PhD 'Sensor Based Process Monitoring and Advanced Process Control (INSPEC)' (V36.2806)

PhD 'Sensor Based Process Monitoring and Advanced Process Control (INSPEC)'

Department of Electrical Engineering
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Job description

The Control Systems Group at the Electrical Engineering Department in Eindhoven University of Technology has an opening for a PhD position (4 years) in the project ‘Integrating Sensor Based Process Monitoring and Advanced Process Control (INSPEC).

Project description:
The INSPEC is a research project in cooperation with Radboud University Nijmegen (, the Institute of Sustainable Process Technology (ISPT,, DSM (, FrieslandCampina (  CORBION ( and Huntsman ( The goal of the project is to integrate quantitatively information from state-of-the-art Process Analytical Technology, process measurements and dynamic process models (data driven or physics-based) into Advanced Process Control.  The open position at Control Systems Group concerns the alignment of rigorous models with actual process behavior with a predefined level of accuracy. The aim is to develop techniques for online calibration of models to actual process behaviour. The relevant research areas include identifiability of processes and parameter estimation, sensitivity analysis, optimal sensor location and selection of measurement. It is also the objective this project to implement and analyze the developed technology on case studies provided by the industrial partners.

Group Description:
The research mission of the Control Systems Group is to master complexity present in mechatronics, power systems, automotive systems and industrial processes. The group focuses on fundamental research in model reduction, spatial temporal systems, Lyapunov methods for real-time control and distributed systems, and system identification. Furthermore, many industrial projects are being carried out in the area of automotive, process control, wireless sensor networks, power systems. The group actively participates in the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC). For more detailed information on the activities of the group please check

Job requirements

We are looking for interested candidates with a background in systems and control, (applied) physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or a related field.

Conditions of employment

As an employee of the university, you will receive a gross salary between € 2191 and € 2801 per month as well as excellent employment conditions. The university offers an attractive package of fringe benefits such as excellent technical infrastructure, child care, savings schemes, and excellent sports facilities. Assistance for finding accommodation can also be given.

Information and application

• For more information about the project and any informal enquiries, please contact
• More information on employment conditions can be found here: employment conditions.

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You should upload the following:
• a detailed curriculum vitae
• a letter of motivation
• contact information of two references

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