Are you enthusiastic about how to contribute to the progress in the field of dynamical systems and control? Are you able to further valorize such research in industry and society and willing
to contribute to the existing BSc program Mechanical Engineering and the MSc programs Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Systems and Control (S&C) within the department?
The Department of Mechanical Engineering of the TU/e seeks to hire an outstanding faculty member at the level of (tenure-track) assistant professor within the field of Dynamical Systems and Control, who should play a role in addressing challenges and trends in our field.
The dynamics of engineering systems play a central role in the design for their operational functionality. Examples are robots, autonomous vehicles, high-tech equipment for the semi-conductor industry, electron microscopes, manufacturing systems, MEMS devices and many more. The thorough understanding of the dynamics of engineering systems, including aspects of both modelling and analysis, is a key discipline within (mechanical) engineering. In addition, it is an important prerequisite to the automatic control of engineering systems. Hence, it is tightly connected to the discipline of systems and control, which focusses on the fundamentals of ensuring that engineering systems can operate safely and with desired performance. Control is also the central factor in our desire to make engineering systems increasingly autonomous. Examples of both industrial and societal impact of improved system autonomy are self-driving cars, high precision positioning systems, smart medical devices, etc.
Within the Dynamics and Control section of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, we foster the vision that the fruitful synergy between the fields of dynamical systems and control is highly beneficial in taking on the future societal and industrial challenges in the fields of high-tech systems, mobility, sustainability and health. The Dynamics and Control section comprises a diverse and committed team of 20+ full- and part-time researchers and 30+ Post-doc and PhD students. We intensively collaborate within the section and division and with industrial partners within innovative research projects and highly value societal and industrial valorization. Moreover, we provide high-quality and challenging education, continuously investing in educational innovation. The section has a broad funding base and a strong track record in attracting industrial funding and international collaborations.
Research on dynamical systems is currently taking on a multitude of challenges. Firstly, the joint consideration of first-principle modelling and data-driven approaches will become increasingly important in the dynamic modelling of engineering systems, especially when these are operating in unstructured environments. Such synergetic modelling approaches will enable dealing with increasing system complexity and uncertainty. System and model complexity arises from many sources. This calls for new developments on novel numerical, experimental and analytical tools for the analysis of dynamical systems.
In addition, the further development of intelligent autonomous engineering systems poses many challenges on the automatic control of such systems, such as, for example,
Within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, long-standing application-related research lines are being maintained on topics that, on the one hand, will benefit from developments in the scope of Dynamical Systems and Control and, on the other hand, would serve as excellent ways to valorize such research in relevant application domains, such as, e.g., autonomous and cooperative vehicles, nano opto-mechatronics, robotics, mechatronics for high-tech systems, digital twinning for smart industry & advanced manufacturing, high-tech systems, health applications, smart energy systems, automation of distribution centers, acoustics, smart materials, etc.
This research theme provides ample opportunity for fundamental, interdisciplinary research and valorization in a wide range of applications, many of which are strongly rooted in the Dutch high-tech & manufacturing industry, and the agriculture and transportation sectors.
Your new group will be embedded in the Dynamics and Control Section with the Division of Dynamical Systems Design of the department. You are expected to strongly co-operate with existing groups in this division and other Sections of the department. The department fosters a personnel strategy stimulating personal growth towards faculty forming independent groups within larger coherent sections.
Your group will be embedded in the Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute and the associated High-Tech Systems Center within the University. She/he will also be embedded in research schools of the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC) and Engineering Mechanics (EM).
Work with us!
We have several other open positions:
Associate / Full Professor Dynamical Systems and Control
Assistant Professor Acoustics of Complex Engineering Systems
Assistant Professor Multi-physics Dynamical System Design
More information can be obtained from the link:
Questions regarding the scientific content can be directed to prof.dr.ir. N.(Nathan) van de Wouw, n.v.d.wouw[at]tue.nl
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