• Postbus 513

    5600 MB Eindhoven



Introductie / missie

The mission of the CST group is to develop new methods and tools in the area of Systems Theory, Control Engineering and Mechatronics. The research focuses on understanding the fundamental system properties that determine the performance of mechanical engineering systems, and exploiting this knowledge for the design of the high-tech systems of the future.

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We want an internationally leading role in research, combined with inspiring education, valorisation through spin-off companies, and direct co-operation with industry.

Over de organisatie

Our overall research strategy is focused on performance-driven design and control. The performance of a controlled system is defined as the extent to which the actual behaviour of the system matches the intended behaviour, while being subject to disturbances acting on the system and variations in system dynamics. Performance requirements can be related, for instance, to the accurate tracking of a set-point (motion) or to the energy utilisation (hybrid vehicles). Fundamental properties that determine and possibly limit performance can be found in both external sources (disturbances acting on the system) and internal sources (system properties, controller properties, quality of sensors and actuators etc.). Only by an integrated design of both the mechatronic (hardware) system and the (software) controller the highest performance requirements can be achieved. 

The engineering question underlying the design problem of high-performance systems is how to find the best combination of controller and system realisation such that the performance requirements are achieved for all prescribed situations (disturbances and system variations).  

The scientific question is how to exploit (model-based) insights into the fundamental properties of the system for systematic analysis and design, leading to a significant increase in the achievable performance. It is clear that the engineering question has a strong interrelationship with the scientific question, in which the former has the role of validation and inspiration for new directions of research.

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    A comparison of low-load efficiency optimization on a heavy-duty engine operated with gasoline-diesel RCCI and CDC

    Willems, R. C., Deen, N. G., Willems, F. P. T. & Somers, L. M. T., 1 jan 2020, ASME 2019 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, ICEF 2019. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 12 blz. V001T03A003

    Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

  • Beyond performance/cost tradeoffs in motion control: a multirate feedforward design with application to a dual-stage wafer system

    van Zundert, J., Oomen, T., Verhaegh, J., Aangenent, W., Antunes, D. J. & Heemels, W. P. M. H., mrt 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. 28, 2, blz. 448-461 14 blz., 8575151.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

    Open Access
  • 1 Citaat (Scopus)
    48 Downloads (Pure)

    Conformal slip-free wafer chucking using an actuated wafer table

    Hermanussen, S. J., Habets, M. B. I., Heertjes, M. F. & Vermeulen, J. P. M. B., 10 feb 2020, 2019 7th International Conference on Control, Mechatronics and Automation (ICCMA). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, blz. 278-282 5 blz. 8988610

    Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

  • Uitrusting

    AFM Nanostage 3D

    Maarten Steinbuch (Manager)

    Control Systems Technology

    Uitrusting/faciliteit: Uitrusting

  • Automotive Engineering Science Laboratory

    E. Meinders (Manager) & Sjoerd C.M. Knippenberg (Manager)

    Dynamics and Control

    Uitrusting/faciliteit: Onderzoekslaboratorium


    3E-Royal SMIT- De Kuyper Award

    Elena Mocanu (Ontvanger), 2016

    Prijs: AndersDiscipline gerelateerdProfessioneel

    ASML-award for the best fundamental Ph.D. thesis @ TU/e

    W.P.M.H. (Maurice) Heemels (Ontvanger), 2000

    Prijs: TU/eAndersWetenschappelijk

    Automatica Outstanding Service Award (IFAC)

    W.P.M.H. (Maurice) Heemels (Ontvanger), 2014

    Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk


    Adaptive Optimal Control of Unknown Nonlinear Systems via System Identification

    Frank P.T. Willems (Examinator)
    21 jan 2020

    Activiteit: Types examensExamenWetenschappelijk

    ICT with Industry

    Michel A. Reniers (Lid van programmacomité)
    20 jan 202024 jan 2020

    Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementWorkshop, seminar, cursus of expositieProfessioneel

    The self-learning powertrain: towards smart and green transport

    Frank P.T. Willems (Spreker)
    19 nov 2019

    Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerWetenschappelijk


    Dutch EV expert debunks Murdoch-pedalled myth about electric car emissions

    Auke E. Hoekstra


    1 item van Media-aandacht

    Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

    RadTech 2020 to Focus on End Uses, Sustainability and More

    Thomas Hafkamp


    1 item van Media-aandacht

    Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

    ‘New paradigm’ in UV curing named to RadLaunch class of 2020

    Thomas Hafkamp


    1 item van Media-aandacht

    Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar


    Automotive powertrains

    Thomas M. Hafkamp (Content manager), Sjoerd C.M. Knippenberg (Content manager), Nancy Wagemakers (Content manager)

    Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

    Control of fusion plasmas

    Thomas M. Hafkamp (Content manager), Sjoerd C.M. Knippenberg (Content manager), Nancy Wagemakers (Content manager)

    Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

    Cyber-Physical Systems and Systems Engineering

    Thomas M. Hafkamp (Content manager), Sjoerd C.M. Knippenberg (Content manager), Nancy Wagemakers (Content manager)

    Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)


    A control-oriented model for breakdown and burn-through in TCV and its application

    Auteur: Ravensbergen, T., 26 jan 2017

    Begeleider: Felici, F. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Reimerdes, H. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach), Sinha, J. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach) & de Baar, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

    A generalized model for the simulation of tomato crop yield

    Auteur: Kuijpers, W., 29 jun 2016

    Begeleider: van de Molengraft, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Mourik, van, S. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

    A mechatronic force feedback device

    Auteur: Weel, N., aug 2007

    Begeleider: Steinbuch, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Serrarens, A. (Externe coach) & Damen, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master