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1987 …2020
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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 predictive control Engineering & Materials Science
Identification (control systems) Engineering & Materials Science
Large scale systems Engineering & Materials Science
Tuning Engineering & Materials Science
Catalysis Engineering & Materials Science
Chemical activation Engineering & Materials Science
Scheduling Engineering & Materials Science
Controllers Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1987 2020

Model based control and open innovation 2.0

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

Research output: Book/ReportInaugural speechAcademic

Open Access
File
1 Citation (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

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

Model predictive control
Tuning
Controllers
Online systems
Monitoring
14 Citations (Scopus)
9 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

5 Citations (Scopus)

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
Model predictive control
Tuning
Bandwidth
Predictive control systems
Distillation columns

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

Model predictive control
Process control
Predictive control systems
Tuning
Degradation

Courses

Advanced process control

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Course

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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