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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.

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Research Output 2020 2020

Energy utilization
Aerodynamic drag
Travel time
Battery electric vehicles

Activities 2019 2020

  • 1 Contributed talk
  • 1 Keynote talk

Digital twins for smart cities using semantic web technologies

Alex J.A. Donkers (Speaker)
5 Feb 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

Het gebruik van stedelijke data om de actieradius en routekeuze van elektrische voertuigen te optimaliseren

Alex J.A. Donkers (Speaker)
22 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Student theses

Improving the range of EVs through urban data: the impacts of environmental variables and route choice on the energy efficiency of electric vehicles

Author: Donkers, A., 27 Aug 2019

Supervisor: Yang, D. (Supervisor 1), Viktorovic, M. (Supervisor 2), de Vries, B. (Supervisor 2) & Quee, J. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master