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NEW GRADUATES AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS DESIGN/SUB-TRACK MECHATRONIC SYSTEMS DESIGN 2017

On October 31, 2017 the fifth group of the PDEng Automotive Systems Design graduated. Among these graduates there were 4 trainees who followed the sub-track Mechatronic Systems Design.
During the symposium prior to the graduation ceremony 12 trainees could present their work. If you follow this link you can watch the video (OpenWebcast.nl) which is made of the symposium and the official graduation ceremony.

ACADEMIC AWARD WINNERS OF 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 the Academic Award winners of 2017 were announced. From the Automotive Systems Design program Evangelos Stamatopoulos, was nominated for the TU/e Design project award.

The award for the best end project of the two-year PDEng designer program went to our former trainee Evangelos Stamatopoulos. He was chosen out of the nominees of all PDEng programs from the 4TU.Federation. Evangelos developed his design ‘Environment Model Creation and ADAS Architecture for trucks: Design and implementation of a sensor fusion algorithm’ at the Stan Ackermans Institute / Automotive Systems Design. His model of environmental sensors is relevant for the development of self-driving cars. He successfully applied this model in the Traffic Jam Assist function in DAF trucks.
You can find more information about his project if you follow this link.

ACADEMIC AWARD WINNERS OF 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015, the Academic Award winners of 2015 were announced during the festivities around the closing of the academic year. From the Automotive Systems Design program Serkan Külah, was nominated for the TU/e Design project award. 

The price for the winning design project was given to our former trainee Serkan Külah. He was chosen out of 9 nominees. Serkan made a design for TNO Automotive. He  concentrated on the further development of a so-called virtual cylinder pressure sensor, developed by TNO. This sensor should minimize systems costs of the fuel flexible control system, which is essential for a successful introduction in the automotive market. By following a system engineering approach, Serkan contributed to specifying the business case and the hardware and software requirements. Furthermore, he managed to extend the virtual sensor concept to be suitable for realistic, highly dynamic engine operation conditions and to apply it for the first time to a novel dual-fuel combustion concept. With the implementation of a prototype, he also demonstrated the feasibility of this concept. Serkan is now a junior researcher at TNO Automotive. 

We congratulate Serkan with his award and wish him success in the future.

The program management is pleased and off course proud that again a graduate from Automotive Systems Design won this TU/e Design Project Award. This award confirms that the program is fullfilling an important role in the market and that all efforts since 2011, to get the program up and running, are now proving to be successful.

ACADEMIC AWARD WINNERS OF 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014, the Academic Award winners of 2014 were announced during the festivities around the closing of the Academic Year. From the first graduates from the Automotive Systems Design program, Antonio Colin Naverrete, was nominated for the TU/e Design Project Award. 

The price for the winning design project was given to our former trainee Antonio Colin Navarrete. He was chosen unanimous out of 9 nominees. Antonio made a design for DAF Trucks NV. The scope of his project work was improvement of the user-friendliness and safety of the Vehicle Follow Control. The title of his design report is 'Vehicle Follow Control Function: Supervisory and Dynamic Control'.

We congratulate Antonio with this award and wish him success in the future.

The program management is pleased and off course proud that one of the first graduates from Automotive Systems Design won this TU/e Design Project Award. This award confirms that the program is fullfilling an important role in the market and that all efforts since 2011, to get the program up and running, are now proving to be successful.

AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS DESIGN EXPANDS!

On October 1, 2014, the second generation trainees from the PDEng program Automotive Systems Design received their official diploma. During a joined ceremony with Software Technology, the diploma was handed over to the graduates. The graduates are now entitled to use the academic degree: Professional Doctorate in Engineering. The graduation ceremony was extra festive because during the ceremony the 3500th PDEng degree nationwidewas handed over to one of the Software Technology graduates.

The official graduation ceremony was preceded by a conference in the Zwarte Doos. The trainees presented their work to the companies where they have done their end projects, their families, friends, colleagues and other interested persons. The end projects of 9 months were executed within TNO (2 candidates), Bosch Transmission Technology, VIBe (Vehicle for Innovation Brabant electric), Benteler Engineering Services and DAF Trucks. The graduation day was concluded with an informal graduation dinner.

On September 29, 2014, we gave the new trainees, already the fourth generation for our PDEng program a warm welcome. They made the wise decision to kickstart their career with this challenging program. After the 2-year program, the trainees will have developed into qualified systems engineers that can address automotive problems from different angles such as Human Technology Interaction, Software Technology, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.
This unique mix of disciplines being taught to the trainees is the ASD program's answer to the increasing need in the automotive industry, and also in the high tech industry in general, for technological designers  that can develop innovative solutions for automotive issues and develop high tech automotive system designs

With already 13 alumni and 25 trainees following the program at this moment, we aim to meet the requests from the automotive industry and high tech industry to deliver excellent and fully qualified technological designers.

SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS AT BRAINPORT

Our trainee, Ms. Preethi Ramamurthy wrote an article about the post-Masters program Automotive Systems Design. The article is published in a leading newspaper in India called 'The Hindu'.

The online version of the news article can be found by following this link.