• 331 Citations
1987 …2020

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Research profile

Ton Backx has been Dean of the Department of Electrical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology since 2006. Since 1990 he has been part-time professor at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Control Systems group. Ton Backx is specialized in the field of process identification, model based process control and model reduction and its applications to a wide range of processes in hydrocarbons processing, chemical processing, glass manufacturing and steel production. He was one of the founders and former CEO of IPCOS, a company specialized in the field of high performance model predictive control and process optimization. For the past two decades Ton has had senior management positions within Setpoint, AspenTech, IPCOS and Eindhoven University of Technology. He also has worked as principal consultant for Hydrocarbon Processing Industries, Chemical Processing Industries and Glass Industries doing process performance improvement studies and supervising model based control and optimization projects. He has initiated, supervised and been involved in several major European research projects in the field of process modeling, model based process control and model reduction– among others IMPACT, INCOOP, POLYPROMS, SINC-PRO, PROMATCH, CRYPTO.

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Model based control and open innovation 2.0

Backx, A. C. P. M. T., 10 Jan 2020, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 40 p.

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Advanced autonomous model-based operation of industrial process systems (Autoprofit): technological developments and future perspectives

Ozkan, L., Bombois, X. J. A., Ludlage, J. H. A., Rojas, C. R., Hjalmarsson, H., Moden, P. E., Lundh, M., Backx, A. C. P. M. & Van den Hof, P. M. J., 2016, In : Annual Reviews in Control. 42, p. 126-142

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    13 Downloads (Pure)

    Generalized predictive control tuning by controller matching

    Tran, N., Ozkan, L. & Backx, A. C. P. M., Jan 2015, In : Journal of Process Control. 25, p. 1-18

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    17 Citations (Scopus)
    9 Downloads (Pure)

    A model-free approach for auto-tuning of model predictive control

    Tran, N., Scholten, J., Ozkan, L. & Backx, A. C. P. M., 2014, In : IFAC-PapersOnLine. 47, 3, p. 2189-2194 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    Autonomous maintenance of advanced process control: application to an industrial depropanizer

    Guidi, H., Larsson, C. A., Tran, Q. N., Ozkan, L. & Backx, A. C. P. M., 1 Jan 2014, Fuels and Petrochemicals Division 2014 - Core Programming Area at the 2014 AIChE Spring Meeting and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Vol. 2. p. 923-932 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • Courses

    Advanced process control

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    Student theses

    3D workpiece reconstruction from 2D images : using top-view cameras

    Author: Blokland, E., 30 Apr 1993

    Supervisor: Backx, A. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Active sound absorption by impedance control

    Author: Linsen, H., 28 Feb 1994

    Supervisor: Backx, A. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Adaptive control with open loop identification

    Author: Vos, F., 30 Apr 1992

    Supervisor: Backx, A. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Analysis and comparison of data clustering algorithms for linguistic division of fuzzy variables in a fuzzy neural network

    Author: Veenendaal, B. C., 31 Oct 1993

    Supervisor: Backx, A. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Analysis of model-reduction methods

    Author: Ge, X., 31 Dec 1991

    Supervisor: Backx, A. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

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