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Tijs Donkers is an Assistant Professor in the Control Systems group of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His current research focusses on developing control theory specifically for automotive applications, with an emphasis on the computational aspects of the control algorithms.

His recent research has led to using distributed optimization and (model predictive) control for (complete) vehicle energy management. Besides this, his research covers several aspects of modeling and control of batteries (such as optimal charging, cell balancing and state estimation) and combustion engines.

Besides these automotive applications, Tijs is interested in the role of sampling in control and identification, with an emphasis on event-triggered and networked control systems.

Academic background

Tijs Donkers received his MSc and PhD (both summa cum laude) in Systems and Control in 2008 and 2011, respectively, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at TU/e. In 2010, Tijs visited the Cyber-Physical Systems laboratory of the University of California at Los Angeles, CA, USA, and, from 2012 until 2013, he was a researcher at the Dutch Institute for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) in Helmond, Netherlands. He has been an assistant professor since 2013 and received tenure in 2016. He is currently involved in the European projects 3CCar, EVERLASTING and AUTODRIVE.

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Battery Mathematics
Controller Mathematics
Diesel Engine Mathematics
Linear Parameter-varying Systems Mathematics
Norm Mathematics
Linear Control Systems Mathematics
Energy Management Mathematics
Observer Design Mathematics

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Research Output 2006 2020

113 Downloads (Pure)

A distributed optimization approach for complete vehicle energy management

Romijn, T. C. J., Donkers, M. C. F., Kessels, J. T. B. A. & Weiland, S., May 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. 27, 3, p. 964-980 17 p., 8267501.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Energy management
Climate control
Convex optimization
Fuel consumption
1 Citation (Scopus)
53 Downloads (Pure)

Systematic design of multivariable fuel injection controllers for advanced diesel combustion

Luo, X., Donkers, M. C. F., de Jager, A. G. & Willems, F. P. T., 1 Sep 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. 27, 5, p. 1979-1990

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Fuel injection
Disturbance rejection
Engine cylinders
Robustness (control systems)
22 Citations (Scopus)
172 Downloads (Pure)

A comparison and accuracy analysis of impedance-based temperature estimation methods for Li-ion batteries

Beelen, H. P. G. J., Raijmakers, L. H. J., Donkers, M. C. F., Notten, P. H. L. & Bergveld, H. J., 2016, In : Applied Energy. 175, p. 128-140 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
estimation method
Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
489 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)
State feedback
Control systems
339 Citations (Scopus)
134 Downloads (Pure)

Stability analysis of networked control systems using a switched linear systems approach

Donkers, M. C. F., Heemels, W. P. M. H., Wouw, van de, N. & Hetel, L. L., 2011, In : IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. 56, 9, p. 2101-2115

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Networked control systems
Linear systems
Network protocols
Uncertain systems

Student theses

An application-oriented impedance-based temperature estimation method for Li-ion battery packs

Author: Mundaragi Shivakumar, K., 31 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Van den Hof, P. (Supervisor 1), Donkers, M. (Supervisor 2), Bergveld, H. (Supervisor 2) & Beelen, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

A situational awareness system for autonomous vehicles based on multiple hypothesis tracking

Author: Evers, F., 31 Aug 2015

Supervisor: Weiland, S. (Supervisor 1), Donkers, M. (Supervisor 2), Vissers, J. (External person) (External coach) & Elfring, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Control-oriented modeling of an electric bus HVAC system

Author: Digumoorthi, R., 6 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Donkers, T. (Supervisor 1) & Hol, A. A. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

Dynamic programming for integrated emission management in diesel engines

Author: van Schijndel, J., 31 Jan 2014

Supervisor: Donkers, M. (Supervisor 1), Willems, F. (Supervisor 2) & Heemels, W. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Energy efficient control of the pneumatic system in an electric bus

Author: Sekar, A., 31 Jul 2018

Supervisor: Donkers, T. (Supervisor 1), Padilla Cazar, P. (Supervisor 2) & Digumoorthi, R. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master