TU/e PDEng Thesis Award 2018

Nominees for the best design project at TU/e in 2017


Linh Ngoc Bui MSc PDEng

ThesisAn Analysis of the Benefits of EULYNX-style Requirements Modeling for ProRail
PDEng Program: Software Technology 

Thesis summary
In a safety critical system like railway signaling domain, using models to specify the interface requirements is an innovative way to ProRail. By analysing and developing the methodological approach to modeling, my project supports determining the future of modeling in the signaling domain within ProRail.

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Rameez Ismail MSc PDEng

ThesisNext-Generation Lane Centering Assist System
PDEng Program: Automotive Systems Design

Thesis summary
Around 1.25 million people die each year in road accidents, making it the leading cause of death among people aged between 15 and 29. The major reason for such accidents is driver’s distraction. One fatal consequence of distracted driving is that the vehicle could drift off the driving lane. The Lane Centering Assist System prevents such consequences and automatically steer the vehicle back in the lane.

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Maaike de Jong MSc PDEng

ThesisThe design of an OCT catheter for bladder cancer diagnostics
PDEng Program: Design and Technology of Instrumentation 

Thesis summary
Bladder cancer is the most expensive disease from diagnosis to death. Current diagnostic methods are not good enough. During my project I developed an imaging catheter for bladder cancer diagnostics that enables  urologists to look inside the tissue. This leads to  a more accurate diagnosis  and a decrease in patient burden.

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Mariska de Kort MSc PDEng

ThesisScoren, zien en spreken: Zicht op waardevolle zorginformatie
PDEng Program: Clinical Informatics

Thesis summary
In this project a web based personal dashboard for medical doctors has been designed. The dashboard combines patient reported outcome measures with operational data about the patient and the medical intervention. This holistic approach, together with a well-supported learning cycle, adds new value to the daily work routine of medical doctors.

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Stefan Manojlovic MSc PDEng

ThesisHumanising Bots: Personality and Social Role of Conversational Agents
PDEng Program: User System Interaction

Thesis summary
We are part of a big revolution with the developments of artificial intelligence (AI) around the globe. AI tries to capture human cognitive processes to translate them machines, in order to make them really smart. My research, however, lays in making AI technologies more human-like, by researching human psychosocial models and applying them to chatbots to make them more… likeable.

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Arancha Riquelme Piñera MSc PDEng

ThesisCrystallization Modelling and Reactor Design in Lactic Acid Production  
PDEng Program: Process and Product Design  Mathematics for Industry

Thesis summary
The current project is based on the production of lactic acid, the monomer of PLA, a biodegradable plastic produced form renewable biomass resources. In this process, crystallization is a key phenomenon that has been studied and modelled. This model has been used for the final design of a higher capacity section that will provide Corbion with the desired production target with optimized settings that will enhance its process performance.

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Rabia Zainab Syeda MSc PDEng

ThesisMIRACLE - MIMO Integrated Radar with wide-scan On-chip Antenna Co-Location Efficiency
PDEng Program: Design of Electrical Engineering Systems

Thesis summary
Before having the luxury of driving assistance and self-driving cars, it is crucial to make them safe to use. The security systems in cars then rely on sensors that are placed around the car. The best sensors are millimeter-wave radars since they are quite robust in harsh environments. The small size of these radars, in addition, gives an opportunity to develop a multi-node radar system like MIMO radar that can further improve the resolution and can be valuable for automotive industry.

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Finn Maria Vossen MSc PDEng

ThesisTechnology Prototype Product: a two-step approach to bring building-integrated thin film PV to the market
PDEng Program: Smart Buildings and Cities

Thesis summary
Photovoltaic panels are hot, but how can they optimally be integrated in the built environment? Thin Film (TF) Technology can offer a solution! This project analysed how TF panels could be applied as a building product to become interesting for the Building market.

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