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Dr Dragan Kostic holds PhD degree in Control engineering and Robotics, received from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. His expertise comprises robotics, multidisciplinary system modeling, system identification, robust model-based control, and data-based control.

He graduated in automatic control at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Niš, in Serbia. At the same institution he received MSc degree in robotics in 2000. His research was on sliding-mode control of induction motors and application of biomechanical analogies in robotics. In 2004 he finished PhD project "Data-based Control of Motion Systems", carried out with the Control Systems Technology Group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

From October 2004 till January 2006 he was a Research Fellow at the Embedded Systems Institute in Eindhoven. Via the institute he accomplished industrial traineeship at the FEI Company in Acht, focusing on high performance motion control of an ultra-low speed (~100 [nm/s]) non-linear piezoelectric motor driven motion system. Later on he was a Research Fellow at the Tangram project, investigating methods to reduce time of integration and testing of ASML wafer scanners.

In February 2006 he joined ASML in the role of a design engineer responsible for high quality leveling of the wafer scanners. From July 2008 till Jully 2011, dr Kostic was an assistant professor for nonlinear control and robotics at the Dynamics and Control group. His research comprised the following topics: - cooperative and formation control of nonholonomic mobile robots, - cooperative robot manipulation, - teleoperated robotic systems, - nonlinear observer design, - humanoid robotics, - social robotics, - vision-based robot servo control.

Since August 2011, dr Kostic is back to the industry. In 2011 and 2012 he carried out a project at the Mechatronics Research group of ASML. The project was on modeling and discrete-time servo control design for current and flux amplifiers of reluctance motors.

As from May 2012, dr Kostic is Architect Mechatronics at the Segula Technologies Nederland BV. Besides architecting work, he provides coaching in robotics, multidisciplinary system modeling, dynamics, simulation, system identification, control design, signal processing, data analysis, experimentation, and performance assessment. He also investigates contamination and damages on backside of wafers at ASML.

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


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