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What would be the possibilities if buildings would be able to talk to us?

Academic background


Alex Donkers obtained his MSc degree in Construction Management and Engineering cum laude in August 2019, after obtaining his BSc in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences in 2017 at Eindhoven University of Technology. His graduation thesis, performed as an intern at Sweco, was called Improving the range of EVs through urban data

Next to his studies, Alex fulfilled multiple external roles at the Royal Dutch Society of Engineers, VIRTUe and CHEOPS and finished many external courses and certificates, amongst which one at Harvard University.

His interest in technology and the built environment led to the appointment of a PhD-position in October 2019, researching Digital Twins.

Research profile

Alex Donkers performs research as a Doctoral Candidate within the Information Systems in the Built environment group, part of the Design and Decision Support Systems research program. His research is in close collaboration with KPN, being part of SmartTWO and the larger KPN+Universities collaboration.

His interests are smart cities, autonomous things, (electric) mobility, big data, urban environments, digitalization and high tech innovation, (augmented) user-behavior and process optimization. His current research focusses on Digital Twins.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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