical systems" with a focus on, o.a., the followin themes:

    • Modelling and model reduction for (multi-physics) dynamical systems (also in the scope of Digital Twinning)
    • Data-based control and performance optimization of control systems
    • Networked (wireless) and embedded control systems;
    • Fault-detection and isolation;
    • System identification for nonlinear systems.

    and on the following application fields:

    • High-tech systems, such as printers, electron microscopy, wafer scanners, etc.;
    • Robotics;
    • Mechanical ventilation;
    • Automotive mobility; in particular, highway and urban traffic control, such as platooning and intersection control;
    • Manufacturing and energy exploration processes; in particular, the analysis and control of milling and drilling processes.

  CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS 


  • the ASML Project on 'Model Reduction in a Modular Framework' (in collaboration with Rob Fey and Bart Besselink). This program commenced in 2020.
  • the TNO Project on Anomaly Detection and Mitigation Techniques towards Safe Autonomous Driving' (in collaboration with Emilia Silvas and Peyman Esfahani). This program commenced in 2020.
  • the ICMS Project on 'Active surface dynamic modelling for micro-particle manipulation' (in collaboration with Ines Lopez and Danqing Liu). This program commenced in 2019.
  • the NWO Perspective program Digital Twin: Integration of data-driven and model-based engineering in future industrial technology with value chain optimization' (in collaboration with Rob Fey, Bart Besselink, Peyman Esfahani, Alessandro Saccon and Carlos Murguia). This program commenced in 2020.
  • the EU-H2020 Project I.AM. on 'Impact-aware Robotics for Logistics Applications' (in cooperation with Alessandro Saccon). This project commenced in 2020.
  • the LPDP funded project on 'Dynamics and Control of Drilling processes'. This project commences in 2017.
  • the EU-H2020 EJD Project UCoCoS on 'Understanding and controlling complex systems' (in cooperation KU Leuven, Univ. Lille). This project commenced in 2016.
  • the EU-H2020 EID Project HYDRA on 'Hydraulics modelling for drilling automation (in cooperation Prof.dr. Wil Schilders, Ecole de Mines, Paris and Kelda, Norway). This project commenced in 2016.
  • the STW project CHAmeleon: Hybrid solutions for cost-aware high-performance motion control (in cooperation with ASML, Philips, Assembleon, FEI, TMC, Bosch Rexroth B.V., Oce, VDL, CCM). This project commenced in 2015.
  • the NWO project HYMODRA: hydraulics modelling for drilling automation' (in cooperation Prof.dr. Wil Schilders, Ecole de Mines, Paris and Kelda, Norway). This project commenced in 2016.
  • the Tomax funded project on " Modelling and Dynamic Analysis of Drill-string Systems including the Tomax AST tool". This project commenced in 2017.
  • the Demcon-Macawi funded project on "Learning and Automation in Mechanical Ventilation". This project commenced in 2017.
  • the TU/e-NTNU project on "Identification and data-based control for convergent systems". This project commenced in 2017.
  • Nathan van de Wouw is a member of the European Network for Nonsmooth Dynamics ENNSD webpage
  • Nathan van de Wouw is a member of the European (COST) Network EU-MORNET for Model Reduction

  COMPLETED RESEARCH PROJECTS 


  TEACHING 


  • Ph.D.-Courses taught within the graduate school of Engineering Mechanics (EM):
    • Post-graduate Course on 'Nonlinear Dynamics' (in cooperation with Prof.dr. Henk Nijmeijer) taught in 2005 and 2008
    • Post-graduate Course Â’Multibody DynamicsÂ’ in cooperation with Prof.dr.ir. D.J. Rixen en Prof.dr.ir. J.B. Jonker, taught in 2002.
  • Ph.D.-Courses taught within the graduate school of the Dutch Institute for Systems and Control (DISC):
    • Post-graduate Course on 'Networked Control Systems' (in cooperation with Prof.dr. Maurice Heemels) taught in 2011
    • Post-graduate Course on 'Networked Control Systems' (in cooperation with Prof.dr. Maurice Heemels) taught in 2012
  • Ph.D.-Course taught within the EU Marie Curie Training Network (European Industrial Doctorates project) HYDRA:
    • Post-graduate Course on 'Model reduction' (in cooperation with Prof.dr. Wil Schilders and dr.ir. Bart Besselink) taught in 2016

  • Workshops:
    • Workshop on 'Performance of Nonlinear Control Systems' at the European Control Conference (ECC2009), Budapest, Hungary, 2009 (in cooperation with Dr. A. Pavlov, Prof.dr. H. Nijmeijer and Dr. M.F. Heertjes).
    • Mini-course on 'Networked Control Systems' at the 2010 Benelux Conference, the Netherlands, 2010 (in cooperation with Prof.dr.ir. W.P.M.H. Heemels).

 CURRENT PH.D.-STUDENTS, POSTDOCTORAL STUDENTS 


  • Ph.D.-students
    • L. Hazeleger (Leroy), Hybrid solutions for cost-aware high-performance motion control (Funded by STW)
    • M. Abbasi (Mohammad), Hydraulics modelling and model reduction for drilling automation (Funded by EU)
    • S. Naderi Lordejani (Sajad), Hydraulics modelling and model reduction for drilling automation (Funded by EU)
    • H. Bansal (Harshit), Model reduction for delay systems in the scope of drilling automation (Funded by NWO)
    • J. Thomas (Jijju), Understanding and controlling complex systems (Funded by EU)
    • A. Aribowo (Arviandy), Dynamics and Control of Drilling processes (Funded by LPDP)
    • J.M.F. Reinders (Joey), Learning and Automation in Mechanical Ventilation (Funded by Demcon)
    • M.F. Shakib (Fahim), Identification and data-based control convergent systems
    • A. Amiri (Anahita), Active surface dynamic modelling for micro-particle manipulation (in collaboration with ICMS)
    • L.A.L. Janssen (Lars), Autonomous updating of dynamic models for redesign of engineering systems (Funded by NWO)
    • B. Kessels (Bas), Compositional framework for complexity management of multi-disciplinary digital twins (Funded by NWO)
    • C. van der Ploeg (Chris), Anomaly detection and mitigation techniques towards safe automated driving (Funded by TNO)
    • J. van Steen (Jari), Impact Aware Manipulation by Dexterous Robot Control and Learning in Dynamic Semi-Structured Logistic Environments (Funded by EU)
    • M. Jongeneel (Maarten), Impact Aware Manipulation by Dexterous Robot Control and Learning in Dynamic Semi-Structured Logistic Environments (Funded by EU)
    • L. Poort (Luuk), Model Reduction in a Modular Framework, (Funded by ASML)
  • Postdoctoral Students
    • Mohammad Abbasi, Digital Twin project, (Funded by NWO).
  • For a list of former and current Master-students, PhD-students and PostDocs, click LIST_MSC_PhD.pdf

  AWARDS 


  • 2015 IEEE Control Systems Technology Award 'For the Development and Application of Variable-Gain Control techniques for High-Performance Motion Systems'.
  • 2012 Best Teacher Award, M.Sc. Program of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology.
  • 2014 Best Teacher Award, M.Sc. Program of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology.

  LECTURES AT INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH INSITUTES 


  • Click LECTURES, for a list of recent lectures at international research institutes (excluding presentations at conferences).

  SERVICES TO THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY 


  • For an overview of the services to the scientific community, click PDF