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    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

  • An X-ray imaging device

    van Pinxteren, J., Vermeulen, J. P. M. B. & van Loon, R., 12 mrt 2020, IPC-nummer A61B 6/00, World Intellectual Property Organization, Octrooi Nr. WO2020048896, 2 sep 2019, Prioriteitsdatum 7 sep 2018, Prioriteitsnummer 18193227.8

    Onderzoeksoutput: OctrooiOctrooi-publicatie

    Open Access
  • A vehicle coordination and charge scheduling algorithm for electric Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand Systems

    Böwing, F., Schiffer, M., Salazar, M. & Pavone, M., 2020, (Geaccepteerd/In druk) American Control Conference 2020.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

    Open Access
  • 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


    2020: DISC PhD Award for one of my PhD students (Stefan Heijmans)

    W.P.M.H. (Maurice) Heemels (Ontvanger), 31 mrt 2015

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

    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


    Position Paper AI in Mobiliteit en Transport

    Frank P.T. Willems (Ontvanger)
    8 apr 2020

    Activiteit: Types andere activiteitenOverigeProfessioneel

    39th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control

    Prasoon Garg (Deelnemer), Xander L.J. Seykens (Bijdrager), Paul Mentink (Bijdrager), Frank P.T. Willems (Bijdrager)
    12 mrt 2020

    Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementCongresWetenschappelijk

    Optimization for Smart Mobility Systems: from F1 Racing to Urban Mobility

    Mauro R.U. Salazar Villalon (Spreker)
    20 feb 2020

    Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerWetenschappelijk


    Marco de Baar appointed new director NWO institute DIFFER

    Marco R. de Baar


    1 item van Media-aandacht

    Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

    Why electric trucks, not hydrogen, will corner semi market and replace diesel

    Auke E. Hoekstra


    2 items 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