Website Nathan van de Wouw

  NATHAN VAN DE WOUW 

  • Full Professor
    Eindhoven University of Technology
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Dynamics and Control Group
    PO Box 513, WH 0.131
    5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Tel: +31 40 247 3358
    Fax:+31 40 246 1418
    E-mail: N.v.d.Wouw@tue.nl

  • Adjunct Full Professor
    University of Minnesota
    Department of Civil, Environmental & Geo-Engineering
    Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, U.S.A.
    E-mail: nvandewo@umn.edu

  • Full Professor
    Delft University of Technology
    Department of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
    Delft Center for Systems and Control
    Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands
    E-mail: N.vandeWouw@tudelft.nl

  • Curriculum vitae: click CV

  PUBLICATIONS 


  • Click PUBLICATIONS, for a complete list of publications (including books, book contributions, journal papers, Ph.D. thesis contributions and refereed conference proceedings)

  MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS 


  • Nathan van de Wouw's current research interest is in the field of "Dynamics and control of (nonlinear) mechanical systems" with a focus on, o.a., the following application fields:

    • Manufacturing and energy exploration processes; in particular, the analysis and control of milling and drilling processes;
    • Automotive mobility; in particular, highway traffic control;
    • High-tech networked (wireless) and embedded control systems.

  CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS 


  • the LPDP funded project on 'Dynamics and Control of Drilling processes'. This project commences in 2017.
  • the TNO project on 'Safe Automation for Truck Platooning'. This project commences in 2017.
  • the EU-H2020 EJD Project UCoCoS on 'Understanding and controlling complex systems' (in cooperation KU Leuven, Univ. Lille). This project commenced in 2016.
  • the EU-H2020 EID Project HYDRA on 'Hydraulics modelling for drilling automation (in cooperation Prof.dr. Wil Schilders, Ecole de Mines, Paris and Kelda, Norway). This project commenced in 2016.
  • the STW project CHAmeleon: Hybrid solutions for cost-aware high-performance motion control (in cooperation with ASML, Philips, Assembleon, FEI, TMC, Bosch Rexroth B.V., Oce, VDL, CCM). This project commenced in 2015.
  • the NWO project HYMODRA: hydraulics modelling for drilling automation' (in cooperation Prof.dr. Wil Schilders, Ecole de Mines, Paris and Kelda, Norway). This project commenced in 2016.
  • the EU-FP7 Project iGame on 'Interoperable GCDC AutoMation Experience' (in cooperation with Chalmers University, TNO and IDIADA), This project commenced in 2014.
  • the project `Modelling an analysis of multi-modal vibrations of drilling systems' (at the University of Minnesota, U.S.A. and in cooperation with Petrobras). This project commenced in 2013.
  • the NWO project CaPP: Car as Power Plant (at the Delft University of Technology). This project commenced in 2014.
  • the NWO project ATES: Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage Smart Grids (at the Delft University of Technology). This project commenced in 2014.
  • Nathan van de Wouw is a member of the European Network for Nonsmooth Dynamics ENNSD webpage
  • Nathan van de Wouw is a member of the European (COST) Network EU-MORNET for Model Reduction

  COMPLETED RESEARCH PROJECTS 


  TEACHING 


  • Ph.D.-Courses taught within the graduate school of Engineering Mechanics (EM):
    • Post-graduate Course on 'Nonlinear Dynamics' (in cooperation with Prof.dr. Henk Nijmeijer) taught in 2005 and 2008
    • Post-graduate Course ’Multibody Dynamics’ in cooperation with Prof.dr.ir. D.J. Rixen en Prof.dr.ir. J.B. Jonker, taught in 2002.
  • Ph.D.-Courses taught within the graduate school of the Dutch Institute for Systems and Control (DISC):
    • Post-graduate Course on 'Networked Control Systems' (in cooperation with Prof.dr. Maurice Heemels) taught in 2011
    • Post-graduate Course on 'Networked Control Systems' (in cooperation with Prof.dr. Maurice Heemels) taught in 2012
  • Ph.D.-Course taught within the EU Marie Curie Training Network (European Industrial Doctorates project) HYDRA:
    • Post-graduate Course on 'Model reduction' (in cooperation with Prof.dr. Wil Schilders and dr.ir. Bart Besselink) taught in 2016

  • Workshops:
    • Workshop on 'Performance of Nonlinear Control Systems' at the European Control Conference (ECC2009), Budapest, Hungary, 2009 (in cooperation with Dr. A. Pavlov, Prof.dr. H. Nijmeijer and Dr. M.F. Heertjes).
    • Mini-course on 'Networked Control Systems' at the 2010 Benelux Conference, the Netherlands, 2010 (in cooperation with Prof.dr.ir. W.P.M.H. Heemels).

 CURRENT PH.D.-STUDENTS, POSTDOCTORAL STUDENTS 


  • Ph.D.-students
    • E. Fonseca (Eduardo), Modelling an analysis of multi-modal vibrations of drilling systems (at the University of Minnesota, U.S.A., Funded by Petrobras).
    • A.I. Morales-Medina (Alejandro), Interoperable GCDC AutoMation Experience (Funded by EU).
    • F. Alavi (Farid), Car as a power plant (at the TUD, Funded by NWO)
    • V. Rostampour (Vahab) , Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage Smart Grids (at the TUD, Funded by NWO)
    • R. Beerens (Ruud), Hybrid solutions for cost-aware high-performance motion control (Funded by STW)
    • A. van der Maas (Annemiek), Hybrid solutions for cost-aware high-performance motion control (Funded by STW)
    • L. Hazeleger (Leroy), Hybrid solutions for cost-aware high-performance motion control (Funded by STW)
    • M. Abbasi (Mohammad), Hydraulics modelling and model reduction for drilling automation (Funded by EU)
    • S. Naderi Lordejani (Sajad), Hydraulics modelling and model reduction for drilling automation (Funded by EU)
    • H. Bansal (Harshit), Model reduction for delay systems in the scope of drilling automation (Funded by NWO)
    • J. Thomas (Jijju), Understanding and controlling complex systems (Funded by EU)
    • E. van Nunen (Ellen), Safe Automation for Truck Platooning (Funded by TNO)
    • A. Aribowo (Arviandy), Dynamics and Control of Drilling processes (Funded by LPDP)
  • For a list of former and current Master-students, PhD-students and PostDocs, click LIST_MSC_PhD.pdf

  AWARDS 


  • 2015 IEEE Control Systems Technology Award 'For the Development and Application of Variable-Gain Control techniques for High-Performance Motion Systems'.
  • 2012 Best Teacher Award, M.Sc. Program of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology.
  • 2014 Best Teacher Award, M.Sc. Program of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology.

  LECTURES AT INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH INSITUTES 


  • Click LECTURES, for a list of recent lectures at international research institutes (excluding presentations at conferences).

  SERVICES TO THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY 


  • For an overview of the services to the scientific community, click PDF