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1993 …2020

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Research profile

Nathan van de Wouw is a full professor at the Dynamics and Control group of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

Nathan's current research interest is in the field of ‘Dynamics and control of mechanical systems’ with a focus on the following application fields: mechatronics and robotics, smart manufacturing, energy exploration processes, cooperative and autonomous driving and networked (wireless) and embedded control systems.

Fundamental research focus is on nonlinear systems and control, modelling of dynamical systems, model complexity reduction, data-based control, networked and cooperative control.

Nathan’s teaching focuses on the modelling of dynamical systems, dynamics and control of nonlinear  systems, robotics and networked control.

Academic background

Nathan van de Wouw (born, 1970) obtained his M.Sc.-degree (with honours) and Ph.D.-degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, in 1994 and 1999, respectively. He currently holds a full professor position at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. Nathan van de Wouw also holds an adjunct full professor position at the University of Minnesota, U.S.A and a (part-time) full professor position at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.  In 2000, Nathan van de Wouw has been working at Philips Applied Technologies, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and, in 2001, he has been working at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Delft, The Netherlands. He has held positions as a visiting professor at the University of California Santa Barbara, U.S.A., in 2006/2007, at the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 2009/2010 and at the University of Minnesota, U.S.A., in 2012 and 2013.  He currently is an Associate Editor for the journals "Automatica" and "IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology".  In 2015, he received the IEEE Control Systems Technology Award "For the development and application of  of variable-gain control techniques for high-performance motion systems". His current research interests are the modelling, model reduction, analysis and control of nonlinear/hybrid and delay systems, with applications to vehicular platooning, high-tech systems, resource exploration, smart energy systems and networked control systems.

Affiliated with

  • Member of the European Network for Nonsmooth Dynamics
  • Member of the European (COST) Network EU-MORNET for Model Reduction
  • Senior member of the IEEE

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • ASML
  • Kulicke & Soffa
  • Philips
  • Thermo Fisher
  • Oce
  • Bosch Rexroth B.V.
  • Oce
  • VDL
  • CCM
  • Petrobras
  • Shell
  • Kelda Drilling Controls
  • Tomax
  • TNO
  • IRIS
  • FlandersMake

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Research Output

Dynamics of a distributed drill string system: Characteristic parameters and stability maps

Aarsnes, U. J. F. & van de Wouw, N., 17 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Sound and Vibration. 417, p. 376-412 37 p.

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  • 14 Citations (Scopus)
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    Synchronization of impacting mechanical systems with a single constraint

    Baumann, M., Biemond, J. J. B., Leine, R. I. & van de Wouw, N., 1 Jan 2018, In : Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena. 362, p. 9-23 15 p.

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
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    Fuel cell cars in a microgrid for synergies between hydrogen and electricity networks

    Alavi, F., Park Lee, E., van de Wouw, N., de Schutter, B. & Lukszo, Z., 1 Apr 2017, In : Applied Energy. 192, p. 296-304 9 p.

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  • 27 Citations (Scopus)
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    Co-design of controller and communication topology for vehicular platooning

    Firooznia, A., Ploeg, J., van de Wouw, N. & Zwart, H. J., 1 Oct 2017, In : IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. 18, 10, p. 2728-2739 12 p.

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  • 11 Citations (Scopus)
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    Error estimates for model order reduction of Burgers' equation

    Abbasi, M. H., Iapichino, L., Besselink, B., Schilders, W. H. A. & van de Wouw, N., 2020, (Accepted/In press).

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  • Courses

    Student theses

    Active trailer steering control for longer heavier vehicles

    Author: Hatzidimitris, P., 31 Oct 2015

    Supervisor: van de Wouw, N. (Supervisor 1), Kural, K. (Supervisor 2), Besselink, I. (Supervisor 2) & Nijmeijer, H. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Analysis of torsional and lateral vibrations in an experimental drill-string set-up

    Author: Hendriks, M., 31 Jan 2005

    Supervisor: Nijmeijer, H. (Supervisor 1), van de Wouw, N. (Supervisor 2) & Mihajlovic, N. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A nonlinear vehicle model for comfort analysis

    Author: Bommer, A., 31 Aug 2006

    Supervisor: van de Wouw, N. (Supervisor 1), van der Linden, P. (External person) (Supervisor 2) & Nijmeijer, H. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A numerical human lower leg model for injury prediction: development, evaluation and application

    Author: van Rooij, L., 31 Aug 2001

    Supervisor: Nijmeijer, H. (Supervisor 1), Wismans, J. (Supervisor 2), Bovendeerd, P. (Supervisor 2), van de Wouw, N. (Supervisor 2) & Cappon, H. (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master

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    'Bandwidth-on-demand' control of a nano-manipulator

    Author: Simon, A., 31 Dec 2014

    Supervisor: Heemels, W. (Supervisor 1), van de Wouw, N. (Supervisor 2), Heertjes, M. (Supervisor 2), de Boeij, J. (Supervisor 2) & Hunnekens, B. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master