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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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Research Output

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.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    Systematic design of multivariable fuel injection controllers for advanced diesel combustion

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

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    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.

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    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

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  • 357 Citations (Scopus)
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    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